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The Big Apple: "From The Minuet to the Big Apple"

     Musical Short Film that depicts how the Big Apple is basically done by short demo's of each dance within the Big Apple Circle called out by the emcee. Then the dancers take to the floor and begin to dance the Big Apple as well as the other dances. Then the whole cast and crew and Audience take to the floor and cut a rug.
     This film features the Big Apple as well as a lot of other swing related dances including the Lindy

(Jitterbug). Cast is completely Caucasian. This Musical short is not available through retail.

Big Apple: Paramount News headliner - EmceeBig Apple: Paramount News headliner - Big Apple CircleBig Apple: Paramount News headliner - Big Apple dancersBig Apple: Paramount News headliner - Doing The ShagBig Apple: Paramount News headliner - Doing Swing

More Film Information below





1937 Paramount Pictures Leslie M. Roush DVD | VHS


Country Made:



11 minutes USA English B/W


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Swing Dance, Short, Music Unknown Dancers The Big Apple Excellent

Known Dancers


Well Known Actors / Actresses

Unknown Dancers Unknown Choreographer Will Hudson ... (as Himself )
    Edgar De Lange ... (as Himself)

Dances performed in this film   

Special Dance Interest

Big Apple Shag (Arthur Murray) n/a n/a
Black Bottom Swing (Jitterbug, Lindy)    
Goachin' (Swing) Suzy-Q    
Peckin' Truckin'    

Some Music Titles in Film

Bands / Musicians / Singers

Soundtrack(s) Available

Posters / Lobby Cards

The Big Apple (3rd song) < Will Hudson and Eddie DeLange Orchestra n/a n/a
Moonglow n/a      

Stage versions of the film

Stage Date

Cast Recording(s) Available

Sheet Music Covers

n/a n/a n/a n/a

Books Available on this film ...

Title Author Date Published Publisher
n/a n/a n/a n/a


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