• Short Summary

    An underwater circus takes place on the bottom of the Florida Everglades.

  • Description

    Titles read: "UNDERWATER SHOW!"

    Florida, United States of America.

    Various shots of the Florida Everglades. We then see various shots of scenery and props being prepared for an underwater circus show and weighted down into position on the bed of the Everglades by divers. Various shots of a camera being set up in a glass and steel box. Female performers in the show put weights around their ankles.

    We see the cameraman at work inside the special container below the surface enabling him to shoot underwater shots through the glass screen. Several shots of the underwater circus, swimmers go in through a kind of marquee to watch the show. A strong man holds two girls on his arms; a hula girl waggles her hips. The two girls make their way along a tightrope, while the strong man turns a somersault over them. Then the girls sit each end of a pole, carried by the strong man. A couple buy hot dogs from an underwater stall.

    How can they hold their breath for so long?!!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:32:00 / 01:40:05:00
    PT 530

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