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    Titles read: "Weight and See! Meet Barney Wirth - a trifle of 42 stone and a bit - (from Sydney, Australia.)".

    Australia.

    M/S of a very large man, Barney Wirth, being helped out of the Royal Prince Albert Hospital by two men. A large woman, Floss, comes up the steps to greet him. He apparently went into the hospital for a minor operation. Barney is shoved into a taxi by several people, apparently bursting one of the tyres in the effort. He and Floss end up getting on the back of a truck and wave as they are driven off.

    This is quite 'fattist' and poor Barney is treated like a freak - lots of comments about size and weight.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    37290
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1060.07
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:51:00 / 01:18:31:00
    Canister:
    PT 125
    Sort Number:
    PT 125
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Sydney Selection, pre-WW2
  • Stills

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

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