• Short Summary

    The diver Miss Aileen Riggin shows off her skills on the diving board.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "THE GRACEFUL ART OF DIVING - Meet Miss Aileen Riggin, America's most famous diver. W.J. HOWCROFT, the well-known swimming authority will introduce you."

    Ilford, Greater London.

    Howcroft is seen standing next to Riggin standing next to swimming pool, he introduces her. Riggin places a swimming hat on her head. L/S of Riggin on dive board she runs up dives off the board and performs the "running swallow". Several spectators on the side of the pool applaud. She then performs the "front jack knife" followed by the "back jack knife". Various other shots of Riggin diving.

    Intertitle reads: "Slow motion shows how graceful indeed is the art of diving."

    Several slow motion shots of Riggin jumping off the diving board and performing several somersaults and dives.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1016.09
    Media URN:
    36781
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:35:00 / 01:25:40:00
    Canister:
    PT 022

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