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Jittering Jitterbugs (aka: Big Apple)


-- Synopsis:
    This film is only available on Music and Comedy Masters (1996.) A Terrific 75 minute compendium of African-American greats performing from the golden age of jazz and be-bop. This compilation includes the short films:
* Minnie the Moocher: (Cab Calloway)
* Showtime at the Apollo: (with Mantan Moreland)
* Jittering Jitterbugs: (with Hamtree Harrington) variatiion 'Keep Punching'
* St. Louis Blues: (with Bessie Smith)

Most of this film was taken from the previous release "Keep Punchin'"... namely the dance scenes.

* Features:
     Jittering Jitterbugs short features the Whitey's Lindy Hoppers in a mock Lindy Hop dance contest which was shown in a few other Harlem films such as Keep Punchin'. Also a Big Apple routine done by same.

Keep Punching 1 Keep Punching 2 Keep Punching 3 Keep Punching 4

More Film Information below





1938 Harlem Sidney Meyers


Country Made:



11 minutes USA English Black and White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Harlem Musical Short
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Lindy Hop Good

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Whitey's Lindy Hoppers (musical director) n/a

Dances performed in this film

Special Dance Interest

Big Apple n/a n/a Big Apple
Lindy Hop     Lindy Hop
    Whitey's Lindy Hoppers

Some Music Titles in Film

Bands | Musicians | Singers

Posters | Lobby Cards

n/a n/a n/a

Stage versions of the film

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Similar Films

Sheet Music Covers

n/a n/a Big Apple n/a
   Keep Punchin'  
   Music and Comedy Masters v.1  
   Music and Comedy Masters v.3  
   Music and Comedy Masters v.4  
   Music and Comedy Masters v.5  
    Music and Comedy Masters v.6  

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Date Published


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