• Short Summary

    The "Flying Carrolls" are unique among circus acts-not only because they come from the United States, and are the only American flying act, but because they are women.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN Women and man training on trapeze (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    CU Girl being interviewed
    1.01

    3.
    LV PAN Girls continue practice on trapeze
    1.07

    4.
    LV PAN Girls continue practice on trapeze
    1.12

    5.
    SV Girl does double somersault off trapeze
    1.31



    Initials BJB/2420 BJB/1245


    EDITORS NOTE: This film is serviced with a sound commentary by KYTV reporter Gary Rebstock, together with an interview with Gaynor Carroll, which is for use. A cued transcript appears overleaf.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The "Flying Carrolls" are unique among circus acts-not only because they come from the United States, and are the only American flying act, but because they are women. They're the only all-female flying act in the world.

    They are also sisters-Eleanor, Donna and Gaynor Carroll-and the only concession they make to superior masculine strength is the presence of a male "catcher" in their routine.

    Gaynor's husband is their coach and he has the girls on a weight-lifting programme to build up the strength necessary to perform on the flying trapeze.

    They are currently doing their first season with big-time circus, and professionals in the business predict they are heading for super-stardom. This prophesy is based largely on the abilities of Gaynor-who is the only woman in the world to do a double somersault during he routine. She says that before the season ends in October she's going to make it a triple.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1F4Z95QY0QYK6Z63GTBM583MA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1F4Z95QY0QYK6Z63GTBM583MA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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