Archive for ‘assisting’

November 11, 2010

Sunbather, Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, 1977

Eulalio struggles with the newer slimline model despite assistance from his companion, Eduarda.

January 12, 2010

John Bluthal and unidentified chimp, 1975

















In this scene from Blake Edwards’ The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), the blind beggar (John Bluthal) reveals that three hands are indeed better than two.  As if sensing the significance of this gesture, Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) appears to be having a “Eureka” moment.

January 8, 2010

Unidentified child assisting “Archie”, Melbourne, 1958

















Ron Blaskett, the voice behind Gerry G, witnesses a glimpse of the future when the alarming dummy Archie is privy, second hand, to an as yet unknown and unknowable form of ventriloquism.

January 6, 2010

Anti-Prohibition Rally, Chicago, 1932




















Possibly the first recorded instance of hands-free mobile telephony.  The seated girl went on to become the Deaconess of Detroit, the other wife to the CEO of the Schlitz brewing company.