Erich Schmitt gets shaved by an elephant in front of the camera. Erich Schmitt is one of the most famous cartoonists and comic artists of the GDR. In the first step, shaving cream is smeared on his face. Then the big razor blade is used, with which the elephant shaves his face. Finally, the elephant flushes his face off with water.

This spectacular shave takes place in the TV programme “Nacht der Prominenten” (Night of the Celebrities), in which Heinz Florian Oertel presents a special circus programme with prominent personalities. In co-operation with the State Circus of the GDR, the television show “Nacht der Prominenten” was aired once a year in the GDR television from 1972 to 1987.

Video details:

Period: 1982
Resolution: SD
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Original sound: yes
Colour: yes
Source: DRA – from “Nacht der Prominenten “, GDR television, 18.12.1982