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Stun t man Ron nie Rande ll in action scenes fr om the Un iv ersal " Shenandoah ",

3 ."' Pi c ture~ h f' r e :, how th elll pl ay in g a crazy ga n.H~ of cow boys and in d ian s . S tuntm en oflt' n ha ve favo ri te ~ tllnt s tht"

Jess Ro binson

Hil II' uf ten ha ve yo u see n a tramp olin e in a Ill uv ie or on t e l ev i s i o n '~ 0[[ han d we ca n reca ll tranlJ)(j li nes in th e mo vies "Mo ve Over Darl inl!," " _\I ad , _\'lad , _\'lad World" and " Fr" m Hu "s ia With Love" ; on telev i"iun on "C re atl'st Show on Earth' 'and "Tilt' Cd <; ulli "a n S how '" and in co mm er.. ia l" advel~li " inl! ,dlir ts ~ nd Iwa nut hutte r. Cll ll ~ id (' ril1 g: huw Illan y trampolin es ar c used

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few arc actually seen, Ont' uf t 1.1l' must int e restin g ph ases of th e tramp"line bu"in c,,,' he re in th e film ca pi (01 of th (· wo rld i:- workin g with studi os and ~ itlnt Ill e ll . Th ey are co ntinu all y u :- in ~ ' I,.. .. ia l d f,'c t, tha t re quire use o f tra m1'"lill('" a nd I!y nl t ramps, Th ey r efer to gy m Iramp" as " !t-ap,>r'" ""ca use th ey use Ih elll tn It'lI p onlo h or:-;.(':-,. u ve r wa ll s . through win · 110\\':-: . de. I t i::: CO llllll Un tu conce al th em in

d r ll lll-- for d a nl' l'r~ 10 jump ont o in Jllusica i

" Ilt'l'tu c ul ar", T hl'Y a lso li se th em in uni qu e ",a)" s uch a" in ''[Iuhber'' where th ey built a "mall narrow trampolin e int o t hc baskt'llJ:l II flnol ' " players co uld jump up "'Tr t he bask et. Fr ank S ina tra and hi s " C la n" had a tram poiin( '

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lik e to do with thi s equipnH'nt. A lan Pin so l~, for exa mpl e, i" a n e xcl' ll "nt s word fi,,: ht c r a nd l!" lwrall y uses a gym tramp to leap ovp r o b ~ t a c l (,5 d urjn g :-wo rd I ights. Lom e J an es, al so a top man in th e b usiIl l' ~~ , lbe:::: u ur j\u ~ trHl!an lrampo Jin e t o alla in ~ r ea t h l' i ~ ht ~ and to j um p long: d ista n,..-,;, II wa, Lom e wh o di d th e exce llcpt tr ampo lin ~ work a t poul s id t' in " ],love Ove r Ihrlin l!" a nd later in th e pi ct ure did a fan l a~ tj c ~ lIllll'r S alllt ove r Ollri :3 Da y':, head landinl! in a sma ll "ha ll ow po ol of water , Hf' did a " illl ili ar j ump from the Au s" ie int o th e anll~ of a :-:tatlll' jn ·· \I ad. l\fad. _\Iad World ," Ronni e l{ ond l' lI wai' ('h e fir s t "tunt Illan to he blown lip It I' an explo, ion,,{'ia t,he gy \ll Ira lllp, Thi" unlw li eva hl e pi ctul'e here show s Ron ni e as yo u will see him on th e scree n in S hena ndoa h, a LJnil'l' r"a l Internati on al pi cturt-', In thi s IlIov il ' Bonnie nin s dow n a hill wi th a rlll ,; filII I) f allllllun iti on an:d di s, appt'a"!'s hl'liind a eannu n, A t th 'is jloin t h e turn " a It a rany lof "o rt s ' o ff th e g Y"1 tramp

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s i,'"" arc "e t o ff. It app,'a'rs th at he h as hee n blo\\'n up, j\ v(, ry illlpre"s ivc stunt 10 "ay t he leas t. In wn rkill t! wil h sllIdi o!3 Olle ca n not help but 1Jl' awt:d by the troubl e and eo:; t r e , '1l1il"<'<1 tn gt,' t a d es ircd s hot. In " \Yhat A Way T o C o" Itobe rt j\ l it chulII wa~ , upp osed tn ' ha ve IWl' n kic ked throu gh a wal l of a It a rn It y a hull , !\ dUlIIlII Y wa s II St 'd in the ori !!in a l "hot llllt it wa s d ec id ed it wo uld lu,,'k Iwlt tT to ,.l' nd a lII a n th ro ul! h ,th e wa ll. So tIlt'\' bui lt a barn of balsa wlIo d an d

film

ca ll ed Lorn e .J anes, Lom e used th e Au ss ie Iru lll jJcdinl' and a ~ kl'd me al ong a ~ co nsult ·

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will "cc 11 dllllllll Y be ing pull ed throug h th e wa ll. \X ' hi .. h a ll l'"l'S to proye that wh en it colllt" to acti on ill ~ p ec i al e ff ec ts th e tralll 1",J in e is ve ry eff ective, UNUSUA L STUNT OR WILD RO UTI NE 2"/1 ba ck sOlll ersa ult ( tripl e ba ck t o s tOIll ach I fir" t perform ed in 1962 by Del vin Du _\ lc y in l3urbank on a 6 x 12 ' nyl on we b be d, S tr','l' Lnllt'r performs thi s stunt a nd claim s he ,. po ts forwa rd on th e doub le ba ck a nd th en j lI ~ t does a :~ back, Delvin and Da nny :\ Iilltll a n have bot h sw unl! out of th i" tri ck with a Ir iple cody, OF THE ~ IO ' TH I feet to fee t ) per , fo n1ll 'd by Frank Sc hmit z at Ih e Tucson Cli n ic las t Dece mber, RE CO RD

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Profile for USA Gymnastics

Modern Gymnast - November 1964  

Modern Gymnast - November 1964