A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 11, 2014
“No Standing—Only Dancing”

"No Standing—Only Dancing” is a popular poster; the saying appears as wall graffiti between two parked cars. The original photo was taken by Australian photographer Rennie Ellis (1940-2003) in 1974.

T-shirt designs featuring the saying were made by EDMNYC Apparel, Tequila Mockingbird and Zazzle.


Wikipedia: Rennie Ellis
Reynolds Mark “Rennie” Ellis (11 November 1940 – 19 August 2003) was an Australian social and social documentary photographer who also worked, at various stages of his life, as an advertising copywriter, seaman, lecturer, and television presenter. He founded Brummels Gallery of Photography, Australia’s first dedicated photography gallery, established both a photographic studio and an agency dedicated to his work, published 17 photographic books, and held numerous exhibitions in Australia and overseas. He died after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage at the age of 62.
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Since Ellis’s death his second wife, Kerry Oldfield Ellis, and his assistant, Manuela Furci, have established the Rennie Ellis Archive, and continue to organise exhibitions of his work. These have included Rennie Ellis: Aussie All, at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra (2006) and No Standing, Only Dancing at the Ian Potter Centre in Melbourne (2008)

The Selvedge Yard
June 23, 2011 by JP
THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF RENNIE ELLIS | NO STANDING, ONLY DANCING
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Australian photographer Rennie Ellis (1940-2003), manifested his lust for life in the incredibly raw and titillating images of ’70s & ‘8os that perfectly capture the heyday of Rock ‘n’ Roll rebellion, sexual experimentation, high fashion & tomfoolery. He eagerly exposed the gritty and honest underbelly of the times with an insider’s candor that is both magical and mesmerizing. A familiar fixture on the party scene, Rennie was widely accepted in social circles that placed him squarely in the middle of the action where he thrived on the energy– and always got the shots he wanted.
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No Standing Only Dancing 1974 — Image by © 2011 Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive

RennieEllis.com.au
Gallery
Graffiti
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No Standing Only Dancing 1974
Silver gelatin, selenium toned fibre based print

Limited Edition
Edition of 60 | P.O.A

Collected by
NGV

OCLC WorldCat record
No standing, only dancing : photographs by Rennie Ellis
Author: Susan Van Wyk; George Negus; Rennie Ellis; National Gallery of Victoria.
Publisher: Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2008.
Edition/Format: Book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st ed
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
“Accompanying a retrospective exhibition with the same title this book explores the life and work of the photographer Rennie Ellis from 1968 to 1993. The book features photographs primarily about people, nudes, the beach, major events and sport."--Provided by publisher.

Arthur Murray Dance Centers
NO STANDING – ONLY DANCING: ARTHUR MURRAY® BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS
BY AMI_SUPPORT
POSTED AT 4:31 PM
MARCH 7, 2012
Dancing is movement- and unless you’re a sponge, movement is life! By the transitive property, Dancing = Life. So given the choice, between standing, arms crossed, stern faced with slack shoulders and floating across the floor on two legs who wouldn’t choose dancing? Think about it- how do people celebrate the best moments in life?

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12:16 PM - 19 Feb 2013

A Better Dancing Day
dannydance:
No standing, only dancing. You speak my language.
POSTED 1 YEAR AGO

Posted by Barry Popik
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