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    Funny india rubber man dance performed by "Le Danseur Elastique".

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    "Meet a gentleman with no bones to speak of - but a lot of movement." M/S of an india rubber dancer moving his feet at top speed. He does some crazy dancing, making it appear that he is double jointed or made of rubber. He bounces up and down on his knees (ouch!) We see this in slow motion. He wears a suit, bow tie and boater hat. His act is quite funny.

    Does some double jointed stuff with his legs that makes me wince - very good optical illusions. "Le Danseur Elastique" they call him in gay Paree, and he surely is the outside edge in elastic understandings." More manic dancing ensues including some stuff on tiptoes. He does the splits then pulls himself up by his jacket button. C/U of the drum kit which has a banner on it reading "Canadian Serenaders". The dancer holds himself by the scruff of the neck and shuffles along. He ends the act by spinning his hat and sticking his leg out. Cute stuff.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 610.

    Safety print - original decomposed.

    Note: at some stage this item was stored in can EP026. The Elastic Dancer looks a lot like Harold Lloyd.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:07:37:00 / 01:10:13:00
    EP 255

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  1. Jill Stanford says

    I think this is my father JACK STANFORD who was at The Folies Begere with Josephine Baker in 1927. He was born in 1900. As he keeps his head down so much in this film, can't be 100% sure, but it compares with the two definite films on this website.

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