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Published on Mar 13, 2012
This clip, from the 1946 Monogram feature "Junior Prom," spotlights Dean Collins, the most highly regarded West Coast swing dancer in the 1940s. Collins dances with four your partners, all identified for you on screen. (However, dance and vocal group specialist Jeff Hanna has pointed out to me that the last dancer, who I have identified on-screen as June Preisser, is actually Judy Clark.) The fine Swing orchestra providing the music is led by Abe Lyman, who was acting as a musical director for Mongram musicals during this period. The tune, "Teen Canteen," is by Sid Robin, another Monogram regular at this time.