Jugglers On The Ed Sullivan Show – Part 2

(日本語はこちら) One of the best sources of juggling videos from the middle of the twentieth century is The Ed Sullivan Show. This iconic television show, which ran from 1948 until 1971, featured hundreds of variety acts, including many jugglers. The Ed Sullivan Show Youtube channel has uploaded many juggling acts in the past two years. These are a treasure trove …

Jugglers On The Ed Sullivan Show – Part 1

(日本語はこちら) One of the best sources of juggling videos from the middle of the twentieth century is The Ed Sullivan Show. This iconic television show, which ran from 1948 until 1971, featured hundreds of variety acts, including many jugglers. The Ed Sullivan Show Youtube channel has uploaded many juggling acts in the past two years. These are a treasure trove …

Gus Raglus

(日本語はこちら) If you’ve heard of the juggler Gus Raglus, I would be very, very surprised. I had barely come across his name in my forty years as a juggler and decade as a juggling historian. Gus Raglus was born Charles Hughes on November 10, 1883 at No. 9 Fox and Grapes Yard, Kirkgate, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, where his parents, John …

Three Talented But Little-Known East German Jugglers

(日本語はこちら) During the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, Germany was split between West Germany (allied with the United States) and East Germany (allied with the Soviet Union). Today we’ll look at three popular East German jugglers. I have found very little information about their lives and careers, but I’m hopeful that the publishing of this …

Jugglers and Juggling: A Historical Account From 1938

In July of 2021, eJuggle published an article featuring A Juggler and His Art, an article from 1910 that gave us a glimpse into what a juggling historian of the period knew and thought about the art form. You can click here to read it. The response to that article was quite strong, so I thought it would be prudent …

Forgotten Juggling Props – Put a Fork In It

Jugglers have been using knives in their acts for a very long time, and spoons have been used for balancing tricks and the Cups and Spoons Trick for quite a while, but you might be surprised to learn that the lowly fork also has a long history of being used as a juggling prop. Let’s take a look at some …

2021 Museum of Juggling History Video Tour – Part 3

As I stated in the earlier parts of this series, there are very few “juggling destinations” in the world. Some jugglers visit Enrico Rastelli’s tomb in Bergamo, Italy or Paul Cinquevalli’s tomb in London, UK. In recent years, my Museum of Juggling History has become such a spot that jugglers want to visit. Jugglers from Russia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden, …

2021 Museum of Juggling History Video Tour – Part 2

As I stated in Part 1 of this series, there are very few “juggling destinations” in the world. Some jugglers visit Enrico Rastelli’s tomb in Bergamo, Italy or Paul Cinquevalli’s tomb in London, UK. In recent years, my Museum of Juggling History has become such a spot that jugglers want to visit. Jugglers from Russia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden, Germany, …

2021 Museum of Juggling History Video Tour – Part 1

There are very few “juggling destinations” in the world. Some jugglers visit Enrico Rastelli’s tomb in Bergamo, Italy or Paul Cinquevalli’s tomb in London, UK. In recent years, my Museum of Juggling History has become such a spot that jugglers want to visit. Jugglers from Russia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Canada, Finland, and from across the USA …