Michael A Pipkin

History of the Lindy Hop

Sign of the Times

Chicago headline

Peter BetBasoo. (2014). Untitled. Boogie Drop Dance Studio. Retrieved from http://www.boogiedrop.com/lingo/LindyHops1-small.jpg

The newspaper headline shown here was typical of those across the country when Charles "Lucky Lindy" Lindbergh was about to make his historic flight from New York to Paris. (St. Louis in the headline above refers to Lindbergh's plane, The Spirit of St. Louis.)

The coincidental timing of Lindbergh's flight and the invention of a new dance led to the dance being named in Lindbergh's honor.