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Contortionism circa 1944

This music video from 1944 shows perhaps the most amazing contortion performance I've ever seen. Meet the Ross Sisters in "Solid Potato Salad":

Thanks to roya_spirit for the tip!

Chris

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xjenavivex
Nov. 18th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
I am blown away.
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I know! I had to share.
norilana
Nov. 18th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Wow!!!
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
x2!
nottygypsy
Nov. 18th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
PDA kept saying wow, I held my face with both hands and blinked hard.
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
The image of you two reacting like this is awesome... it encapsulates my response, too.
d_aulnoy
Nov. 18th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
I think that the bastard love-children of Linda Blair and the lamia are going to give me nightmares ....
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha!
roseconnelly
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
OMG, I love contortionists.

I'm also glad that it had some in it and it wasn't just a trick to get me to listen to a song about potato salad.
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Dang it! You saw through my evil plan.

So... how's about some SOLID POTATO SALAD? Mmmm, tasty.
jeanineers
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
Y'know. They used to call these "specialty acts". No kidding, eh?
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
SERIOUSLY no kidding! I mean, WOW. Even makes Cirque du Soleil seem tame.
klingonguy
Nov. 18th, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
yeah, now that I've had my tenth pilates class, I can do all that.
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too. How about I upload my videos right after yours? ;-)
klingonguy
Nov. 19th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
what? and risk losing my electronic rights? no thank you!
mcchambers
Nov. 18th, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing. I'm going to go visit my chiropractor now.
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
I expect they remained flexible through old age... or were unable to walk shortly after shooting this video.
sf_reader
Nov. 18th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
It was kind of scarry!
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
No kidding! I had to look away several times.
silverfae
Nov. 18th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
LOL, it's faboo, isn't it? I got it from rougewench actually.

I do have a Teaserama video with a dancer that does that weird spidery-looking backbend walk around her head.. all with a giant grin on her face!

clevermanka
Nov. 18th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Twinnie Wallen:


She does the crazy roundabout backbend walk at about 3:27.
silverfae
Nov. 18th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)

Yep, that's her! I think she's just adorable, and that outfit.

Aw.. I got my fix for the morning.
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Wow. Is anyone doing stuff like this nowadays?
clevermanka
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Probably. But they're all working in fancy-baby alternative circus troupes these days.
siro_gravity
Nov. 18th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
they look like spiders!!!
mckitterick
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
Only more flexible! That final part of the act is a little alien-looking, for sure.
emessar
Nov. 20th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
So how did you get a hold of the season finale for V?


Also, the last bit where the three of them are pinwheeling ... I'm pretty sure that's the ritual for summoning Yog Sothoth, Opener of the Way ...
mckitterick
Nov. 20th, 2009 08:42 am (UTC)
Hahahaha! That's what she said....
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