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1950 Harvest Moon Ball

Madison Square Gardens, New York - Wednesday, August 30th, 1950


    The Harvest Moon Ball was one of the biggest couple dance contests for amateur dancers ever held in the United States. The HMB was held in New York at Madison Square Gardens as well as other cites throughout the U.S from 1935 to 1984.  This years Jitterbug / Lindy division was called Rock and Roll. There also might have been a Charleston Division as well

Harvest Moon Ball Award

Birth Place

Creation Date

Creator

Locations

New York 1934 Daily News Madison Square Garden - NY

ROCK and ROLL SWING DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #
Ambrose Bell and Theresa Mason  
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Couple #
Bette Shultz and Lucky Kargo  
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Ambrose Bell and Theresa Mason n/a n/a

FOXTROT DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #
Gloria and Benny Vittucci  
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
Couple #
Nancy Charleson and Dicky Robertson
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Gloria and Benny Vittucci n/a n/a

POLKA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #
George Wexler and Elaine Gross  
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
George Wexler and Elaine Gross   n/a n/a

RUMBA DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #
Rudy Martin and Theda Blazer  
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Rudy Martin and Theda Blazer n/a n/a

TANGO DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #
Michael Russo and Ruth Evans  
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Michael Russo and Ruth Evans n/a n/a

VIENNESE WALTZ DIVISION - FINALISTS:

Couple #
Ricky Lucchese and Bobby Allen
Couple # n/a Couple # n/a Couple # n/a
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WINNERS:

FIRST SECOND THIRD
Ricky Lucchese and Bobby Allen
n/a n/a

ALL-AROUND CHAMPION

The Professional Judges

Pre-Lim Locations

Benny and Gloria Vittucci n/a Savoy Ballroom
    Roseland Ballroom
     

Musicians / Bands / Singers

Announcer

Emcee

Entertainers

Ralph Flanagan n/a n/a n/a
       
       
       

Posters, Lobby Cards etc.

Various Sheet Music Covers

Films / Videos

n/a All Gods Chillin' Got Rhythm 9/18/1950 - Harvest Moon Ball [Pathe]
      Ballin' the Jack
     
Sheet Music Plus
 
       
       

Various Dance Posters

 
African Dance Makumbane  
Hellzapoppin'  
House Rent Party Charleston  
Last Waltz G.I.Jive  
Mystery in Swing Reuben Foxtrot  
Red Hot Martini (Pin Up) The Continental  
Saturday Night Fever    
The Duke Is Tops    

Books, Magazine Articles on the dance...

Title

Author

Date Published

Publisher

Life Magazine (goes to the Harvest Moon Ball) n/a 10/2/1950 n/a
       
       

Misc. Research Words that may be related ... to help your searches

Shorty George Madison Square Gardens Vintage Dance Contest Amateur Dance Championships
Lindy Hop New York Times News Welfare Association Historic Dance Contest Savoy Manor
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Mama Lu Parks   Savoy Ballroom

Notes:
This year may have had a Charleston Couples Division ???


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