The scene from "Royal Wedding" was a mechanical, not an optical trick. The
camera stayed on the floor and shot into the stage on which Fred Astaire
danced. The stage was contained inside a drum which was slowly rotating.
Check out the book: "Dancing on the ceiling: Stanley Donen and his
Matthew D. Zirkle
Adult Services Librarian
Waterford Township Public Library
On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Cummings Cathleen wrote:
> A colleague has an Art teacher requesting a film that could
> be a Nova or PBS production on "Perception" with Fred Astaire dancing on
> the ceiling. She will be teaching concave and convex lessons.
> Does anyone have an idea what series this may be from?
> Thanks in advance for any clues.
> Cathleen Cummings
> Media Resources Specialist
> Santa Rosa Junior College
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