Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Frankie Manning (1914-2009)

Of the many, many Brooklyn Emilys I know, at least two have memorialized the innovative and much-loved Lindy Hop aerialist Frankie Manning. Here's Emily Gordon. The other Emily used Facebook to share a fond memory of dancing with Manning at his 85th birthday party. I believe this is video from that event, held at Roseland.

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And here's more of a glimpse of how Frankie liked to celebrate his birthdays. I'm glad I learned about him from the Emilys!

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