Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Ross Sisters

A friend of mine recently posted a link to a truly bizarre video on facebook. This is The Ross Sisters singing what appears to be a rather nonsensical song about "Solid Potato Salad" (here the term solid seems to equate to "good" or "awesome" rather than "non-liquid"), followed by a routine of dancing and contortionism that gets weirder as it goes along. The ending is definitely the most visually disturbing bit of all. I guess fame and success comes in all different varieties; apparently these ladies were big hits in the 40's - though never as big as The Andrews Sisters, which beats me since I now realize The Andrews Sisters are downright boring in comparison to these gals.

I can't find much information about the origins of this film clip. Was it simply an over-the-top advertisement for that great American picnic dish, a potato salad recipe to beat all others? One can only imagine.

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