Friday 22 August 2014

Dance of the Van Beuren Maidens

Indian braves dancing in a circle reveal themselves to be maidens when hot jazz erupts in “Redskin Blues” (1931).

Being a pre-1934 cartoon, the maidens engage in pelvic thrusts in cycle animation.

Yes, a Jewish Indian appears and the cartoon ends bizarrely with a mouse scaring everyone. A bizarre ending? Sure! It’s a Van Beuren cartoon.

1 comment:

  1. For whatever reason, I thought of this gag back in the 70's when Cher had her own variety show, and always opened her first song wrapped up to her neck in some sort of shroud, then would fling it off and reveal herself in a next-to-nothing outfit underneath. In either case, a whole new meaning to the phrase "the Cherokee Strip"...