• Short Summary

    Mr. Karl Wallenda, a 71-year-old tight-rope walker strolled along a wire strung across the front?

  • Description

    Mr. Karl Wallenda, a 71-year-old tight-rope walker strolled along a wire strung across the front of a London hotel on Monday (22 November).

    SYNOPSIS: The wire was suspended 30 metres (100 ft.) above the concrete forecourts of the Tower Hotel. It was 127 metres (350 ft.) long. With no safety net beneath him, Mr. Wallenda crossed the wire as Londoners and a good number of overseas visitors peered up from nearby Tower Bridge.

    Despite the sharp wind -- the performer paused half-way across the wire and stood on his head. German-born Karl Wallenda, a great-grandfather, head of the world renowned family of high-wire acrobats started his career in Germany during the First World War. He performed his greatest feat in 1970, when he walked 350 metres (1100 ft.) across the 220 metres (750 ft.) deep Tallulah Gorge in the U.S.A. He is in London as one of the judges in Circus World Championship Competition in Clapham, south London this week.

    As in the past -- his latest stunt won him the admiration of many ordinary pedestrians and spectators.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9SA29FD2X3Q0MDNAXIE3O48BQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SA29FD2X3Q0MDNAXIE3O48BQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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