Wanted: Info on The Lean (Vaudeville Stunt)

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Postby Carl Mercurio » 01/03/03 08:58 AM

Remember the old Vaudeville stunt where a guy would walk onto the stage and be able to lean his entire body forward and from side to side without falling down? Anyone know who can rig shoes to do this stunt?
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Postby Frank Yuen » 01/03/03 09:45 AM

Doug Malloy sells an effect called "The Lean". Check it out here:

http://www.malloymodernmagic.com/the_lean.htm

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Postby Bill Mullins » 01/03/03 11:05 AM

See U.S. Patent # 5,255,452 at

http://www.uspto.gov/

Yes, the inventor is _that_ Michael Jackson.
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Postby Pete Biro » 01/03/03 11:32 AM

I guess those that did this in the past never bothered to patent the idea.
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Postby Tom Stone » 01/04/03 08:52 PM

Originally posted by Carl Mercurio:
[QBAnyone know who can rig shoes to do this stunt?[/QB]
A good (and portable) version is described in Genii, september 1981: "The Leaning Tower of Easley".
The description includes how to rig the shoes.
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