Bobby Van

Gene Kelly introduces this video of Bobby Van (Dec 6, 1928 – July 31, 1980), looking like he's 14 years old, jumping with style through a town set for over two minutes in the movie Small Town Girl (1953). Good reason for him to be out of breath at the end. I'm not a huge musical fan but I find this clip fascinating. I wonder how many takes it took to get it right. I wonder what his abs, quads, knees and feet felt like when he was done. 



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