Wanted: Info on The Lean (Vaudeville Stunt)

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Wanted: Info on The Lean (Vaudeville Stunt)

Postby Carl Mercurio » January 3rd, 2003, 7:58 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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Re: Wanted: Info on The Lean (Vaudeville Stunt)

Postby Frank Yuen » January 3rd, 2003, 8:45 am

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

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

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Re: Wanted: Info on The Lean (Vaudeville Stunt)

Postby Bill Mullins » January 3rd, 2003, 10:05 am

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

http://www.uspto.gov/

Yes, the inventor is _that_ Michael Jackson.

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Re: Wanted: Info on The Lean (Vaudeville Stunt)

Postby Pete Biro » January 3rd, 2003, 10:32 am

I guess those that did this in the past never bothered to patent the idea.
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Re: Wanted: Info on The Lean (Vaudeville Stunt)

Postby Tom Stone » January 4th, 2003, 7:52 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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