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    Item title reads - BOXING'S BIGGEST FAILURE. Dempsey - Gibbons fight fiasco, bankrupts two banks and town of Shelby, Montana, who guaranteed £60,000 purse. USA (U.S.A.).

    L/S of lots of people packed onto a platform by a train. M/S of large tents in a field behind signs saying '1000 beds' and 'Tent City.'

    Intertitle - 'the gate was 6000 instead of the anticipated 60,000.'

    M/S of the stadium from the air showing many empty seats. M/S of the people in it, various L/S of Dempsey and Gibbons in the boxing ring and people in the stadium.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1923
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    23900
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    312.12
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:28:00 / 01:15:30:00
    Canister:
    G 1002
    Sort Number:
    G 1002
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure
    WorkSpaces
    jack dempsey
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Dempsey" is Jack Dempsey.

    "Gibbons" is Tommy Gibbons.

    The bout took place on 4 July 1923. Dempsey was the winner.

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