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Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Sep 23, 2010 12:56PM)
Does anybody know whether there's footage of Johnny Eck in the famous sawn-in-half routine?
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Sep 24, 2010 03:22AM)
Don't think that there is footage, but there are still photos as I'm sure you have seen.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Sep 24, 2010 04:47AM)
I've seen photos, advertising copy, and reviews of the show. The act, however, doesn't seem to be on film. I've found only two movies for Johnny. "Freaks" we know. He also did an uncredited bit in a Tarzan movie, as a Gooney-Bird.
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Sep 24, 2010 04:56AM)
You might want to speak with Jeffery Pratt Gordon, he owns the bulk of Johnny's personal effects.
Message: Posted by: Kevin Gerrone (Sep 24, 2010 11:46AM)
There is also film of Johnny I believe on the roof of a building and it shows him doing his famous act of climbing up the ladder and doin a handstand. It is a great piece of film!
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Sep 24, 2010 12:33PM)
There are a couple of nice clips on Youtube, which include both of those.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Sep 24, 2010 03:10PM)
Any footage of him in his racecar? Hey, I realized I spelled racecar backwards.... darn! I did it again!