Story: United States and New Zealand

Dancing the Charleston

Dancing the Charleston

During the 1920s American popular culture, especially Hollywood movies, music, and dances such as the Charleston, became popular in New Zealand. This couple is dancing the Charleston in Whanganui in the 1920s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
Reference: 1/1-017472-G

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How to cite this page:

Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, 'United States and New Zealand - Early relations, 1790–1939', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32891/dancing-the-charleston (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012