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    A woman dances on a high wire suspended 300 feet in the air. M/S of woman walking on the tightrope holding a parasol. Large skyscrapers seen in the background - looks like an American city - possibly New York.

    Woman wears a white fur trimmed outfit - similar to an ice-skating outfit. She walks backwards and forwards on the wire, holding her skirt out. "One false step - and it's the last." High angle shot of the woman, city streets seen below. She balances on one leg. She wobbles as if there is a danger of her falling off the wire. She then does a bit of a dance on the wire, flicking her skirts around.

    "You've heard of the straight and narrow path? Well, this must be it." High angle shot of her on the wire - skyscrapers in the background. She does some high kicks and balances on one leg. She grabs her ankle and stretches her leg out, pretty impressive.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 509.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    16677
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    936.06
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:59:00 / 01:13:50:00
    Canister:
    EP 207
    Sort Number:
    EP 207
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    Categories
    Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    A sure footing Temporary Workspaces: 7.3.2011 02:01 Utopia New York - Inter war years TOSYT Skirts
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (3)

  1. AlanJM says

    The Woman is Bird Millman, one of the most celebrated wire-walkers of all time and star of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circuses. The action here takes place over New York City as the tower in the background is the Woolworth\'s building, meaning the action here takes place somewhere around Park Row.

  2. AlanJM says

    The Woman is Bird Millman, one of the most celebrated wire-walkers of all time and star of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circuses. The action here takes place over New York City as the tower in the background is the Woolworth\'s building, meaning the action here takes place somewhere around Park Row.

  3. AlanJM says

    The Woman is Bird Millman, one of the most celebrated wire-walkers of all time and star of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circuses. The action here takes place over New York City as the tower in the background is the Woolworth\'s building, meaning the action here takes place somewhere around Park Row.

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