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Fearless Egbert and His Lion – The Collins Famous Death Riders Newsreel Film

Many of you may have seen photos of a lion riding on a car in a Wall of Death silodrome before, but this is the first film of one  that we have seen and it is of quite good quality. Interesting action can be seen in this short Pathe newsreel filmed during 1934, showing a trained lion being taken for a ride on a Wall of Death car.

The film shows Fearless Egbert of the Collins Famous Death Riders, one of the acts of this type that traveled the fair and carnival circuit of the time. The best information on the web about the subject that we’ve come across including many more photos can be found at The Selvedge Yard.


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