What a find! This 1967 black and white video is Two Baton Twirling Champion, Judy Kassouf, performing on Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour.
I’m sure it was such a thrill for her to be featured on national TV. And with a great performance full of speed and showmanship! It’s fascinating to compare the twirling style and body technique of then and now. I grew up twirling in the 60’s and 70’s, so her 2-piece costume, white bobby socks and tennis shoes certainly bring back the memories.
A post on YouTube reports that Miss Kassouf went on to teach English and creative writing at a high school near Chicago, and also coached the majorettes.
Appreciation to MrGeneKim for sharing this YouTube video.