Burning Rope Escapologist 1959

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    Buxton, Derbyshire.

    Alan Alan performs a daring stunt with a burning rope. He hangs upside down in a straight jacket - from a petrol soaked burning rope. The stunt is carried out as part of the annual convention for the International Brotherhood of Magicians being held at the local Pavilion Gardens.

    The shots are taken from a high angle and show Alan hanging in mid air, struggling out of his bonds and then once free, being lowered, and the burning rope is put out. There is a very prim looking older woman spectator with glasses and grey upswept hair.

    Note: The commentator says that Pathe tried to film his last attempt 5 years ago.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1081
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    97.15
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:32:00 / 01:24:31:00
    Canister:
    CP 252
    Sort Number:
    CP 252
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  • Fascinating stuff. Much credit to the narrator making it more interesting than is was, to me anyway.

    Nobby21 18th Apr 2014

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