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Faux Pas on filmIncredibly misbegotten dances

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#16 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 01:31 PM

I remember an episode of the Tom Selleck Series Magnum, P.I. in which he was hired to guard a ballerina, played by Andrea Marcovicci, who is now a cabaret singer, with some pretty awful ballet sequences.

#17 Mel Johnson

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:59 PM

I can also recall an episode of the old TV series Ben Casey which dealt with a defecting Russian ballerina. Susan Oliver played the dancer, and while there were some long shots of a blonde girl dancing, and not badly, I could swear that that dancer was Zina Bethune. When they cut to a close shot of Oliver, dressed in a tutu, and not looking bad in it, you could tell that instead of bourrées, she was walking sideways. That's far from the worst I've seen, though.

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 05:43 AM

One camp classic with a few ballet sequences is "Salome, Where She Danced" with Yvonne De Carlo and David Bruce from 1945.

IMDB entry for Salome, Where she Danced

There is an "under the sea" nymph ballet with Yvonne de Carlo dancing on pointe. Quite a sight!

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