DO NOT TRY THIS WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING & SUPERVISION!
|Jenna is upside-down. Yup, the
scene requires her character to be lowered by her ankles and pock her
head through a porthole. We don't see her ankles, or the person
"holding" her. So, we had to devise a way to lower her upside-down.
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And this is how it looked on stage from behind.
This is what it looked like in action. The scene involved these two actors having a discussion while hanging up laundry. So, the clothesline had to appear and disappear with ease. When you pull on a lever, the lever would pull on a cable that pulls the arm up and into place.
After Elias Howe invented the first American-Patented sewing machine (in 1846) and Isaac Singer built the first commercially successful sewing machine (in the 1850s), the time-consuming and laborious task of sewing garments became faster and easier. High quality clothing could be produced quickly and at minimal expense. Therefore, the first machines were used in garment factories and were a key element of the industrial revolution.