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1mks  (Level: 208.5 - Posts: 5867)
Fri, 16th Apr '10 8:14 AM


This is a video of an act from 1944 - a sister act called the Ross Sisters.

I had never heard of them. The song they sing is about 45 seconds long (nothing special) but what they do next is...!

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Fri, 16th Apr '10 8:28 AM

For some reason I couldn't watch that whole thing! I thought those moves might break them in two!

1mks  (Level: 208.5 - Posts: 5867)
Fri, 16th Apr '10 8:39 AM

Odd that you should say that.......I couldn't watch the whole thing either. For whatever reason it really made me uncomfortable.

Lynnm  (Level: 223.6 - Posts: 1927)
Fri, 16th Apr '10 8:40 AM

Those moves don't even seem humanly possible. It's almost as if the bones are fluid!

Asor  (Level: 153.5 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 16th Apr '10 10:45 AM

They could have made a fortune with Cirque du Soleil! Those are the sorts of moves I usually associate with Chinese acrobats. Interesting to see this version. Portions seemed a bit (unintentionally, I assume...) vulgar for a 1940s audience. Pretty amazing, though.

F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Fri, 16th Apr '10 5:11 PM

Those "moves" are called gymnastics. Started when I was 4 years old.

Wordster  (Level: 156.7 - Posts: 895)
Sat, 17th Apr '10 3:25 AM

Oh my! I thought I was going to break in two watching that!

Jeannette  (Level: 109.9 - Posts: 1736)
Sat, 17th Apr '10 5:27 AM

sigh im sure i used to be that supple or maybe not

Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Sat, 17th Apr '10 10:40 AM

I wonder what those babes look like today!

Spacecat  (Level: 157.3 - Posts: 667)
Sat, 17th Apr '10 10:53 AM

The type of girls mom warned you about.

F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Sat, 17th Apr '10 11:03 AM

Maybe they kept up with the gymnastics for their lives. Maybe even taught gymnastics to all age groups. Call them the Sr. Sr. Sr. granny gymnasts! LOL

Mplaw51  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 1582)
Sat, 17th Apr '10 12:33 PM

I thought of Cirque de Soleil myself...I bet they get didn't get near enough money for that!

F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Sat, 17th Apr '10 2:54 PM

They probably have a bunch of trophies and medals, but maybe not a lot of pay for it, unless they taught private gymnastic lessons.(without that music) LOL

Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Sat, 17th Apr '10 4:21 PM

Yes, those were great contortionist moves. They could be the precursors for the the modern day Cirque de Soleil which i have immensely enjoyed.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sat, 17th Apr '10 4:29 PM

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