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  • Short Summary

    Female stunt artist performs a loop the loop strapped to the wing of a biplane.

  • Description

    "Join in with the fresh air Brigade, and up aloft it really does get fresh..."

    Woman aviator climbs into the cockpit of a biplane. Painted on the side is the word "Daugherty". She has a male co-pilot. In the air, C/U shot from tail of the plane of woman climbing out of the cockpit. M/S of her climbing onto the top wing of the plane. "Standing on top of a 'plane with just a couple of wires to steady yourself by, is not the kind of job for any girl with weak nerves." M/S of the plane in flight with women standing on top of the wing with her arms in the air. Good shot of her standing on top from the tail of the plane. Pilot tilts the nose of the plane down and she leans into the wind.

    "Now, for the real test - looping!" L/S of the plane doing a loop-the-loop. View of this from the back of the plane. "Almost a disaster - " The stunt artist falls over on the wing and then bounces back up again, she falls again and can't seem to get up again because of the wind pressure. "It was a bit of a struggle getting clear - " Shot of the woman struggling to loosen the wires as she gets back into the cockpit. Great end shot of the woman on the ground applying face powder with a puff whilst looking in the mirror of a vanity case held by a man. She turns to face the camera.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 541.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    948.05
    Media URN:
    16831
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:45:00 / 01:12:55:00
    Canister:
    EP 223

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