Tag: Cab Calloway
She started her career at 16 when she auditioned for, and joined, Katherine Dunham’s dance troupe. This babies — is poise. Hope you have a perfectly wonderful day.
The father of an American film dance idiom – tap: Pictured behind the scenes at 20th Century Fox on “Stormy Weather” with Fats Waller.
Lena Horne (1917-2010) Katherine Dunham (1909-2006)
Lena Horne waits backstage at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles where Dorothy Dandridge appeared in the musical “Sweet n’ Hot” (1944)
Miss Horne shared top billing with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, here they’re pictured with Cab Calloway, who conveniently played himself: The title song by Lena Horne, and the modern dance by Katherine Dunham’s dance troupe:
First, we’ll let the poster speak for itself:
That’s the standard line, anyway. Disney’s animation was happy and Fleischer’s was hallucinatory. Frankly, when I was a kid early animation freaked me out. Only when I was older did I appreciate what innovators both these men were – and by then my dad had stopped grousing about Walt, possibly…