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Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers

Don’t Look Down

A 980 foot long glass bottom suspension bridge with a lush green canyon 590 feet below. If you want to walk across its just a short trip to Hunan, China.
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Sep 29, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Landmarks, Sightseeing

Cheerios Kid and Cheerios Sue

From the days when a commercial could hold an entire narrative arc in thirty or sixty seconds. Apparently the Kid and Sue were thrill-seekers who could not resist dangerous environments.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 14, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Food, Advertising, 1960's

Bicycle Clown

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 15, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, PSA's, Children, 1950's

El Santo vs. la Invasion de los Marcianos

I regret that I cannot find English-language versions for you. But the visuals are everything.

Complete film below. Wikipedia page for Santo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 25, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Aliens, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Movies, Wrestling, Foreign Customs, Science Fiction, 1960's

Ken Carter, The Mad Canadian

The Mad Canadian by Robert Fortier, National Film Board of Canada

Life ended as you might have expected for Ken Carter.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 08, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, 1980's, Cars

Bambi the Fire Goddess


The only other internet reference I can find about "Bambi the Fire Goddess" seems to date her act as far back as 1965. (This foto is from 1970.) It appears then that she had the problem of scorched vajayjay under control.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 19, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Performance Art, 1970's, Dance

Orange Is the Old Black

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To investigate the conditions in the New York State prison system for women circa 1916, socialist reformer Madeleine Zabriskie Doty arranges to have herself incarcerated, masquerading as a real criminal, under the name "Maggie Martin."

Read her experiences here, in SOCIETY'S MISFITS.
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