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NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Descriptive Summary: 1010f., an Archives Center compilation reel: 1. Billy Eckstine and unidentified woman dancer Descriptive Summary: unidentified musical number, Gene Ammons on ts, Art Blakey on drums 2. Cootie Williams Orchestra Descriptive Summary: unidentified up-tempo number played by the Williams Orchestra, Lindy Hoppers (two pairs), poo...

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Creators:
Basie, Count, 1904-
Smith, Ernie
Webster, Ben
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
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Dates:
1894-1979
Size:
30 Cubic feet (352 film reels , 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

More than 300 reels of 16mm black and white and color film, silent and sound, fiction and documentary motion picture film documenting jazz and related musical performances, social and popular dance styles and performances, jazz musicians, performance locales, and documentation of African-American popular culture. A list of featured performers in the collection is shown below. The films are frequently compilations produced by Smith for lectures.

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Descriptive Summary: 940f., b&w, an Ernie Smith compilation reel: 1. Will Hudson-Eddie DeLange and Their Orchestra in 'From the Minuet to the Big Apple', [Hudson-Delange: From the Minuet to the Big Apple] Copyright: 1937 Corporate Creator: UM&M TV Corp. Producer: Director: Leslie Roush Performer(s): Hudson-DeLange Orchestra Song Title(s): a....

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Dates:
1929-1964
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1 motion picture film
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0491
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Descriptive Summary: b&w, a compilation reel created by Ernie Smith 1. "Sweet Sue" Copyright: 1929 Performer(s): George "Shorty" Snowden and dancers; Hotfoot Bennett and Lizzie Highfly, Albert Hemingway and Buzz Saw Mamie, Shorty Stump and Liza Underdunk, George Snowden, Chick Webb Orchestra 2. Dance contest at Savoy Ballroom Descriptive Summa...

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Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Descriptive Summary: 985f., b&w, an Archives Center compilation reel: 1. Cakewalk Descriptive Summary: silent, see also 491.1-2 Copyright: 1903 Corporate Creator: American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. 2. Comedy Cakewalk Descriptive Summary: silent, see also 491.1-4 Copyright: 1903 Corporate Creator: American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. 3. Unc...

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Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Descriptive Summary: 785f., an Archives Center compilation reel: 1. Jittering Jitter-bugs Descriptive Summary: includes the Big Apple Contest of #491.251(3) and moves forward Copyright: Corporate Creator: Sack Amusement Enterprises/RKO Radio Pictures Producer: Director: Performer(s): Hamtree Harrington, Arthur White's Lindy Hoppers, Lee Norm...

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Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Descriptive Summary: 465f., b&w, an Ernie Smith compilation reel: 1. Unidentified, four couples dancing 2. Hot Choclate Copyright: Performance Date: Corporate Creator: Producer: Director: Performer(s): Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Song Title(s): "Cotton Tail" 3. Big Apple Contest Performer(s): Baron Skinner and...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
July 3-14, 1974
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
459 Sound tape reels (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1974
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Descriptive Summary: 355f., b&w, appears to be a composite reel created by Ernie Smith Performer(s): Cootie Williams and His Orchestra, the Douglas Brothers, the Lindy Hoppers, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Laurel Watson Song Title(s): 1. Unidentified instrumental 2. "I Love My Baby, But My Baby Don't Love Me [Things Ain't What They Used to Be], vo...

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Descriptive Summary: 110f., b&w, three couples dance to an unidentified instrumental number Copyright: Performance Date: Corporate Creator: Producer: Director: Lesley Manning Performer(s): The Lindy Hoppers Video reference copy available.

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