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Those Twins! Those Twins!

Those twins! Those twins! They performed briefly in the 1920s under the name “The Fabulous Pip and Flip” and then disappeared from the public gaze for forty years, only to be discovered by a Swiss folklorist and his wife in the mid 70s during the vaudeville revival during which they recorded a single album as “The Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin Players.”

One died unfortunately.

I talked to the remaining twin in the Motion Picture Television and Vaudeville Convalescent Home in Eagle Rock towards the end of her life and asked her if she was Pip or Flip and she said she didn’t know, that either she had forgotten or she had never thought to inquire. Sometimes she railed bitterly against the dead one claiming he had stolen the proceeds from the act, sometimes she cried because she missed him.

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