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title:

Hobie Billingsley on trampoline

image number:

P0025210

description:

An April 12, 1972 Daily Herald-Telephone (Bloomington, Indiana) article contains a photograph of Hobie in costume and reads, in part: "Comeback Of A Clown: "...former king of the diving entertainment business, returned to fun 'n games side of the sport...in livening the special Royer Pool program that spotlighted divers from IU and Russia. Hobie performed on a trampoline and in the water...Doc Counsilman said the Billingsley contribution to the program was 'a rare treat - Hobie hasn't done that act for about 11 years, and when he was doing it, he was the best."

NOTE: A copy of the program for this event, and the article noted above, can be found in the negative envelope.

NOTE: While the program notes that IU gymnast and diver Doug Ward was to give a trampoline exhibition, the person seen here is Hobie Billingsley.

date taken:

1972 April 11

film code:

Kodak Safety Film - Kodak Tri X Pan Film

photographer studio:

Repp, David

donor image number:

3718.44

accession number:

2011/039

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Billingsley, Hobie

building name:

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER)

event name:

Diving Champions and Coaches of the U.S.S.R.

topic:

Swimming

topic:

Diving

topic:

Coaches (Athletics)

topic:

Trampolines

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

other place name:

Royer Pool, Robert

series:

Individuals