Plenty of Good Women Dancers (2004)

About the Film

Plenty of Good Women Dancers features exceptional Philadelphia African American women tap dancers whose active careers spanned the 1920s-1950s. Restricted to few roles, often unnamed and uncredited, these women have largely remained anonymous within (and outside) of the entertainment industry and sometimes even within the communities in which they reside. Historic film clips, photographs, and dancers' own vivid recollections provide a dynamic portrait of veteran women hoofers prominent during the golden age of swing and rhythm tap. "Plenty" features 1995 performances by Edith "Baby Edwards" Hunt, Libby Spencer and Hortense Allen Jordan, with LaVaughn Robinson, Germaine Ingram, Delores and Dave McHarris, Kitty DeChavis, Isabelle Fambro and the cast of "Stepping in Time," and historic footage of these and other artists. Additional resources include a documentary photography exhibition:

Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Barry Dornfeld, Debora Kodish, Germaine Ingram, the distributor Philadelphia Folklore Project, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Barry Dornfeld, Debora Kodish, Germaine Ingram
  • Produced by: Barry Dornfeld, and Debora Kodish
  • Cinematographer: Barry Dornfeld with Chris Emmanoulides
  • Sound: Steve Rowland with Kate Pourshariarti and Debora Kodish
  • Editor: Barry Dornfeld and Debora Kodish with Sharon Mullally
  • Other Credits: Produced by Debora Kodish and Barry Dornfeld
  • Original Format: Betacam SP
  • ©2004, Philadelphia Folklore Project
  • 53 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    African American CultureDanceUrban LifeWomen