If only for an hour, original interviews. Zeke Manners, Danny Dare

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Title
If only for an hour, original interviews. Zeke Manners, Danny Dare
Names
Manners, Zeke (Interviewee)
Dare, Danny (Interviewee)
Reed, Jane Levy (Interviewer)
Heller, Peggy (Interviewer)
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1976
Table of Contents
Interview with Zeke Manners (ca. 24 min.) / Manners, who describes himself as a musician rather than a dancer, recalls aspects of the entertainment world beginning in the 1930s, when he arrived in New York to perform folk music. He discusses the escapism fostered by the Depression, dance marathons, the leading role played by the big bands in setting trends in music and dance, and the rise of the jitterbug. Throughout the interview he illustrates his points by demonstrating various dance steps (the time-step, break and shim sham shimmy) and playing brief musical phrases on the piano.
Interview with Danny Dare (ca. 16 min.) / Dare recalls how he became a dancer at age 14, specializing in eccentric and tap dancing, and discusses auditions of the time. He describes how the somewhat limited choreography of the 1920s, which relied on formations and the physical attractiveness of the dancers, gave way to greater proficiency in dancing in the 1930s. He traces his own career as dancer, choreographer (then called dance director) and producer on stage and film. This interview continues on *MGZIC 9-6238 cassette two.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8631
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6238 cassette one (former)
Topics
Tap dancing
Dance -- United States -- 20th century
Variety dancing -- United States
Jitterbug (Dance)
Shim sham (Dance)
Dance -- Auditions
Dancers -- United States -- 20th century
Choreographers -- United States -- 20th century
Genres
two-dimensional moving image
Dance
Interviews
Video
Notes
Statement of responsibility: produced and directed by Jane Levy Reed and Peggy Heller.
Performers: Interviewers: Jane Levy Reed, Peggy Heller.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 streaming video files (NTSC) (40 min.) :sd., col.
Description
Unedited footage for the documentary If only for an hour. For the completed program, see: *MGZIC 9-7 If only for an hour.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY00-F548
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14604291
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6510c550-8a89-0135-f9c7-314052f9b318
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1976: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "If only for an hour, original interviews. Zeke Manners, Danny Dare" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8ff8002f-9e6b-41e2-ada1-6883039d51a3

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "If only for an hour, original interviews. Zeke Manners, Danny Dare" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 16, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8ff8002f-9e6b-41e2-ada1-6883039d51a3

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). If only for an hour, original interviews. Zeke Manners, Danny Dare Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8ff8002f-9e6b-41e2-ada1-6883039d51a3

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If only for an hour, original interviews. Zeke Manners, Danny Dare