Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Charlie & Russian opera singer Feodor Chaliapin, 1923

In 1931, during a party given by violinist Mischa Elman in France,  Charlie & Chaliapin engaged in a role reversal exercise in which Charlie sang a group of Basque folksongs with a perfect accent, then Chaliapin did a pantamine routine about a girl trying to tie herself into a corset.

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