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    "Gaston and Andree's acrobatic dancing has all the glamour of old Adam and the Cave-man stuff." The dancing couple perform a rough and tumble exhibition dance. Lots of throwing around of the woman by the man (who is dressed in a one shouldered outfit). Spins, throws, twirls, acrobatics, etc.

    "Like the lift, the life of an expert acrobatic dancer is full of ups and downs." Gaston throws his partner to the ground then picks her up again. He lifts her high into the air then drops her. Unusual high angle shot of Andree lifted high into the air. She bends over backwards as Gaston holds her legs. Andree is held by one leg as she strikes a pose balancing on Gaston's hand. He throws her around his body. She does a running leap, he catches her and she hangs upside down. He swings her around holding on to one ankle and one wrist.

    "In case any lady didn't quite catch exactly what was happening to her fair friend on the screen, we'll show some of the actions again." Some of the routine is shown in slow motion. Throws and jumps are shown. She throws her legs around her partner's neck. And he swings her around without holding on (she must have a pretty strong grip!)

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 553.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:37:00 / 01:18:57:00
    EP 229
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    EP 229
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    adagio my space Les
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Comments (1)

  1. says

    Gaston and Andree clip Andree was my aunt great to see this

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