The Swing Era
We just came across this book and its fantastic cover in a local thrift store. A “break” in the Lindy Hop is shown in this high-speed action picture taken in 1943 by LIFE photographer Gjon Mili. Dancers Kaye Popp and Stanley Catron demonstrate the dance, named originally for Lindbergh’s 1927 flight to Paris. Also seen here is another image from the same series. More to come from the great Gjon Mili soon, watch this space.