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First Motorcycle Parachute Jump (1926)

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Full title reads: "Los Angeles. First Motorcycle Parachute Jump. Fred Osborne races over the brink of 200 foot cliff and lands safely!". LA, California, United States of America (USA). M/S of man helping Osborne into parachute harness. Osborne then climbs onto his motorcycle, shakes hands with his companion and drives off. L/S of Osborne driving past camera at great speed. M/S of Osborne riding off cliff edge. L/S of Osborne and bike descending at speed towards beach and sea. Osborne's parachute does not have time to open before impact with ground. Smoke and tattered bit of parachute silk float up from hole in ground, a man runs over to investigate. Top shot, looking over cliff top, of people rushing over to landing place. Motorbike appears to be in flames. C/U of Osborne talking to camera. N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. May be dupe of G 1351. Intertitles are missing in this version. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:2747.37