WorldCat Identities

Miller, Norma 1919-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 3,425 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Life skills guides  Music  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Interviewee, Choreographer, Author
Classifications: GV1785.M522, B
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 )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 326 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 )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 260 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 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the jitterbug and lindy hop, said to be synonymous by Norma Miller and other dancers active 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. Performers appearing also include Margaret Batiuchok, the Congaroo Dancers, the Mama Lu Parks Dancers, David Thorton Carnes-Butts, Darlene Chandler, Richard Harris, Roe Edward Johonson, and Deborah Youngblood
Talley Beatty & Norma Miller( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How popular dance came to the stage
Popular culture in dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First of a 3-part series. How the verve of popular dance stepped on stage. Esoterica segment: Social dancing in NYC clubs
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
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, mostly b & w, 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 0 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
 
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Audience level: 0.09 (from 0.00 for Stompin' a ... to 1.00 for Jazz ...)

Stompin' at the Savoy : the story of Norma Miller
Alternative Names
Norma Miller Amerikaans danseres

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Languages
English (35)

Covers
Swingin' at the Savoy : the memoir of a jazz dancerStompin' at the Savoy : the story of Norma Miller