Daredevil aerialist Betty Fox performs from the roof of the Fort Shelby Hotel (circa 1945, Detroit, Michigan)

Daredevil aerialist Betty Fox performs from the roof of the Fort Shelby Hotel, high above Fort Street, circa 1945, in downtown Detroit, Michigan.

Betty and Benny Fox called their act “Sky Dancers, World’s Greatest Aerial Sensation.”

The Foxes took their daredevil act to cities around the country, and the most exciting part occurred when they danced on an 18-inch-wide disc, culminating in the “death whirl,” in which Betty would wrap her legs around Benny’s waist and he’d rotate like a whirling dervish.

Daredevil aerialist Betty Fox
Daredevil aerialist Betty Fox
Daredevil aerialist Betty Fox

 

 

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