Sunday, September 07, 2008

Indian Dancers, 1955

Any picture from 1955 is OK with me! Even the much (much much much) photographed Indian Dancers. I'm not sure why but these pictures still have lots of 50's charm even though there are no poodle skirts or cat's-eye glasses or skinny ties to be seen. These guys are between numbers, and are trying to decide whether to do the popular eagle boogie or the thrilling beaver polka.


Who is this guy interrupting their set? What a faux pas. They look like the just might kick his butt, and invite everyone else to join in.

4 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

Too funny, Major! Maybe it was a rehearsal and he is the director or the choreographer. Are we sure that those shows were "authentic"?

Chiana said...

You can't fake that scene hehe! Yup the Rainbird sport looks waaay conspicuous and that's got the other good folks thinking this scene needs some authenticatin'. On the left you can just barely see the manager that the fellow on the right has just drummed up at the behest of the fellow to his right. He's gonna take care of this no matter how spendid his opposition...

Nancy said...

i always wish i had grown up in SoCal and had been to disneyland as a child! i think i would have enjoyed seeing the Indian reservation : )

Jacquelyn Hood said...

Not a director or choreographer- an interloper!

My father in law is the man in the red and black thunderbird regalia, and he was a dancer/drummer and singer. If you check out the blurb on the 'Drum & Feather Club' here: http://goldenstategourdsociety.webs.com/soonernationdrumfeather.htm you will see Foster Hood (my father in law) listed. He was also in westerns in the 50's/60's and doing his thing.

I think the 'Chief' thing was exaggerated most of the time, however a lot of these men were quite important in their communities and tribes.

Did I see a photo marked Chief White Cloud on this site? One of the other men in the Drum & Feather Club was a 'Jim WhiteCloud', could be worth finding and comparing photos!