The World's Youngest Giant! 1936

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Titles read: 'The World's YOUNGEST GIANT!'

Chicago, United States of America.

C/U of an enormous foot in a shoe. A young woman measures the length and breadth of it. We then see that the foot belongs to 17-year-old Robert Wadlow, who is 8 feet four inches tall. He sits with two young...

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Cataloguer:
Sarah
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
52307
Sort Number:
PSP 931
Time in/Out:
01:15:50:00 / 01:16:38:00
Canister:
PSP 931
Film ID:
1656.09
Issue Date:
06/02/1936

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  • "Robert stands beside his 6 foot tall father" - his father's name is Harold.

    jamied 11th Jul 2012

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