by Matthew Cobb
Here’s an amazing example of flexibility from The Ross Sisters, singing Solid Potato Salad, from the 1944 film Broadway Rhythm. Their body strength is quite astonishing.
Jerry was sure he’d posted this, but I could find no trace of it. If it has been posted here, well what the heck – watch it again!
The Ross Sisters WERE sisters. Wikipedia sez:
The Ross Sisters were a trio of singers and dancers consisting of the sisters Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross (whose real names were Veda Victoria Ross, Dixie Jewel Ross and Betsy Ann Ross). (…)
The Ross Sisters were born in West Texas to Charles Adolphus and Veda Cordelia Ross. Shortly after they made “Broadway Rhythm,” they moved to Europe where they appeared in “Piccadilly Hayride,” a post-war London stage revue that ran from 1946 to 1948.They also recorded “Five Minutes More,” a song later covered by Frank Sinatra.
Betsy Ann Ross (Aggie) was born on June 26, 1926, in Colorado City, Texas. She married Robert “Bunny” Hightower, an American dancer, on January 11, 1947. It has been claimed that he was an alcoholic suffering schizophrenia who on one occasion beat Betsy so badly that she almost died. They appeared together many times on The Ed Sullivan Show and had a son together. Hightower was previously married to dancer Vera-Ellen, best known as Rosemary Clooney’s sister in the film White Christmas.
Veda Victoria (Vickie) Ross (Maggie) was born on November 8, 1927, in Roscoe, Texas. She married Robert Lamouret on April March 10, 1950, in Paris. She was later married to Bob Hender.
Dixie Jewel Ross (Elmira) was born on August 9, 1929, in Loraine, Texas. On July 10, 1948, she married Richard (Dickie) Henderson, OBE, (1922–1985). They had a son Matthew and a daughter Linda. Dixie died at age 33 on July 10, 1963  and was buried in England.
There’s an amusing 14 year-old discussion on Snopes.com as to whether this is real (the OP, “Jenn”, says it’s fake “because #1, even the military didn’t film in color in 1944, and what these gals do is physically impossible.”) Sorry, Jenn, it’s real. And technicolor had been around for some time.