• Short Summary

    Equilibrist Igor Gridneff walks about a Soho rooftop on a ladder.

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    Soho, London.

    M/S of a large boy eating. Several shots on a London rooftop as he watches equilibrist Igor Gridneff practising walking up a ladder that he keeps in a level and upright position through balance.

    Fast motion footage shows Igor climbing up the ladder, over the top and down the other side. Normal speed film of him doing several more stunts, including 'walking' along the roof while at the top of the ladder and standing on his hands on the top. Quick views of people below going about their business.

    Note: paperwork on file says act was shot on roof of 33 Old Compton Street. Boy is Pepi Rush, Igor's newphew.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1331.15
    Media URN:
    43954
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:17:00 / 01:28:49:00
    Canister:
    NP 490

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Confirming the note at the end of the shots list, seen at 00:15 is The Vintage House, situated at 42 Old Compton Street, (still there as of 2012).

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