• Short Summary

    Aerial gymnast Leone performs in Battersea Festival Gardens.

  • Description

    Battersea Festival Gardens, London.

    M/S of a man applying talcum powder to his hands and body. He is wearing burgundy silk shirt tied at his chest. He has a hook in his mouth. C/U shot of man's feet with gymnast shoes on as he applies generous amount of talcum powder to them as well. He is Peter Brassnet (better known as Leone) and his profession is aerial gymnastics and he is performing at London June Dairy Festival at Battersea Festival Gardens. L/S of Leone climbing up a very high mast. Voiceover says he starts his act on a trapeze at height of 50 feet and goes further up during performance.

    M/S of several children and adults looking upwards. M/S of Leone standing on the trapeze getting ready to start his performance. C/U shot of a woman in the audience watching upwards. Low angle L/S of Leone on the trapeze. He is hanging upside down attached to the trapeze with his bent knees. Then he starts turning and swinging creating figures - nothing atypical, just the usual trapeze number. People enjoy his performance. Woman takes a photograph. Leone climbs on top of the mast which is over 90 feet high to continue his performance. M/S of people sitting on the grass looking upwards. Camera puns up to Leone on top of the mast.

    C/U shot of the child looking in the Leone's direction. Leone continues his performance. He is swinging heavily on top of the mast. It looks as if it could easily break. L/S of Leone doing hand stand on top of the swinging mast.

    After he has finished, Leone climbs down graciously. He is offered glass of milk by a lovely young girl. C/U of Leone drinking milk.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:27:00 / 01:43:33:00
    CP 135

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