Amazons Of Yesterday 1928

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    High angle M/S of a fairground boxing ring. A woman in a fringed leotard and knee length wrestling boots fights with a man in a vest and shorts. Several spectators sit and stand behind a rope to watch the fight. The spectators cheer and wave their hats. The woman lays several good punches on the man and he falls down in the ring. A man in a top hat comes into the ring and counts him out. He jumps up again and continues the fight. They battle it out, she knocks him over again. The ringmaster counts, looking at his watch, then shakes the hand of the female boxer. This material is older than 1920s, probably c1910.

    Slow motion footage of a female boxer - this time wearing a gymslip type outfit, thick stockings and shoes. She fights a man in white trousers and white jumper. There are no spectators, just an umpire who wears a suit. The woman lays a couple of good right hooks on the man. Intertitle reads: "But, in those days of our youth, Eve showed very forcibly that the Amazons then were also real "knockabouts", too!" Incomplete story.

    Was item in Eve's Film Review issue 389.

    Note: according to paper records the first section of this film was probably shot around 1910. It is quite likely that this incomplete story was comparing the "modern" boxing woman of today with the "Amazons" of yesterday.

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