Frankie & Norma New Release!

Just in time for Frankie Manning’s 105 birthday, a new clip has been released.

 

This clip is an absolute gem. To my knowledge, it is the only clip ever released showcasing a complete dance (start to finish of a song) with Frankie & Norma. It is made even more special by its impromptu nature. Apparently they were just filling time while they waited for the band to come on.

I’ll be interested in hearing how this clip was assembled. It appears to have been taken from a variety of cameras. This might explain the sometimes choppy editing and cut aways throughout.

Regardless, this clip is just amazing and a great way to highlight these two giants of lindy hop. I am overjoyed to see more footage of Frankie Manning and Norma Miller being released. Watch & Enjoy!

MARK KIHARA