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    United States of America.

    "Meet some of the really fast set on toboggans. Lake Placid, New York." High angle shot from the top of a double toboggan slide. Much hilarity from those on top of the slide as they push a couple of sledges down. It is quite high but looks great fun. There is snow all around. M/S of man crouching on top of a woman who both lie on one of the toboggans. Another man kneels on the back. Their friends push them off. It is a kind of fun race with two toboggans being pushed off at the same time. Various shots of the tobogganists. Looks like the slide ends on the frozen Lake Placid. Lots of people watch. "Night falls...but the merry-makers don't...." Night shots of the tobogganists - they hold flares as they hurtle down the slope. They scream and shout. I want a go!

    Note: item length includes opening title sequence. Sequence features the words "Pathe Pictorial - Puts the World Before You" over a shot of the River Thames with Tower Bridge in the background. Intertitle follows which reads: "Recorded by R.C.A. Photophone System.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:11:00 / 01:55:36:00
    PSP 718
    Sort Number:
    PSP 718
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
  • Stills

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

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