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S-Wing it!: The "Cats" Yowl in Carnegie Hall

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Distributed by:
RKO-Pathe, Inc., American, founded 1931  Search this
Subject of:
Benny Goodman, American, 1909 - 1986  Search this
Benny Goodman Orchestra, American  Search this
Carnegie Hall, American, founded 1891  Search this
Owned by:
Ernie Smith, American, ca. 1925 - 2004  Search this
acetate film
Duration (digitial file): 00:01:27.
Physical extent (film): 60 ft
silent films
black-and-white films (visual works)
short subjects
16mm (photographic film size)
Place filmed:
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
A 16mm print of a film with the title S-Wing It!: The "Cats" Yowl in Carnegie Hall. It consists of a single reel of positive, black-and-white, 16mm acetate film without sound. The film opens with a title card that reads [RKO-PATHE NEWS / S-WING IT! / THE "CATS" YOWL / IN CARNEGIE HALL / Described by ANDRE BARUCH]. In the first scene, cars can be seen driving past Carnegie Hall as people holding placards march outside the building. The next shot shows a poster that reads [BENNY GOODMAN / AND HIS / SWING ORCHESTRA] before another scene with people entering a building plays. In the next scene, the Benny Goodman Orchestra is seen performing on stage as members of the audience sing and tap their feet.
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift in memory of Ernest (Ernie) R. Smith, Jazz Historian
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture