Do the Peg Leg!

The "peg-leg" was a brief dance craze back in 1953. To do the peg leg, a man simply wore a wooden leg over his right leg as he danced with his partner. The dance was imported from the Dominican Republic where, so the story goes, a sailor with a wooden leg once was so seized by the rhythm of the merengue that "he stood up and took part in the dancing. The people loudly applauded and imitated the clumsy and awkward dancing of the seaman. This way a new dance came into existence." [Montreal Gazette, May 1953]

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Apr 06, 2013
     Category: Fads | 1950s | Dance

Post WWII and Korea I and they still had to stoop to this level to sell prosthetics?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/06/13 at 10:11 AM
My friend's grandpa had a hollow wooden peg leg. When she was little, he would let her put poker chips in it. Then when he walked, his leg would rattle.
Posted by ScoutC on 04/06/13 at 11:41 AM
Probably wouldn't go over very well if there were any amputees present.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/07/13 at 06:09 PM
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