Friday 7 May 2010

Put your legs behind your heads?

I've always known that you should never underestimate a woman who can get both legs behind her head and wrap her feet around her face.

Don't you agree?

I've secretly spent years trying to perfect this move with one yoga class after another, unfortunately followed up by one mishap after another.

It's just one more dream I have let slip through my fingers...

You can therefore appreciate how excited I was when a friend of mine sent me this video of some 1944 footage of the Ross sisters -Vicki, Dixie and Betsy. They are performing as a 3-part harmony trio......with some acrobatics and contortionism thrown in for good measure.

They are about 14, 16 and 17 and just gorgeous.

Watch past the first 45 seconds or so before you see the interesting stuff.

It starts out looking like another kitschy 40's tune, but give it a minute. Things get wild!

Whoah, it's quite amazing. Oh the good old days when teenagers actually turned their bodies inside out without having to resort to drink, drugs or even poles to do it.......sigh