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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Steve's Church-Less Movie Of The Week ...

I believe this may very well be the first dedication here for one of my Sunday church-Less movies, but I would like to dedicate this film to my friend Jen and her twins. They will NOT be born conjoined, which is a shame because then they could have toured the world.

Enjoy ...

Yoinked from the almighty wikipedia god ...

"Chained for Life is a 1951 exploitation film featuring the famous conjoined ('Siamese') Hilton Twins, Daisy and Violet. It features several vaudeville acts, including juggler Whitey Roberts, a man doing bicycle stunts, and a man who plays the William Tell Overture at breakneck speed on an accordion.

The movie incorporates aspects of the twins' real life, including their singing act, a futile attempt by one sister to obtain a marriage license, and a publicity-stunt marriage.

The Hilton sisters toured first in England at the age of three as 'The United Twins.' Mary Hilton took them to a tour through Germany, Australia and to the USA. In the true sideshow manner, their performance was accompanied with an imaginative 'history.' Their controllers kept all the money the sisters earned. In 1926 Bob Hope formed an act called the Dancemedians with the Hilton Sisters, who had a tap dancing routine.

When Mary died in Birmingham, Alabama, her daughter and her husband took over. They kept the twins from public view for a while and trained them in jazz music. They lived in a mansion in San Antonio, Texas until the early 1930s. In 1931, the sisters gathered enough courage to sue their managers, gaining $100,000 in damages—and independence. They left the sideshows and went into vaudeville as The Hilton Sisters' Revue. Daisy dyed her hair blonde and they began to wear different outfits so they could be told apart. They had numerous affairs, failed attempts to get a marriage license and a couple of short marriages.

In 1932, the twins appeared as themselves in the movie Freaks. In 1951 they starred in Chained for Life, an exploitation film loosely based on their lives. In 1997, a Broadway musical loosely based on the sisters' lives, Side Show, with lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, received four Tony nominations.

In Chained For Life, the twins' voices are featured in three duets, including 'Every Hour of Every Day' and 'Love Thief.. The movie was directed by Harry L. Fraser, who directed over 80 films between 1925 and 1951, including the 1934 John Wayne film Randy Rides Alone and the Frank Buck cliffhanger serial Jungle Menace."

Steve's Snacks Of The Week:



Asthma Meds

Cheddar and Sour Cream Chips

Goldfish (cracker, not animal)

AND NOW Steve Galindo and this blog are pleased to bring you today's Church-less Movie Of The Weel absolutely FREE! Please, though, a few rules first. There's absolutely no talking in Steve's Theater and talkers WILL be spit upon roghly. No cell phones or African-American berries in the theater. And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).

Oh, and remember ...

I absolutely love that video. It brings me back to Arizona summers.

And as always, enjoy the show y'all!

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