Wallenda - A Biography of Karl Wallenda- Signed

By: Ron Morris

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The Great Wallendas were noted throughout Europe for their four-man pyramid and cycling on the high wire. The act moved to the United States in 1928, performing as freelancers. In 1947 they developed the unequaled three-tier 7-Man Pyramid. Karl Wallenda had the idea since 1938, but it took until 1946, when he and his brother Hermann developed it and had the right acrobats for it. The Great Wallendas, a 1978 made-for-TV movie starring Karl Wallenda, depicts the act's comeback after a fatal accident involving several family members during a performance. Signed by Karl & Riella Wallenda. In 1970, a 65-year-old Wallenda performed a high-wire walk across the Tallulah Gorge, a gorge formed by the Tallulah River in Georgia. An estimated 30,000 people watched Wallenda perform two headstands as he crossed the quarter-mile-wide gap. Despite being involved in several tragedies in his family's acts, Wallenda continued with his stunts. In 1978, at age 73, Wallenda attempted a walk between the two towers of the ten-story Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on a wire stretched 121 ft above the pavement. As a result of high winds and an improperly secured wire, he lost his balance and fell during the attempt. A film crew from WAPA-TV in San Juan taped the fall with narration by anchorman Guillermo José Torres. Signed by Karl and Riella Wallanda

Title: Wallenda - A Biography of Karl Wallenda- Signed

Author Name: Ron Morris

Illustrator: Hugh Lofting

Categories: Signed, Biography,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Sagarin Press: 1976

ISBN Number: 091529804X

ISBN Number 13: 9780915298044

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed By Karl & Riella Wallenda

Size: 8vo - over 7¾

Seller ID: mnx50

Keywords: Circus