WorldCat Identities

Miller, Norma 1919-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 3,468 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Documentary television programs  Songs and music  Music  Life skills guides  Interviews 
Roles: Choreographer, Interviewee, Author
Classifications: GV1785.M522, 792.8092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norma Miller
Your future : a guide for the handicapped teenager by S. Norman Feingold( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 60 handicapped persons share their experiences and secrets of successful living in this guide to developing a career and a life-style
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the hard times of the Depression, new dances, the Lindy Hop and Swing, caught on at the dance halls of New York even as the jobless lined the streets and drought ruined Midwest farms. Jazz, during 1929 through 1935, lifted the nation's spirit. Record sales boomed while Armstrong became a major entertainer as singer, trumpeter, band leader, radio and film performer. Ellington's elegance, compositions, brilliant band films and recordings created a huge following in America and abroad. This segment also visits the careers of Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Billy Rose, Chick Webb, Fats Waller, Art Tatum and the record producer, John Hammond
The call of the jitterbug by Tana Ross( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the jitterbug and lindy hop, a dance craze that swept the nation beginning in Harlem in the 1930s. Delilah Jackson, Mama Lu Parks, George Lloyd, Sugar Sullivan-Niles, Frank Manning, Sandra Gibson, and musicians Bill Dillard and Dizzy Gillespie also reminisce about dancing at the Savoy Ballroom and other popular clubs, which are seen in historical film footage. Parks and Manning are shown teaching the dance, which continues to be performed in clubs and on stage
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jazz video series by Ken Burns traces the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans to its heights and continuing presence. As the Great Depression deepens in the late 1930s, jazz thrives and swing becomes even more popular, but many jazz aficionados find swing too predictable and search for a newer sound. They find it in Kansas City, where a vibrant music scene in black dance halls, roadhouses, and juke joints is prospering with musicians such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and drummers Jo Jones and Chick Webb. Pulsing, stomping and suffused with the blues, jazz is played by men and women seasoned in cutting contests that sometimes go on all night. Out of this ferment emerges pianist Count Basie, who forms a band that epitomizes the Kansas City sound. Basie's tenor saxophonist, Lester Young, records with Billie Holiday and challenges Coleman Hawkins as the reigning king of tenor sax. New women musicians including pianist Mary Lou Williams emerge on the jazz scene. Meanwhile, Louis Armstrong finds true love. Benny Goodman holds the first-ever jazz concert at Carnegie Hall and then is forced to rebuild the most popular band in America. And Chick Webb, in a bid to reach a national audience, takes a chance on an "ugly duckling", a teen-aged singer named Ella Fitzgerald -- and before tragedy strikes achieves all that he has hoped for. Billie Holiday finds a musical soulmate, travels with two of the best bands in the country, and then expresses her pain and indignation at racism in American in one anguished song, "Strange Fruit". In 1939, Coleman Hawkings records a familiar tune in a way so daring and so beautiful that it eventually helps lead to a musical revolution in jazz, while Duke Ellington undertakes a triumphal tour of Europe and sees for himself that World War II is only weeks away
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jazz video series by Ken Burns traces the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans to its heights and continuing presence. In the mid 1930s, as the Great Depression stubbornly refuses to lift, jazz comes as close as it has ever come to being America's popular music. It has a new name -- Swing -- and for the first time musicians become matinee idols. Benny Goodman finds himself hailed as the "King of Swing", but he has a host of rivals, among them Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Glen Miller, and Artie Shaw. Louis Armstrong heads a big band of his own. Duke Ellington continues his own independent course. Billie Holiday emerges from a childhood filled with tragedy to make her first joyous recordings and begin her career as the greatest of all female jazz singers. Benny Goodman demonstrates that in a rigidly segregated country there is still room in jazz for great black and white musicians to play side by side onstage. The episode's finale takes place on May 11, 1937, when 4,000 people gather at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem to witness what is billed as "The Music Battle of the Century", a showdown between Goodman and the indefatigable Chick Webb, a man who hates to lose
Talley Beatty & Norma Miller( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How popular dance came to the stage
Jazz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the hard times of the Depression new dances, the Lindy Hop and Swing, caught on at the dance halls of New York even as the jobless lined the streets and drought ruined Midwest farms. Jazz, during 1929 through 1935, lifted the nation's spirit. Record sales boomed while Armstrong became a major entertainer as singer, trumpeter, band leader, radio and film performer. Ellington's elegance, compositions, brilliant band films and recordings created a huge following in America and abroad. This segment also visits the careers of Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Billy Rose, Chick Webb, Fats Waller, Art Tatum and the record producer, John Hammond
Blind Lemon blues : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet Hill moderates a panel discussion about the new musical Blind Lemon blues. Panelists include playwright Alan Govenar; playwright/director/choreographer, Akin Babatunde ; Alisa Peoples Yarbrough and Lillias White. Govenar speaks about the history of the blues. Babatunde talks about why he focused on Blind Lemon Jefferson and his influence on other musicians such as Leadbelly and Carl Perkins. Govenar talks about the significance of blues music. Alisa Peoples Yarbrough talks about the significance of women and the blues and performs Indiana Harbor. Lillias White talks about how she got involved in Blind Lemon blues. Babatunde talks about the musical staging and choreography for the show and Govenar talks about the role of Norma Miller in creating the choreography for the show and the few facts that we know about Jefferson's life. Rather than recreating Blind Lemon Jefferson they strived to create a metaphor for the era of the 1920s
Popular culture in dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

First of a 3-part series. How the verve of popular dance stepped on stage. Esoterica segment: Social dancing in NYC clubs
Eye on dance & the arts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How popular dance came to the stage
Original research film clips of social dances, 1900-1940( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Compilation of film and video clips from archival films, newsreels, feature films, documentaries, and television programs. Although the subject is social dancing from the 1900s to the 1940s, some of the material was recorded before or after this period: a charity ball filmed by Thomas Edison in 1897 ; Albert Minns and Leon James demonstrating various dances on a television program in the 1960s ; Frankie Manning dancing with Margaret Batiuchok and Norma Miller, probably in the 1980s or 1990s. Among the many dances and dance subjects represented are: the cakewalk, Castle walk, waltz, tango, kinkajou, black bottom, Charleston, lindy, big apple, Suzi-Q, shag, jitterbug, and others. Several newsreels report on dance marathons. Clips of feature films depict Vernon and Irene Castle in Whirl of life (1915); Astaire and Rogers in The story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939), The gay divorcée (1934), Top hat (1935), Follow the fleet (1936), and Carefree (1938); Georges and Jalna in Born to dance (1936); and others
Stompin' at the Savoy : the story of Norma Miller by Norma Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Draws on interviews with Norma Miller to recount the childhood and early career of the famed jazz dancer who was one of the original performers of the Lindy Hop
Jazz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Amid the hard times of the Depression new dances, the Lindy Hop and Swing, caught on at the dance halls of New York even as the jobless lined the streets and drought ruined Midwest farms. Jazz, during 1929 through 1935, lifted the nation's spirit. Record sales boomed while Armstrong became a major entertainer as singer, trumpeter, band leader, radio and film performer. Ellington's elegance, compositions, brilliant band films and recordings created a huge following in America and abroad. This segment also visits the careers of Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Billy Rose, Chick Webb, Fats Waller, Art Tatum and the record producer, John Hammond
 
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Stompin' at the Savoy : the story of Norma Miller
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