the carsony

The Carsony Brothers – From Vienna to Las Vegas, by Barbara Weissenback
2014, 64′

This is a captivating rags to riches story of three extraordinary brothers who grew up in a deprived neighborhood in Vienna, Austria, and their rapid rise to world fame as handstand artists in the 1950s and 60s. The Carsony Brother’s one-arm handstands on walking canes, champagne bottles or bowling balls, with a dazzling sprinkle of charme and humor, were a world sensation. Their story is brought back to life by Bert Carsony’s daughter and former colleagues. The Carsony’s counted show business greats such as Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, the Andrew Sisters and Liberace among their friends.