eJuggle: Opinion/Theory/History

Videos From the Vault # 3 – The Three Swifts

I have one of the largest, if not the largest, juggling video collections in the world. Therefore, I’ve established a series that I call Videos From The Vault to share videos that haven’t been online before, paired with other videos of the same acts. This installment features the Three Swifts. The Three Swifts were one of the top American club …

The Laziest Juggler – Tom Hearn

As I’ve stated in the past, many of my research projects, which in turn become articles for eJuggle, are initiated purely out of curiosity.  I see something that is interesting about a long ago juggler that I’ve never heard of, and I want to learn more.  This was the case with I saw the following postcard available on an online …

King Repp

The comedy juggler King Repp was born Alfred Wolf in Berlin, Germany in 1898. He grew up fairly poor, with his father working as the head waiter in a restaurant that had a variety stage. Young Alfred was exposed to performing artists through his father’s work and also due to the fact that his uncle was well-known billiard juggler Asra …

Dream Tricks Challenge # 4 – More Old School Juggling Tricks

The two first Dream Tricks Challenge articles challenged jugglers to attempt tricks that had never been done, at least on video. The results were quite amazing. The third DTC article provided readers with 12 old school or Gentleman juggler tricks or routines to attempt. This edition of DTC includes 12 more tricks that come from the era of Gentleman jugglers …

The Growing Candlestick Trick

The Growing Candle Stick is an amazing juggling trick / routine that hasn’t been performed for quite a while, to the best of my knowledge. It was invented by Ferry Mader, who was born Ferry Xaver on May 29th, 1884 in Augsburg, Germany, where he lived his entire life. Against his parents’ wishes, he left home at the age of …

Jugglers In Love

Over the past few months, my monthly eJuggle article has been connected to a holiday, and this month continues the trend.  For many people, February brings thoughts of Valentine’s Day, a day when much of the world recognizes the joys of love and when we celebrate those that we love romantically. With this in mind, I thought it would be …

Videos From The Vault # 2 – Lottie Brunn

I have one of the largest, if not the largest, juggling video collections in the world. Therefore, I’ve decided to start to share videos that were previously not online, along with other videos of the same jugglers, in a series that I call Videos From The Vault. The juggler for this installment is Lottie Brunn. Lottie (1925 – 2008) is …

Dream Tricks Challenge # 3 – The Results

Last year, I challenged the juggling community with twelve old school / gentleman juggler tricks of which I was unaware that anyone had accomplished on video. A number of intrepid jugglers did succeed in meeting the challenge of these very difficult tricks. Below are the tricks I listed and the amazing videos that resulted. 1. Kara Plate Trick – The …

The Juggling Tricks Of Gintaro Mizuhara

Gintaro Mizuhara (1875-1952) was a Japanese juggler who lived in the UK most of his life. He had a long and successful career performing all over the world. Since a wonderful account of Gintaro’s life written by Peter Bruning has already appeared in the Summer 2008 Juggle Magazine, I don’t wish to repeat what he has written. Instead, I want …