Youtube Of The Day – The Hellzapoppin’ Lindy Hop Dance

Preston, England
November 25, 2015 3:34am CST
This 1941 dance sequence from the anarchic comedy gem, Hellzapoppin’ (Marx Brothers style comedy without the Marx Brothers) may be the greatest dance sequence ever captured on film. It features the real dance troop, Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers in a brave segregation and discrimination busting sequence. Here they are the servants in the background during the making of a lousy movie deliberately being made by a director who has made a pact with the Devil. While they think no one is watching, they let their hair down and dance to their own swing jazz beat and what a dance it is. There is a growing revival of interest in Lindy Hop today, and this sequence is often cited as the supreme expression of the dance style. Prepare to be astonished if you never saw this before. Hellzapoppin is gloriously funny as a whole too. Arthur Chappell
From the slapstick, crazy movie Hellzapoppin' released in 1941. Sequence performed by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, who were a professional performing group of Sav...
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@LadyDuck (188518)
• Switzerland
25 Nov 15
I have watched the video those dancers are really good, I had forgot Hellzapoppin, this dance sequence is the best I ever watched.
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• Preston, England
25 Nov 15
Very much my thinking too - I love musicals and well staged dance numbers but this is the best
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@jstory07 (72386)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Nov 15
that was neat and the two that was dancing were good to. I like music like that.
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