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Pacific Coast dance champs
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Harris, Gil
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In a dance they term the "Fly Away Step," Hal Chavoor and Betty Poesser, Pacific Coast jitterbug champions, are shown as they prepare for the International Jitterbug Championship contest to be staged in the Los Angeles Coliseum. Thousands of "hep cats" from all over the nation were slated to compete. Photo dated: 1939.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 8022 Jitterbugs; HE-001-351 4x5
Chavoor, Hal
Poesser, Betty
Dancers--California--Los Angeles
Swing (Music)--California--Los Angeles
Jitterbug (Dance)--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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