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Title
Jitterbugs whirl and stomp in City Council
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1938
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Astonishing the city fathers, young "jitterbugs" are shown dancing on the polished marble floors of the Council chambers in City Hall. Carried away by their dancing, some of the couples are shown "cutting up rugs" while councilmen stare. The flash of pretty limbs fascinated some of the lawmakers. Finally the music stopped and the jitterbugs "came back to earth." The exhibition was just an invitation to the Council to attend a "jitterbug" contest sponsored by the American Legion in Gilmore Stadium. Photo dated: September 7, 1938.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00040677
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 8022.
CARL0000044499
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/12438
Subject
Los Angeles (Calif.).--City Council
Dancers--California--Los Angeles
City halls--California--Los Angeles
City councils--California--Los Angeles
Jitterbug (Dance)--California--Los Angeles
Swing (Music)--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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