Photo, Print, Drawing Group of Circus Performers.
About this Item
- Group of Circus Performers.
- This December 1932 photograph shows the members of three world-famous trapeze acts posing in the safety net at La Scala in Berlin: The Flying Codonas of Mexico, The Flying Concellos of the United States, and Les Amadori of Italy. Shown from left to right are Genesio Amadori (Les Amadori), Art Concello (The Flying Concellos), Alfredo Codona (The Flying Codonas), Vera (Bruce) Codona (The Flying Codonas), Antoinette Concello (The Flying Concellos), Ginevra Amadori (Les Amadori), Everett White (The Flying Concellos), Lalo Codona (The Flying Codonas), and Goffreddo Amadori (Les Amadori). The photograph reflects the internationalization of the circus in the 20th century, as famous artists and troupes were hired by circuses in other countries looking to present never-before-seen acts to their audiences. The flying trapeze was developed in the mid-19th century by Jules Léotard (1842--70), a French acrobatic performer at the Cirque Napoléon in Paris. By the 1930s, two- and three-person troupes had devised increasingly dangerous and demanding trapeze acts, including the famous triple somersault.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1932-12-12.
- - Germany--Berlin--Berlin
- - Italy
- - Mexico
- - United States of America
- - 1932-12-12
- - Aerialists
- - Circus
- - Circus performers
- - Entertainers
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 photograph : black and white ; 5 x 6.5 inches.
- - Original resource at: Illinois State University's Special Collections, Milner Library.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Circus & Allied Arts Collection
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Group of Circus Performers. Italy Berlin Germany United States of America Mexico, 1932. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -12-12] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670507/.
APA citation style:
(1932) Group of Circus Performers. Italy Berlin Germany United States of America Mexico, 1932. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -12-12] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670507/.
MLA citation style:
Group of Circus Performers. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -12-12] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670507/>.