Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jitterbugging in London 1944

I've been spending a lot of time searching through the treasures to be found at the recently released Life archive of photographs. Among my favourites so far are this collection of shots taken by David E. Scherman at the Paramount Dance Hall in Tottenham Court Road, London in 1944. They show a couple in what appears to be a jitterbugging competition, and an African American soldier dancing with a British Women's Auxiliary Air Force member.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had some great times at the theParamount when on leave from the R.A.F. in the 40s. It was closed down after a very long and vicious campaign by the right-wing presss shortly after the end of the war.