Lindy Hop scene from Hellzapoppin', 1941
Video of the Week #001

Probably the greatest Lindy hop sequence ever filmed. Whitey's Lindy Hoppers from the 1941 film Helzapoppin'.

Whitey's Lindy Hoppers was a professional performing group of Savoy Ballroom swing dancers, started in 1935 by Herbert "Whitey" White. Of all the members of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, Frankie Manning, Al Minns and Leon James were the most famous.

The musicians in this scene were Slim Gaillard (piano, guitar), Slam Stewart (bass), Rex Stewart (trumpet), Elmer Fane (clarinet), Jap Jones (trombone) and CP Jonstone (drums).