Rusty Frank and the Global Lindy Community present...
"I CHARLESTON L.A." - 2013
THE STORY OF "I CHARLESTON L.A."
"I CHARLESTON L.A." is part of the global "I CHARLESTON THE WORLD" project. Lindy Hop communities around the world have been posting fantastic videos on YouTube dancing in front of their city's iconic places.
One day, I was enjoying watching the videos posted by Lindy Hop communities in Paris, Tel Aviv, Sofia, Berlin, Stockholm, when I realized there was not one for L.A. What? I thought about it for awhile, and realized it had to be done... someone had to organize it... uh oh... yep, you guessed right... and it turned into one of the most fun projects I ever organized. What I loved about it most was that it was something people of all levels could join in on. It wasn't restricted to performers and teachers... as a matter of fact, there were just a few of those, it was mostly students. I think it came out GREAT!
WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED
I Charleston L.A. features sixty locations, LOADS of dancers (including Lindy Hop legend Jean Veloz and local celebrity Bill Nye The Science Guy) and is proudly part of the I Charleston The World project. Our goal was to show the world Los Angeles, California's wonderful diversity. We hope you enjoy it!
"I CHARLESTON L.A." PRODUCTION TEAM
Camera (Group Locations)
All listed in video end credits
Doin' The Voom Voom
Composed by Duke Ellington & Bubber Miley
Performed by La Locomotora Negra
Filmed entirely on location in
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
LOOK AT ALL THE LOCATIONS!
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Bob's Big Boy
Disney Feature Animation
Disneyland California Adventure
Downtown Egyptian Theatre
Foothill Drive In Theatre
Griffith Park Observatory
Hamilton High School
Hollywood Walk of Fame
LAX Theme Building
Los Angeles Court House
Paramount Movie Ranch
Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association (PBDA)
Playa Del Rey
Rusty's Rhythm Club
Santa Monica Beach
Warner Bros. Studio
In a word, WOW!