Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Julians Acrobats Troupe

Circa-1903 film footage of this obscure acrobatic performance group has been making the rounds on YouTube lately, thanks to the efforts of Palace of Variety.

The Edison catalog describes the short film like this:

These famous European acrobats are shown in their wonderful feats of balancing and high-class acrobatic work. This troupe commands the highest salary ever paid to a company of gymnasts, and the sensational work they perform gives proof that theirs is justly the most celebrated in the world. The photography is beautifully sharp and distinct, and the subject most entertaining.

What little we know about these amazing performers is assembled here for your perusal.

View: Julians Troupe Acrobats (film one)

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