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    American rocket man at Brands Hatch & new teenage craze in London.

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    Brands Hatch, Kent.

    LV. Jet man (man with an engine attached to his back) takes off and goes up about 50 feet, turns and comes down again and lands. LV. Pressmen. SV. The pilot with rocket belt on. LV. Crowd gathered around.

    SV. Pilot Gordon Yaegen and racing driver Tony Lanfranchi at start of race - one is in a car and the other is wearing rocket belt. LV. Yaegen starts his jets and then takes off to race Lanfranchi. They come towards and out of picture.


    Scenes of 'Getaway' discs which skim, soar and hover being thrown around - newest teenage craze nowadays commonly known as Frisbee. LV. Crowd throwing discs around. SV. Cathy McGowan runs towards camera and shakes hands with pop singer Joe Brown - they are at London launching of the new craze. CU. Joe Brown. LV. Discs being thrown around. SV. Joe Brown and Cathy McGowan throw discs. Pan to general view of crowd throwing discs around. Girls dancing a new 'Getaway' dance. Cut to African tribe in traditional clothes dancing. Back to the girls dancing.

    Note: this may be an early appearance of "Pan's People".

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:08:00 / 01:18:06:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    "LV. Jet man" - his name is Bill Suitor.

    "Gordon Yaegen" should read Gordon Yaeger.

    "Girls dancing" - the dance group is called "The Beat Girls", and includes several future members of Pan's People.

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  2. Morstan says

    Indeed it is the Beat Girls, stars of the Beat Room, Gadzooks and the Dickie Valentine show. Hard to see the faces in detail, but if you look at frame 110, you get from the left Lorelly Harris (briefly future Pan and then Bluebell girl), Diane South (sometime group choreographer), Babs Lord (future Pan), behind Babs the fist of the obscured and obscure Jane Lamb, Dee Dee Wilde (future Pan) and occasional Beat Girl Lesley Judd (who made one appearance in Pan's People in 1976 as part of a Blue Peter feature). So 4 out of 6 appeared in Pan's People.

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