<article> <figure> <img src="http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w780/nOZuJmvEaazmge9oihqOOxNPOZM.jpg" title='Swinging the Lambeth Walk' alt='Swinging the Lambeth Walk'/> </figure> <h1>Swinging the Lambeth Walk</h1> <p>Lye edited together “swing” versions of the popular Lambeth Walk (including Django Reinhardt on guitar and Stephane Grapelli on violin), combining them with a particularly diverse range of direct film images, scratched as well as painted. He was particularly pleased with a final guitar solo (with a vibrating horizontal line) and double bass solo (with a stomping vertical line). For this film Lye did not have to include any advertising slogans; friends at the Tourist and Industrial Development Association, shocked to learn that Lye and his family had become destitute, arranged for TIDA to sponsor the film – to the horror of government bureaucrats who could not understand why a popular dance was being treated as a tourist attraction. - Harvard Film Archive</p> <details><summary>Runtime: 4</summary> <summary>Release date: 1940-02-01</summary></details> </article>