Follow the girls (excerpts)
NamesBaronova, Irina (Performer)Gleason, Jackie, 1916-1987 (Performer)West, Buster, 1901-1966 (Performer)Keller, Dorothy (Performer)Valentinoff, Valya (Performer)Herbert, Tim (Performer)Niesen, Gertrude (Performer)Parker, Frank, (Vocalist) (Performer)Horovitz, Oscar H (Cinematographer)Delmar, Harry, 1882-1984 (Director)Littlefield, Catherine (Choreographer)Bay, Howard (Set designer)Bay, Howard (Lighting designer)Eisele, Lou, 1905-2003 (Costume designer)Irwin, Will, 1907- (Conductor)Di Gatano, Adam (Performer)Di Gatano, Jane (Performer)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1944
Table of ContentsDANCE CONTENTS. - Ensemble dance for sailors and girls. - "Strip flips hip," perf. by Niesen, male ensemble. - "Thanks for a lousy evening," perf. by Keller, West, Herbert. - "You're perf," perf. by ensemble, with ballet solo by Baronova. - "Out for no good," perf. by West. - Solo perf. by Keller. - Waltz reprise: "You don't dance," perf. by ensemble. Duet by Jayne and Adam Di Gatano. - Flamingo dance, perf. by Baronova. - "Follow the girls," perf. by Niesen, ensemble. - "John Paul Jones," perf. by Valentinoff, ensemble. - "I wanna get married," perf. by Niesen, female ensemble. - Reprise: "You're perf," perf. by ensemble. Solo by Baronova. - Specialty dance perf. by Herbert. - Finale perf. by entire cast.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9375Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1924 (former)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesDocumentary filmsMotion pictures
NotesCreation/production credits: Director: Harry Delmar. Choreography: Catherine Littlefield. Music/lyrics: Dan Shapiro, Milton Pascal, and Phil Charig. Book: Guy Bolton and Eddie Davis. Scenery/lighting: Howard Bay. Costumes: Lou Eisele. Conductor: Will Irwin.Performers: Performed by Gertrude Niesen (Bubbles LaMarr), Frank Parker (Bob Monroe), Irina Baronova (Anna Viskinova), Jackie Gleason (Goofy Gale), Buster West (Dinky Riley), Tim Herbert (Spud Doolittle), Val Valentinoff (Sailor Val), Dorothy Keller (Peggy Baker), Jayne & Adam DiGatano (Dance team), and others.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (25 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionMotion picture shot by Oscar H. Horovitz in 1944 as a record of the musical comedy Follow the girls. Excerpts of its dances and musical numbers are prefaced by general remarks about the genre. Note however that the soundtrack does not necessarily play the actual accompaniment to the excerpts.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY896028947-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167516Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1b8f7270-9180-0135-6739-65f746978e72
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