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  • Short Summary

    A woman walks on a tightrope high above New York City. America.

  • Description

    Wild footage of woman tightrope walker in New York City.

    United States of America (USA).

    Opening title with woman's name is cut off on sides - looks like Miss Birdy__illman (Hillman; Tillman; etc.?) Birdy is dressed all in white - hat; sweater; full fur-trimmed skirt; tights; & carrying a white lightweight umbrella.

    Shots from various angles & distances of Birdy on the tightrope 60 m above the ground: walking; balancing on one leg; pretending (?) to lose her balance; wobbling back & forth & almost falling to her death; then dancing. Finally a wide shot as she crosses the tightrope bouncing and doing high kicks! Insane.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2522.40
    Media URN:
    77734
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:57:00 / 01:53:44:00
    Canister:
    ON 492 M

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