• Short Summary

    A French woman does trapeze number while hanging from the helicopter - extremely high.

  • Description


    M/S of a woman wearing the two piece swimming costume waiting on a platform for helicopter to come close enough to her so she can take some ropes from it. M/S of the helicopter rising as soon as she reaches her ropes. This is Madame Andree Jan, wife of a French businessman, who "is the girl on the really flying trapeze!" L/S of the girl who is becoming smaller as the helicopter rises.

    "More then hundred feet above the Thames, at Battersea's Festival Gardens, Mrs Jan goes though hair-raising act that has already thrilled Paris... in fact the act is so risky that on the Continent no-one will insure her...".

    L/S of Mrs Jan hanging up side down on the trapeze tied to a helicopter. Camera pans up to show the helicopter. M/S of Mrs Jan twisting and turning on the trapeze hanging from the helicopter. Extreme L/S demonstrates how high the helicopter goes. It is almost impossible to see the helicopter while Mrs Jan is just a dot in the air. Camera pans down to show a boat on Thames. Extreme L/S shows the helicopter flying along Thames with Mrs Jan hardly visible.

    L/S of helicopter, now Mrs Jan is seen a bit better. She is still twisting in the air. L/S of the crowd in Battersea's Festival Gardens looking up in the air. L/S of the helicopter descending with Mrs Jan sitting on the trapeze. L/S of Mrs Jan taking off at the platform from which she has started.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:56:00 / 01:26:11:00
    CP 027

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