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"6 Day Bike Rider" collision
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated August 8, 1934 reads, "Photo shows the start of the bicycle race during the filming of a motion picture at the Winter Garden last night just before the spectacular crash between the 25 bicycles and the motorcycle, which critically injured Dave Landry, champion motorcycle racer, and hurt eight of the bicycle racers. The crash occurred when the motorcycle, on which a camera was mounted, came around the track in one direction photographing the cycle racers speeding in the other direction. The front wheel of Lou Rush's bicycle collapsed and the racers piled up with the motorcycle. Figure 1 shows Landry. Others hurt were Figure 2, Elmer Dyer; 3, Niel Davidson; 4, Lou Rush; 5, Eddie Testa, and 6, Pete Hagopian. All the injured are expected to recover." Note: Comedic actor Joe E. Brown can be seen at center (wearing dark jersey) next to figure 4 (Lou Rush).
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 39
Brown, Joe E.--(Joe Evan),--1892-1973
Motion picture industry--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Motorcycling accidents--California--Los Angeles
Cycling accidents--California--Los Angeles
Motion pictures--United States
Bicycle racing--California--Los Angeles
Motorcycles--California--Los Angeles
Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Bicycles--California--Los Angeles
Cyclists--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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