The Theater: Jitterbughouse

Last week the world's biggest dance hall opened in Manhattan and thousands of the jitterbug youth of the Melting Pot jounced, flung and stomped themselves into possession of it. The hall was Manhattan's famous Madison Square Garden, turned into a summer Dance Carnival at a cost of $100,000 by Showman Monte Proser.

For 100 nights, under mammoth silver palm trees rising toward a starry blue-silk sky, a changing trio of bands will blare out over a vast dance floor holding 5,000, spectators' stands seating 4,000, cafe sections seating 1,500. Admission is 66¢ on...

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