Photograph from Harley Newman’s Website
I attended the ‘7th Annual ‘World Sword Swallower Day‘ at Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Times Square on Satuday.
There I met up with Harley Newman and did an interview about his work, career and ideas on sideshow performing.
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‘Extreme Stunt Master’ – That is what Harley Newman has been called. After 40 years performing stunts and sideshow acts all over the world he talks about his work, beginnings and what it takes to do what it is that he does.
The Two Part interview is an in depth look at an individual who performs world class stunts and discusses them and their impact on the culture we live in.
Part 2 is about the difference he sees between himself and others who would like to do what he does. Describing the heritage of his sword and then swallowing it for the camera.
Intelligent and funny as well.
Video Interview by Jim Moore
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Anyone interested in learning the ‘forgotten’ skills of the side show performer can take classes with Harley.
Check his website for more information.