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Description: Spectacles and amusements including turtle racing, the Powell amphibious boat traveling on land and water, and a high-wire walker crossing city skyscrapers.
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Clip #: MF-32C
Length: 9:45
Year: 1938
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Eugene Castle
Subject: Animals
Original: 16mm
1930s, turtle racing on tabletop “racetrack,” man getting bullfrogs to jump up steps by dangling bait on fishing rod, porcupine being hand fed, man using gloved hands to pick up porcupine by tail, man removing quills from his glove, Tibet, woman feeding baby panda, woman holding baby panda over her shoulder, man riding hippo in water, demonstration of solar powered fireless cooker, teachers assisting young girls in doing somersaults, class of young girls doing arm movements together and dancing, Glendale, California, Powell mobile boat driving on street and in water, amphibious boat, Taylor J-2 Cub airplane taking off from car roof, flying automobile with propeller, Waterman Arrowbile driving on street and into hanger, X262Y, man assembling Waterman Arrowbile, Arrowbile taking off and in flight, Arrowbile landing, annual religious rite, Japanese Firewalking religious festival, man tightrope walking between skyscrapers, people looking up at tightrope walker, woman sitting on man’s shoulder as he walks across tightrope, high-wire, man with wheeled device attached to his head going down slide on his head and somersaulting off end and action happening in reverse

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