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  • Short Summary

    Pole swinger performs stunts balanced 75 feet above the traffic congested streets below.

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    "Yes, and it's just 75 feet high, and the man who perches himself on top declares it's safer than the traffic congested streets below." Man sits on top of a very tall pole. The pole is standing on top of a building with the words "Circus Busch" painted over an archway. Possibly a circus in Germany? The man sways from side to side. Low angle shot showing the man balancing on a little ledge on the pole. It looks very precarious.

    "It's too comfortable like this - let's try the other way up." The man does a headstand on top of the pole. He then kicks his legs around. He swings backwards and forwards on the pole. "If the pole should ever snap - !" L/S of the pole swinger. Building in the background has the word "Burohaus Borse" painted on the side.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 655.

    Safety print exists?

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:15:00 / 01:23:48:00
    EP 275

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