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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Frankie Manning book interview

Frankie Manning is interviewed in the latest podcast of Yehoodi radio about his upcoming autobiography: Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop.

In the interview Frankie tells some stories from his life, he talks about segregation and when he was enlisted in world war II. Despite such serious topics he somehow always stays positive, laughing like just he can.

Since Frankie also has sold movie rights for book, he also talks little about who might play him in a movie. (Update: That's a joke, folks, don't start any rumors)

The segment starts 14:30 into the podcast, if you want to jump directly to the interview, it's 18:45.
Download the podcast (22 MB, mp3)

Preorder Frankie Mannings autobiography from Amazon.

Read my earlier post about the Frankie Manning book.

What do you think after listening to the interview? Tell me.


Cynthia Millman said...


I am Frankie's co-author for his autobiography, "Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop."

Thanks very much for posting information about the book. We really appreciate it.

I would like to clarify one point.

At this point, there is no movie deal. Manu was just kidding in his interview, and Frankie went along with the gag for the fun of it. Both are such great comedians, with such dry senses of humor, that I can see where it would be confusing.

Just wanted to clear that up before a rumor gets around.

Thanks again.
Cynthia R. Millman

Henrik said...

Cynthia, it would be great if you could write a short mail to me at so I can get back to you with some questions about the book.