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TDR5a - King, King & King

A tap-research book about Gene Kelly's beloved vaudeville dancers and their ultra fast Buck-And-Wing style which made them famous.  History and routines, (also Danny Lipton, The Four Franks and the Chain-Gang tap-routine by Gene Kelly and the Holst Sisters. Research, analysis and comments by Victor Cuno (291 p., 2019). ENGLISH edition available as DOWNLOAD PDF

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contents

Introduction  p. 6
King, King and King - a vaudeville history
King & King  p. 7
King, King & King (1)  p. 11
Queen, Queen & Queen  p. 15
The Three Jacks  p. 17
King, King & King (2)  p. 18
The Condos Brothers  p. 21
Danny Lipton  p. 24
The Four Franks  p. 24

The Choreographies
King, King and King «Steins On The Table»  p. 30
from «Beer and Pretzels» (MGM, August 26, 1933)
Ensemble & King Brothers «Lullaby Of Broadway»  p. 38
from «Golddiggers of 1935» (Warner Bros., March 15, 1935)
Matty King & Steve Condos «Hands Across The Border» p. 40
Republic Pictures Corporation, January 5, 1944

«The Three Queens» (unidentified dancers)
«Vaudeville Reel #2» p. 44
(Vitaphone, December 29, 1934
        «It Don’t Mean A Thing» / «Don’t Telegraph - Write»
«Reel Vaudeville»  p. 52
Vitaphone, January 2, 1937
    «Sing For Breakfast» / «Thanks A Million» / «Specialty Number»
Condos Brothers (Frank & Nick) «The Midshipmaid» p. 57
British Gaumont, UK, December 8, 1932
    «The Tap Dancing Horse» / «Tap Dancing as Sailors»
Nick Condos «Meet Miss America» p. 60
«Orchestra Routine»
from «To Beat The Band» (RKO, November 23, 1935)
Nick Condos «Dancing Feet» p. 67        
Dancing Feet» (Republic, Jan. 20, 1936)
    «Dancing Feet» / «…out Of Ballroom Dancing»


Danny Lipton
Danny Lipton Trio (3 Boys) «Rehearsal Time» p. 76
filmed at London Pavilion
British Pathe, December 12, 1932
Danny Lipton & 2 Girls «Round About Regent Street» p. 77
«The Danny Lipton Trio» aka «Rapid Rhythm»
(Pathe Sound Pictorial PSP 915, October 17, 1935)
Danny Lipton & 4  Girls «Never Say Never Again» p. 91
«Art And Artists» (British Pathe, July 15, 1937)
Danny Lipton Trio (3 Boys) «Runnin' Wild» p. 120
dancing on a pedestal
«Out Of The Wood» British Pathe, Feb. 10, 1938
Danny Lipton (solo) «Steppin’ Out» p. 134
Danny Lipton's Nautical > Military Buck-Routine
British Pathe, Oct 5, 1939
Danny Lipton & 2 Girls «Danny Lipton's Militaires» p. 140
British Pathe, July 3, 1941
notes on his career  p. 144
The Four Franks «Let’s Make A Night Of It» p. 146
ABPC, UK, June 28, 1937
    Bennett Franks’ Rhythm-Chorus p. 147
    Ensemble  p. 150

King, King & King documentation compiled from Variety & Billboard    p. 163
    King & King
    King, King & King
    Queen, Queen & Queen
    Three Jacks
    Condos Brothers
    other entries of historical interest

Four Franks documentation compiled from Variety & Billboard p. 232

UPDATED:2019-03-21 19:12:09

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