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S.O.S. Origins

Gene Laughter, an ex-lifeguard from the Fifties—nicknamed “Swink,”…
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Hard-Core Cadre

SOS is in full swing in Myrtle Beach. The faithful and hardcore…
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Cool Sip

The Jitterbug, like the Shag, was a social dance. It served no…
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Pertinent Points

“Dancing is a vertical expression of horizontal desire,” said…
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Florentine Patio

Among the originators of the Shag was a bright-eyed kid from…
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Rosy Red Magic Box

There were only a few hundred thousand jukeboxes scattered around…
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Society of Stranders

Nostalgia for the Shag took root in the early Seventies. Competitive…
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Wild Peacocks

In the late Thirties and early Forties, the Shag was performed…