• Short Summary

    Diving stunts performed at the National Aquatic Show in Los Angeles, United States of America.

  • Description

    Titles read: "AQUATICS - PREVIEW OF 1940 WATER OLYMPICS".

    Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

    At the open air Olympic Swimming Stadium we see several shots of the National Aquatic Show. Balloons are set off from the pool as professionals are seen diving into the pool, including Olympic Champion Margery Gestring (sp?) and Mickey Riley. Spectators sit around the pool. A character in an old-fashioned striped bathing costume does a comedy dive into the pool.

    Ray Finner, in fireman costume, stands on a diving board and saws it in half so that he falls into the water. Former Olympic champion Georgia Coleman (a man) does a backwards somersault dive into the pool. Charles Sudaberg (?) dives 75 feet into six feet of water.

    Note: commentary states location as Los Angeles but paperwork says New York.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1037.25
    Media URN:
    20550
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:48:00 / 01:28:44:00
    Canister:
    38/62

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