The Nicholas Brothers & Cab Calloway

These fellas need no introduction. The Nicholas Brothers were and are, simply, the most unbelievable dancers to ever grace our planet earth. Here they share screen time with Cab Calloway and exhibit the sort of gracefully artistic yet hard-core athleticism that led to their ultimate immortality. Now, I simply adore Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, but even they were obliged to tip their hats at the true masters of tap: Fayard Antonio and Harold Lloyd Nicholas.

There simply aren’t words, ladies and gents. No words. Only perfection.

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2 thoughts on “The Nicholas Brothers & Cab Calloway

  1. There is a scarcity of Friendship, but not of Friends.

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    Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs, 1732
    Number 4880
    Collected by Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

    Easy Rider, like Nineteen Eighty Four is ever actual.

  2. What a superb movie. I love it. This is what musicals are all about! 🙂

    This is one of the most magnificent dance sequences ever committed to film. Wow. What incredible energy!

    (P.S. Umm… the stairs part? Is that even humanly possible? I am in awe.)

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