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Follow the girls (excerpts)
Baronova, Irina
Gleason, Jackie, 1916-1987
West, Buster, 1901-1966
Keller, Dorothy
Valentinoff, Valya
Herbert, Tim
Niesen, Gertrude
Parker, Frank, vocalist
Horovitz, Oscar H (Cinematographer)
Delmar, Harry, 1882-1984
Littlefield, Catherine
Bay, Howard (Set designer)
Bay, Howard (Lighting designer)
Eisele, Lou, 1905-2003 (Costume designer)
Irwin, Will, 1907-
Di Gatano, Adam
Di Gatano, Jane

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1944
Table of Contents
DANCE 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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9375
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1924 (former)
two-dimensional moving image
Motion 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.
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.
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 Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (25 min.) :sd., col.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896028947-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167516
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1b8f7270-9180-0135-6739-65f746978e72
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1944: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Follow the girls (excerpts)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1944.

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Follow the girls (excerpts)