Tag: Walter Nelson

Silent Film of Sailors Dancing with each Other, Rio de Janiero,1922

Ray Batchelor writes: “Since this was originally posted, I have found another, shorter, 55 second clip on the Pathé Archive website http://www.britishpathe.com/video/jacks-the-dasant/query/sailors+dancing showing the same scene of dancing, the right way around and with a date – 1922 – and a title sequence which identifies the scene as follows: “Titles

Shanghai Calendar Girls, late 1920s?

Ray Batchelor writes: “Taken from an article by Walter Nelson and used by him as evidence of historical same sex dancing. http://www.walternelson.com/dr/same-sex-dance No source is given by Nelson for the image so it is impossible to say which dance they are dancing. It could be tango. Andrew David Field writing