Jack Cole, superlative night club dancer, 1940s

Dance

Photo of Jack Cole costumed for his seminal night club act (photo by Maurice Seymour). Like so much related to Cole, the pose is spectacular and unique. What other dancer would opt for this unusual, asymmetric position? With one leg turned out, and the other in parallel position? It was never seen before nor since.

Everything about Cole was modern and out of the box.

Jack Cole photo, courtesy of Larry Billman, The Academy of Dance on Film


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