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No. 17 - the spread-eagle

Posted by ESC on April 02, 2003

In Reply to: Correcting typo posted by ESC on April 02, 2003

: : : do no.17,what is "do no.17"? It appeared in the film Chicago. Thanks

: : The sister act in "Chicago" numbered their on-stage "moves." Is that what you mean?

Velma Kelly: My sister Veronica and I had this double act, and my husband Charlie traveled around with us. Now for the last number in our act we did these 20 acrobatic tricks in a row: one, two, three, four, five, splits, spread-eagles, back-flips, flip-flops, one right after the other. So this one night before the show we're at the hotel Cicero, the three of us boozin, having a few laughs, and we run out of ice, so I run out to get some. I come back, open the door, and there's Veronica and Charlie doing number 17, the spread-eagle! Well, I was in such a state of shock that I completely blacked out; I can't remember a thing. It wasn't until later, when I was washing the blood off my hands, I even knew they were dead!