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    Full titles read: "The Daredevil! - Meet Willard Blain, who risked his neck by a parachute jump off the George Washington Bridge - a trifle of 260 feet."

    New York, United States of America.

    M/S of Willard Blain standing in a street, holding a parachute. He says he is about to approach the new George Washington Bridge and that others have attempted to jump off the bridge but have failed in death. He understands the cops are waiting for him so he will have to make a dash for it and jump over in a death-defying attempt. He gets into a taxi, asking the driver to take him to the middle of George Washington Bridge, "and make it snappy!"

    L/S from the bridge shows Blain jumping off as a policeman runs up to try to stop him. Blain lands in the Hudson River below and swims towards a boat. C/U of Blain after the event: he says he counted seven seconds on the way down and hit with a terrific wallop!

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37188
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1052.07
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:34:00 / 01:18:41:00
    Canister:
    PT 110
    Sort Number:
    PT 110
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    Parachutes
  • Stills

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

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