The Balboa, an eight-count WWII-era swing dance, has its roots here, but the fast-moving jitterbug was banned due to the building’s deterioration.
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The pavilion’s copula and long slanting roof line are recognizable in silent-film maker Buster Keaton’s “College” (1927), in a race between rowing teams in Newport Harbor, and in “The Cameraman” (1928), as the Westport Yacht Club.
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