8ft Woman! 1927

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Chiswick baths in London.

A group of girls stand around by the side of an open air swimming pool. A very fat man comes out of one of the changing rooms at the edge of the pool. A young girl also comes out of one, as does a very tall woman. They all stand around in their swimsuits. They laugh...

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Data

Cataloguer:
Jenny
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Mute
Media URN:
14978
Sort Number:
EP 096
Time in/Out:
01:44:22:00 / 01:46:00:00
Canister:
EP 096
Film ID:
876.18
Issue Date:
24/05/1927

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  • British Pathe have been told that this woman was called Eleanor Wagner or Londy. Notes according to the tallestman.com:

    In her early days as touring giantess she was marketed as being from Vienna, but later when she called herself Londy, or Miss Londy she was billed as a German giantess. Because she spent a long spell at Dreamland in Coney Island she became known as The Dreamland Giantess but was sometimes promoted as The Wonderful Giantess. She was billed at 8 ft but one postcard of her at 19 years of age was marked on the back 7 ft 1. 280 pounds. One later postcard said 7 ft 4 and 336 pounds.
    Eleanor Wagner - The Bertram Mills Circus
    Shortly before britain declared war on Germany (probably 1938) Londy was appearing in Britain with The Bertram Mills Circus. She appeared at the famous Olympia in London and several other places. After that time I have not came across any more references to her so far.

    British Pathé 17th Feb 2012

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