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Vintage Collegiate Shag Clips
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The purpose of this document is to provide an overview and video links of vintage clips that contain collegiate shag dancing.
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Last updated 18-July-2016
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TitleYearStudioVideo LinkTime StampNotable variationsDancersAdditional Comments
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All the Cats Join In1946Disneyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMVHlrWtmDw03:21Animation
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Among the Living1941Paramounthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKaQIiWi-LMRay Hirsch and Patti Lacey
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Bachelor Mother 1939RKO Radio Pictureshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDfjaoichR8Pecking
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Belles on their Toes 1953Twentieth Century Foxhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mqe761Cvas
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The Big Apple - Arthur Murray and his Shag Dancers1937Educational Pictureshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfvt5kWiwN8
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Blondie Meets the Boss 1939Columbia Pictureshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ry--MtFGx0Ray Hirsch, Patti Lacey, Barbara Kent, Roy Damron
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Boarding House Blues 1948All-American Newshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2IdUlCWsT853:09
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The Bride Walks Out (a.k.a., Marry the Girl)1936Radio Pictureshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqf5wn-WLs4
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Cabin in the Sky1943Metro-Goldwyn-Mayerhttps://youtu.be/kxBj-kynZ0Q?t=2m48s02:48Ricky Birch
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Christophersons, The 1937https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmCOc4N_SfgFred and Betty ChristophersonLA 8mm Club 1937
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City for Conquest 1940Warner Bros.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLA6aTTZ_LU
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Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs1943Warner Brothers and The Vitaphone Corporationhttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/x51ver_merrie-melodies-coal-black-and-de-s_shortfilmsAnimationContains racist material.
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Dancing: New Worlds, New Forms1993PBShttps://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Program-New-World-Forms/dp/6304469454?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0
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Donald's Crime1945Disneyhttps://youtu.be/54imThEcJMw?t=3m32s03:32Animation
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Farming Problem Quite Solved1938Movietone Newsreelhttps://youtu.be/ha9Msx9UKm8unidentified dancersBritish Movietone Newsreel Sept 29, 1938
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From this Day Forward1946RKO Radio Pictureshttps://youtu.be/I4PU0YB3eAc?t=8m3s08:03Various unidentified dancers in the crowdSlow shag basics
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Georgie Porgie1946Official Filmshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFWJVoB5kX8Ray Hirsch, Patti Lacey
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Getty Image 2015-5871938http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/teens-swing-dancing-man-playing-double-bass-stock-video-footage/2015-587unidentified dancers
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Getty Image 2015-5931938http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/tilt-down-legs-of-teens-swing-dancing-kicking-big-stock-video-footage/2015-593unidentified dancers
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Getty Image 2016-1631930shttp://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/1930s-couples-with-numbers-swing-dancing-on-stage-stock-video-footage/2016-163unidentified dancers
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Getty Image 2016-1641930shttp://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/1930s-low-angle-male-swing-dancer-with-number-on-stock-video-footage/2016-164back catching (fallback), leapfroggingunidentified dancers
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Groovy Movie 1944MGMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbaNYWkQYYALenny Smith
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Harvest Moon Clip 2 1938?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqc0alLGqwM
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Harvest Moon Clip 5
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Harvest Moon Ball newsreel containing Waltz, Collegiate Shag, and Lindy Hop1937https://youtu.be/hOpKWJDczpc?t=15sthe bird/chin rocks, breaks
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Harvest Moon Clip 10 1938
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Hey Rookie1944Columbia Pictureshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yD9pX2ivDQ
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How to Dance the Shag (aka "Arthur Murray's How to Dance the Shag")1937Educational Films Corporation of America / Twentieth Century Foxhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTDe7_WoA7AStompersJohn Englert & Ruth Scheim, Peggy Keating & Leonard Rowan, Tom Gallagher
