• Short Summary

    Footage of various circus stars including Jack Earle who is over eight feet tall. Olympia, London.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "QUEER AND QUAINT - Filmed at Olympia, London."

    Intertitle reads: "Meet Jack Earle (a 24-year-old trifle of 8'6 1/2') and a few Russian Lilliputian friends..."

    M/S of very tall man wearing cowboy hat. He picks up a little girl and sits her on his right hand. Children are seen walking underneath Earle.

    Intertitle reads: "Was there ever a quainter figure than a Clown ?"

    M/S's of man dressed as clown he cracks a number of jokes whilst at the same time spinning a hat on a stick with one hand.

    Intertitle reads: "Things are always "looking up" to "Sloan" the long legged lad.

    L/S's of man on very high stilts (he appears almost as tall as a nearby building !). He is wearing a top-hat and sings a rhythm to the people below.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1024.04
    Media URN:
    36834
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:54:00 / 01:21:02:00
    Canister:
    PT 042

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