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    Titles read: "NOW Pathe Pictorial has pleasure in presenting - SIRDANI THE INDESTRUCTIBLE!"

    Pathe Studio, London.

    Various shots of 'indestructible' man Sirdani doing some horrible things to his body. He is dressed in a kind of pseudo-Egyptian outfit consisting of a head-dress and robe.

    First he pulls a large needle through the skin in his neck (yeuch!) and then stomps about in bare feet on some broken glass. He then climbs onto a stool and jumps onto the glass (youch!) and presses his feet down hard - natural sound of the glass crunching. He sits on the stool and shows us the soles of his feet - no blood!

    Then Sirdani tells us he likes music with his meals and bites into a record. He follows this with a chomp on a glass and washes it down with a swig of water.

    (Cataloguer feels quite faint and goes for a lie down.)

    Note: I think Sirdani was usually referred to as a conjurer.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:22:00 / 01:22:05:00
    PSP 862
    Sort Number:
    PSP 862
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    Magicians of the past Turns 1934 Early 30s Variety Turns Magic, Magicians and Allied Arts
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