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I'm Just a Jitterbug 1939Lantzhttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39p6jsAnimationContains racist material. http://cartoonsof1939.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/008-im-just-jitterbug.html
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In the Swing 1983
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It's in the Stars1938Metro-Goldwyn-Mayerhttps://youtu.be/W87pzSFMERgBunny hopsJohnny Downs and Eleanor Lynn
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Jitterbug Mania 1939Pathetonehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L7Loqq4Tk0
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Jitterbugs194320th Century Foxhttps://youtu.be/3W6tyqCTLuk?t=11m49s11:49Jitterbugs is a 1943 Laurel and Hardy feature film
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Jitterbugs and Jives1944Pathetonehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tQnMwmhdrY
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Kid Dynamite 1943Monogram Pictureshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXYyq6bXKSA
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Louis Armstrong - Swinging on Nothing 1942https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAu7H9X5WwAVelma Middleton & George Washington
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Louis Prima - Swing Cat's Jamboree1938Vitaphonehttps://youtu.be/5dnrNVHM6v0?t=7m15s07:15unidentified dancers
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Mad Youth 1940Willis Kent Productionshttps://youtu.be/rS0jmw7JdqA?t=9m56s09:56Ray Hirsch, Patti Lacey, Eugene Taylor, Aileen Morris, Maxine Taylor, Pearl Tolson
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Marihuana1936Roadshow Attractionshttps://youtu.be/TYIppRJWf-8?t=2m9s02:10unidentified dancers
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Movietone Newsreel 1938
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Mr. Bug Goes to Town (aka Hoppity Goes to Town)1941Fleischer Studioshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vM7AMUXaTQAnimation
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Mr. Duck Steps Out1940Walt Disney Productionshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MVlL0nEH5c03:59AnimationChicago style shag (single)
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Naughty But Nice 1939Warner Brothershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF4Z3rjLZiIConnie Wydel
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"News of the Day" Newsreel [?]
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NY World's Fair (color footage) 1939-40
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NY World’s Fair Newsreel1939British Movietonehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJzRNs-f00Q
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Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra1943 Warner Broshttps://youtu.be/6vr_F872_r8?t=8m42s08:42Double time shag at end.
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Paramount Headliner: From the Minuet to the Big Apple
1937Pathetonehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmcsWeviT9gunidentified dancers
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Plainfield, NJ Newsreel1938Universal
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Powers Girls, The 1943United Artistshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdeD2Zvwr-4
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Private Buckaroo1942
Universal Studios
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiprpYa8DCYJivin' Jacks and Jills: Dorothy Babb, Roland Dupree, Joe Geil, Jane McNab, Jean McNab, Dolores Mitchell, Tommy Rall, Robert Scheerer
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Quiet, Please1939Warner Brothershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuzCTwzAzpIThe Jitterbug Jamboree 1939
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Ride Em Cowboy1942
Universal Pictures
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwao1o_abbot-costello-ride-em-cowboy-2_shortfilms29:03:00
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Rings On Her Fingers194220th Century Foxhttps://youtu.be/bxzxzzvmT58?t=43m53s43:53:00
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Souls of Sin1949Alexander Productions
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Sydney Trocadero, The1940https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96U6q9oMAf4
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Symphony of Swing1939Vitapohonehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKFiDslrSkU(1) Skater knotsArtie Shaw - Lady be good
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Two Girls and a Sailor1944Metro-Goldwyn-Mayerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMvqFpFyBYYArthur Walsh, June Alyson
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Venice Beach1940https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uEbgpvxjfYConnie Wydel, Barbara Plumhttp://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675022391_Jitterbug-dance-variations_Yam_Shag_Lindy-Pop
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What is Swing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE6ZiOi3mYcunidentified dancers[? I previously thought this was from Ken Burns]
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Woody Herman and His Orchestra 1937Vitapohone
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You're Only Young Once1937Metro-Goldwyn-Mayerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hcT7sRv_5sNorman Phillips Jr., Eleanor Lynn
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