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"Hi-Jinks on Rollers" Performing Skate Duo Archive

"Hi-Jinks on Rollers" Performing Skate Duo Archive


Ledford, Mary and Jerry. " Akron, OH: c.1952. 14 b&w photographs and promotional materials, most approx. 25.5x21 cm. Some age toning. All very good.

"The Act Beautiful"

A small archive of materials related to the Hi-Jinks on Rollers skate duo, out of Akron, Ohio. Includes adverts, letterhead, business cards, instructions for performance music and promotional photographs. Unfortunately, the black and white nature of these materials don't do justice to the fact that these two performed under blacklight, decked in highly radioactive radium paint, which was discontinued in the 1960s because that shit will kill you.

No word on what became of the pair, although "Mary and Jerry" appear to have been predated by both "Lyn and Jerry" and "Irene and Jerry" so one might infer. (355)

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