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Jitterbug dancers
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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With "cats" bending their "chicks" over the elbows, the "swing cats" are shown "in the groove" during the jam session. Pulses raced to the rhythm of "hide-beaters" (drummers) and "boys at the woodpile" (the band). It was no place for an "ickie" (one who doesn't know much about swing) or a "long-hair" (one who hates it). Photo dated: 1939.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 8022 Jitterbugs.; HE-001-362 4x5
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Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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