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Man on Wire – 2008

Philippe Petit - French man on wire.Philippe Petit, in one of the most famous stunts of all time, spent forty-five minutes walking between the towers in 1974.

Man on Wire (2008)

Man on Wire ~ "A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "='the artistic crime of the century.'"

In 1974 French high-wire artist Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center. Petit walked between the two towers eight times.

This is Barbette. Acrobat, Drag Queen, contemporary of Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, Josephine Baker, Picasso, and at one time the toast of Paris in the 1920s. Born in 1899 in Texas. After touring with Vaudeville shows around the nation, he moved to Paris and quickly became immensely popular, noted for taking his wig off at the act, thereby breaking the illusion.

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