Tap Dancers in Old Time Radio
All dancers use their feet as a means of expression, but for tap dancers, the feet are musical instruments.
"A tap dancer is really a frustrated drummer."
-- Eleanor Powell
Ann Miller Collection
Tap dancer, actress, and funny gal appeared on Mail Call, G.I. Journal, Forecast, and Command Performance.
His film and stage career lasted an outstanding 76 years and he made 31 music films, often with the lovely Ginger Rogers.
Athletic and graceful, Gene Kelly danced his way into the hearts of Americans everywhere with his handsome looks and toe-tapping moves.
Ginger Rogers Collection
Dancer, actress, and comedienne, Ginger Rogers graced screen, stage and radio in a career that spanned 50 years.
This rare 1934 old time radio show about two dancers competing in the world of vaudeville.
At a time when female dancers on screen were there to make their male partners look good, Eleanor Powell was the most talented tap-dancer in Hollywood, perhaps the world.
Tap Dancing in Old Time Radio
Unlike other forms of dance, tap works surprisingly well on the radio,
thanks to the audio clues provided by the dancer's feet.
See also: Vera-Ellen
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