Don't Know Beach About History: Short Histories of Long Beach

Flagpole Sitter!: The Daredevil Clown Who Tried to Put Long Beach in the Record Books

June 18, 2020 Long Beach Public Library Season 1 Episode 3
Don't Know Beach About History: Short Histories of Long Beach
Flagpole Sitter!: The Daredevil Clown Who Tried to Put Long Beach in the Record Books
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Don't Know Beach About History: Short Histories of Long Beach
Flagpole Sitter!: The Daredevil Clown Who Tried to Put Long Beach in the Record Books
Jun 18, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Long Beach Public Library

In the summer of 1948, a tightrope-walking clown named Ozzie Osborne climbed up the center pole of the Sky Ride attraction at the Pike in Long Beach, California.  Sitting 200 feet in the air, Ozzie faced all manner of danger—from night bats to severely swollen legs to a serious challenge from his archrival in San Francisco—as he attempted to break the recognized flagpole-sitting world record of 49 days.  Join us as we tell Ozzie’s remarkable story of determination, bravery, and sitting on a flagpole for a really long time.

Show Notes

In the summer of 1948, a tightrope-walking clown named Ozzie Osborne climbed up the center pole of the Sky Ride attraction at the Pike in Long Beach, California.  Sitting 200 feet in the air, Ozzie faced all manner of danger—from night bats to severely swollen legs to a serious challenge from his archrival in San Francisco—as he attempted to break the recognized flagpole-sitting world record of 49 days.  Join us as we tell Ozzie’s remarkable story of determination, bravery, and sitting on a flagpole for a really long time.