Original Press Photo of Famous Wing Walker Gladys Roy - circa 1925


Regular price $45.00

Press release titled:  "Nationally Known Aviatrix Strews Roses Over Clover Field".  Original vintage 6.5 x 8.5" b&w press photo showing Gladys Roy astride her JN-4D stunt plane fuselage just behind the rear cockpit.  She had a striking career from 1920 to 1927 as a parachute jumper, wing walker and movie actress.  Gladys' stunts included playing tennis on the upper wing, walking blindfold and dancing the Charleston.  Her parachute jumps included a claimed low-level record and one from 17,000 feet.   Unfortunately she perished by accidentally walking into a spinning propeller in 1927 (ugh!).  Photo condition is excellent.