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By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Albert Gibson, George Hillman, Mable Lee, and Peg Leg Bates

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Title
By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Albert Gibson, George Hillman, Mable Lee, and Peg Leg Bates
Names
Gibson, Bert (Teacher)
Hillman, George (Teacher)
Lee, Mable (Teacher)
Bates, Peg Leg (Teacher)
Ramirez, Ram, 1913- (Instrumentalist)
Cook, Charles, 1917-1991
Brown, Ernest (Dancer)
Briggs, Bunny (Dancer)
Goldberg, Jane, 1948- (Interviewer)
Changing Times Tap Dancing Company (Presenter)
Gibson, Bert (Interviewee)
Gibson, Bert (Dancer)
Hillman, George (Interviewee)
Hillman, George (Dancer)
Lee, Mable (Dancer)
Bates, Peg Leg (Dancer)
Collection

Jane Goldberg Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980-10-13 - 1980-10-18
Table of Contents
Morning and afternoon classes taught by Albert [Bert] Gibson (ca. 24 min.) / recorded on October 14, 1980 ; contains footage from *MGZIC 9-5740 and *MGZIC 9-5755 ; Gibson discusses his early career, and teaches a soft shoe and the tango twist.
Class taught by George Hillman (ca. 19 min.) / recorded on October 14, 1980 ; contains footage from *MGZIC 9-5754 and *MGZIC 9-5752 ; Hillman reminisces about his early career, answers questions from participants, demonstrates virtuosic steps from the 1930s and 40s, and teaches.
Class taught by Mable Lee (ca. 3 min.) / recorded on October 18, 1980 ; contains footage from *MGZIC 9-5765 ; Lee and her former partner George Hillman dance a duet to "Tea for two" ; pianist, Ram Ramirez.
Class taught by Peg Leg Bates (ca. 15 min.) / recorded on October 13, 1980 ; contains footage from *MGZIC 9-5749 ; Bates tells how he learned to dance on his "peg" ; dances the shim sham with Charles "Cookie" Cook and Ernest "Brownie" Brown, and "I got rhythm" with Cook, Brown, Bunny Briggs, Albert Gibson, and others ; and talks about his long association with Ed Sullivan.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7490
Topics
Tap dancing
Tap dancing -- Study and teaching
Dance
Shim sham (Dance)
Genres
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title provided by Jane Goldberg.
Content: Original container labeled Bert Gibson, Peg Leg Bates.
Content: For the completed documentary on this workshop, see *MGZIC 9-5600 By word of foot I.
Venue: Videotaped at the Village Gate, New York, in October 1980.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic SP) (62 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Compilation of footage from various tapes documenting the week-long tap dancing workshop By word of foot I, presented by the Changing Times Tap Dancing Company on October 13-18, 1980.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY98-F3139
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13873421
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 68bb2370-833c-0138-98b7-04beda0eaed1
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1980: Created (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Albert Gibson, George Hillman, Mable Lee, and Peg Leg Bates" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980 - 1980. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a020e161-c8f8-4826-a284-294172f001e4

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Albert Gibson, George Hillman, Mable Lee, and Peg Leg Bates" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 12, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a020e161-c8f8-4826-a284-294172f001e4

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980 - 1980). By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Albert Gibson, George Hillman, Mable Lee, and Peg Leg Bates Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/a020e161-c8f8-4826-a284-294172f001e4

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By word of foot I, tap masters pass on their tradition, Albert Gibson, George Hillman, Mable Lee, and Peg Leg Bates