Knot Throwing with Fred Astaire


Here's a scene from Three Little Words starring Fred Astaire, Red Skelton, and Vera-Ellen.



After viewing this scene Eric Bagai commented:


"The knot-throwing scene shows Astair using a knotting toy that seems identical to one I got for my 60th birthday. It consists of a handle attached to a length of cord, and a knob/weight at the other end. Don't have the original packaging.


A very similar knotting toy (how different could it be?) was marketed with advertising from the series Happy Days. I have that in the original packaging, but I'm not about to find and then watch all the episodes of Happy Days to see if Richie or the Fonz actually used one on camera. (However, should you just happen to come across it . . . )"


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