• Short Summary

    A look at some of the high jinks at the International Magic Conference in Harrogate.

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    Harrogate, Yorkshire.

    M/S of a man in a top hat on stilts, Ted Bailey, walking towards the front entrance of a posh municipal building. M/S of the man on stilts bending over the shake the hand of another man who gives him a sign with an arrow on. They both point in the same direction and head off. C/U of a sign which reads 'RAC, Magic Convention, Crown Hotel'. C/U of a sign with an arrow reading 'IBM Magic Convention'. C/U of a poster that reads: 'Royal Hall, Harrogate, 5.30 Saturday, 16th September, 8.30, The International Brotherhood of Magicians, A Grand International Gala of Magic'.

    L/S of a crowd standing outside a department store, 'Busby's'. M/S of the crowd pointing and laughing. M/S looking inside the shop window, a magician, Salamander and his assistant - both dressed in far eastern costumes - are performing tricks and stunts for the International Brotherhood of Magicians 25th Convention. C/U of Salamander's hands sharpening a long sword, tilt up to his face. C/U of two men in the crowd outside. Salamander demonstrates the sharpness of his sword by chopping a carrot. M/S of the crowd taken from inside the shop window. M/S of a bare chested Salamander beating his stomach with the sword. He slots the sword into the frame of a ladder to create steps. C/U of Salamander's bare feet stepping gingerly up the sword steps. M/S of the crowd taken from inside the shop window. M/S of Salamander sitting on the floor. C/U top shot of a small bed of nails which Salamander leans back on. M/S of Salamander's assistant, dressed in a sari, stepping on to Salamander's stomach with the help of a man in a fez, tilt down to her feet on his stomach.

    Mute neg goes out of sync with track neg - please use print.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:19:00 / 01:03:52:00
    CP 356

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