Inman, Marge Collection

Inman, Marge Collection
Credit: Marge Inman Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Marge Inman and Roger "Rolley" Inman perform a magic trick with camera editing, circa 1940.
      film (1100 ft.) : si, col. ; 16mm
      1940 – 1943
      Giza, Egypt
      Devil's Island, French Guiana
      The collection consists of one reel of silent, color, 16mm film, shot by Roger E. "Rolley" Inman. The film features Rolley, his wife Marge, and other members of the Inman Brothers Flying Circus. The film was shot in the United States, West Africa, and Egypt, while Rolley was serving with the Air Transport Command. There are also several scenes of camera tricks, including making people and objects "disappear". The film is heavily water damaged.
      Roger E. "Rolley" Inman was born in 1902 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He and his two brothers, Donald and Arthur, performed as the Inman Brothers Flying Circus during the 1930s. Rolley's wife, Dorothy Margaret "Margie" Lynn Inman (1912-1987) was also part of the act, performing as a wing-walker. Fellow wing-walker Leona Pemberton was married to Arthur. Donald was killed in a plane crash in 1935. 

      Rolley also worked as a flight instructor for the Spartan School of Aeronautics, as well as a pilot for the United States Air Transport Command during World War II. He was killed when his plane crashed on Fort Mountain in Baxter State Park, Maine. His wife Margie passed away in Florida, in 1987.
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