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1) [Roger Inman Film]
[The film is water damaged and some images are obscured.] A series of “magic tricks” accomplished with film editing: A trick with a bottle. A woman appears, standing on a table. The man...   more
Inman, Marge Collection
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Credit: Marge Inman Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Marge Inman and Roger "Rolley" Inman perform a magic trick with camera editing, circa 1940.
Primary Format and Extent
film (1100 ft.) : si, col. ; 16mm
Collection Date Range
1940 – 1943
The collection consists of one reel of silent, color, 16mm film, shot by Roger E. "Rolley" Inman. The film features Rolley, his wife Marge, and other members of the Inman Brothers Flying Circus. The film was shot in the United States, West Africa, and Egypt, while Rolley was serving with the Air Transport Command. There are also several scenes of camera tricks, including making people and objects "disappear". The film is heavily water damaged.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Roger E. "Rolley" Inman was born in 1902 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He and his two brothers, Donald and Arthur, performed as the Inman Brothers Flying Circus during the 1930s. Rolley's wife, Dorothy Margaret "Margie" Lynn Inman (1912-1987) was also part of the act, performing as a wing-walker. Fellow wing-walker Leona Pemberton was married to Arthur. Donald was killed in a plane crash in 1935. 

Rolley also worked as a flight instructor for the Spartan School of Aeronautics, as well as a pilot for the United States Air Transport Command during World War II. He was killed when his plane crashed on Fort Mountain in Baxter State Park, Maine. His wife Margie passed away in Florida, in 1987.
Northeast Historic Film
Access is restricted; consult repository for detail.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
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