Bobby May Videos from the Bobby Jule Collection

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Bobby Jule (real name Joe Pegnato) was there at the beginning of the IJA. He was a charter member of the organization and was the 2015 recipient of the IJA 2015 Historical Achievement Award. Bobby took home movies of jugglers from the 1940s to the 1970s. He has agreed to allow the IJA to release these videos through eJuggle. The first of these are two videos that Bobby Jule filmed of the great Bobby May. One is on stage and the other is on roller skates. If you’d like to see even more rare video of Bobby May, be sure to attend the Juggling History Show at the 2017 IJA Festival. We’ll be showing Bobby May’s last known television appearance, some footage of him practicing, as well as videos of Trixie, Adanos, and others that have never been seen my the juggling community. Until then, enjoy the following video, courtesy of Bobby Jule.


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David Cain is a professional juggler, juggling historian, and the owner of the world's only juggling museum, the Museum of Juggling History. He is a Guinness world record holder and 16 time IJA gold medalist. In addition to his juggling pursuits, David is a successful composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer as well as the author of twenty-six books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).