Voices of the Jazz Era Ballroom

Voices of the Jazz Era Ballroom is a grassroots, web-based oral history project devoted to preserving and passing on the memory of dance in the Jazz era through the lives and words of everyday people. This is your story—please contribute by talking with a parent or grandparent, neighbor, or friend and explore the archive to see how others have shared their stories.

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From the Ted Younger collection

A publicity still for the the Younger family, who traveled all over the country working several vaudeville circuits in the 1920's-1940's as "The Grant Family," an act that involved "hillbilly" acting, comedy, music and dancing.

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From the Ted Younger collection

The whole Younger family performing in a vaudeville song and dance number as "The Grant Family," an act that involved acting, comedy, music and tap and bone rattling. To the left are John Younger (Barney Grant) and Ted Younger tapping, to the left…

From the Rosemary Taylor collection

Transcript of Interview with Rosemary Taylor for
Voices of the Jazz Era Ballroom Project

Date: November 26, 2009, Seattle, WA
Interviewer: Kelly C. Porter
Interviewee: Rosemary Taylor of Manhattan Beach, CA
Others present: grandsons Joe and…