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  • Short Summary

    Impressive balancing act performed by Maxon and Wood on top of a piano.

  • Description

    Acrobatic act on a piano top. Unusual high angle shot of a drawing room setting. A man sits at the piano and a woman sits on it! The woman jumps off the piano, the man walks around the piano to join her. The man does a handstand on the piano aided by the woman. (Their names are Maxon and Wood but I don't know which is which). He walks on his hands on the piano. The woman leans backwards onto the piano and the man does a handstand on her hands. High angle shot of the acrobatics. The man turns to look at the camera.

    The woman climbs up on the piano and leans backwards into a "crab". The man then does a handstand on her stomach! She then sticks one of her legs out. The woman places a handkerchief on the piano and then the woman bands over backwards to pick it up with her teeth, at the same time lifting the man up into the air with her thighs! (Has to be seen to be believed!) They jump down and take a bow.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 609.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    972.15
    Media URN:
    17568
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1933
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:55:00 / 01:46:42:00
    Canister:
    EP 254

Comments (1)

  1. swilliams says

    Violet Maxon was my grandmother and could still stand on her head at age 80!

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