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  • Short Summary

    Boxer Jack Phoenix gets in some training.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Jack Phoenix in training for his fight with the winner of the forthcoming Magill - Mahony fight at Croke Park. Ireland.

    M/S of Jack wearing a leotard and skipping on the grass. M/S of him shadow boxing. M/S as he lies on the ground and does leg exercises, he brings his legs over his head to touch his outstretched hands, a man comes in to watch. M/S as Jack does sit ups watched by three men. C/U of him stood with his arms folded, he smiles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    414.12
    Media URN:
    19682
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:15:00 / 01:18:34:00
    Canister:
    G 1209

Comments (1)

  1. phoenix says

    How wonderful to find this clip of my grandfather John (Jack) Phoenix on britishpathe.com training in Croke Park, Dublin. He was born Liverpool April 1901 and died in Blackrock, Co Dublin 1954. One of the men in the newsreel with the walking stick and top hat was Tom Butler (originally from Co Kilkenny), his trainer and would later become his father-in-law (and my great grandfather). I do not know who the other 2 men are. I am so pleased to have found this clip and have emailed a link to it to our wider family around the world, including USA, UK, Canada and Japan. (Anne his grand-daughter)

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