Film clip: [Intercambio] Apache Dance in Popeye the Sailor Morning, Noon and Night Club 1937

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Ray Batchelor writes:

This clip comes from this YouTube cartoon: https://youtu.be/OXPAU5gM-ug

Not quite a tango, but its close, Latin cousin (from an early 20th century North American perspective) the so-called “Apache” dance and a companion piece to 00087 “Popeye (almost) Tangos with Bluto, 1934 [still taken from cartoon]”

Interestingly, each dancer only attacks the other while leading – and the lead swaps – 21st century queer tango “intercambio” fashion – throughout their same-sex couple dancing.

And here, in Spanish and colour: https://youtu.be/21QMY3inRE0

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