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    Blind Masseurs train with strongman - Primo Carnera.

    A team of masseurs-in-training from the National Institute for the Blind meet & practice massage on Mr. Carnera;a huge muscleman; possibly boxer Primo Carnera. Title frame calling Carnera a trifle of 20 stones (280 lbs.)Then opens w/ the 6'9 Carnera standing in FG; meeting a few men in suits; behind him massage table- -like a bed; and in BG a group of 15-20 people in white medical-type coat (Incidentally Carnera wears a big smile throughout entire story).

    MS Carnera flexes his biceps while a blind guy in white coat feels his arm; others stand around him. CU back view of Carnera raising his arms; then bringing fists down to shoulders; etc.; while 2 masseurs feel the muscles on his back & arms. Title frame informs us of his impressive chest measurements & lung capacity. Carnera expanding chest while the blind masseurs feel. CU Carnera lying on the table; hands of masseuse rub; chop etc. on his back.

    CU Carnera holding up hands to show how big they are; w/ woman holding her hand into frame for comparison. CU Carnera's feet (in shoes) while he is lying on table; he puts 1 foot on top of other & camera pans up to show size of his feet compared to the bodies of people standing behind table. Next; shot of Carnera w/ the blind students; 2 women walk up & present him w/ a token gift- -looks like arts & crafts flower Health; bodybuilding; fitness; exercise; strength; size; giant; disabilities.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:35:00 / 01:28:53:00
    ON 243 K
    Sort Number:
    ON 243 K
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    Sport & Leisure
    Strongmen Fitness 09. The Giant ON 243 Primo Carnera 1920s and 1930s Strong Men Années folles Impossible Peace PEPLUM
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