Hal Le Roy tap dance from “Tip Tap Toe"

Hi All -

Tap dancing in the early sound movie era tended to be treated as a novelty until 1933 when when Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared in small roles in Flying Down to Rio. A couple of years later their style of dancing let to major movie roles, and became the gold standard.

Here is the rubber legged Hal LeRoy who was a good tap dancer, but highlighted the goofier aspects of tap.

TIP TAP TOE (1932 short)

Van -

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