Sunday Scopitone: The Kessler Twins



This has long been one of our favorite videos. Enjoy!


17 comments:

  1. I remember this, terribly fondly, from Fabulon! I even recall how someone commented it was like they had almost, but not quite, rehearsed the number enough. So true.

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    1. Fabulon! Seems so long ago, doesn't it?

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    2. In a world where Ann-Margret, Joey Heatherton, and Mitzi Gaynor rule as the three Furies, time stands still, and it is always sometime in the sixties. And for that we are grateful, for we were then so young, listening, as we were, to Dusty Springfield and Joanie Sommers in monaural before we acquired a stereo. Once we discovered Fabulon, we knew we were home.

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  2. LOVE this. But you know how I worship them, anyway.

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  3. I love Kessler Twins! My mother used to sing their "Da da umpa" song as lullaby!

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  4. This may be, by Scopi-standards, practically the Babylon scene from Intolerance in terms of sets, costumes, and numbers of extras, but my very favorite thing in it is the left Kessler's glance of pure "I've got no idea what comes next" terror at 1:18.

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    1. She definitely seems lost at that point. "If I can just fake it until the next wig change!"

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    2. Muscato, how do you always come up with such perfect metaphors?

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  5. Not just one of my favorite videos - one of my favorite things! I love it so deeply I bought the actual Scopitone reel. Do I own a Scopitone machine? NO!

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  6. My favourite dance routine. Ever! We love it so much, the Madam and I are often rerquested to perform this very number at parties. Gawd bless the Kessler Twins (both still alive, and quite possibly still shimmying!)... Jx

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    1. I don't doubt that you have the complete wardrobe...and matching trunks!

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  7. You and Jon have never looked lovelier.

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