American Circus Juggling Photography Variety Arts

Happy Birthday – Francis Brunn – November 15

Francis Brunn – Studio Shots 

I photographed Francis in the studio and rehearsing on many occasions over a 10 year period and will eventually put together an album of my images. These are a few of them.

This was taken at the Showcase Studios where Francis rehearsed when in NY. 

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When the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus brought him to America in 1948, he became the first juggler ever to work the center ring as a solo headliner.

New York Times – Obit

Other Resources on Francis Brunn.

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Clown Dance Mime Photography Variety Arts

George Carl – Physical Comedian


When I was living in Tribeca during the 1970’s I had a nice sized loft that doubled as my studio.

Once in a while I had a guest over and I requested that we do a ‘studio session’ with them.

One of my most memorable times was with George Carl. He came to visit with Francis Brunn.

George didn’t have his own show hat with him so we borrowed Natalie Enterline’s hat for the shot.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with George Carl’s physical antics you should check out his videos.

There are many on You Tube.

The one I especially like was taken in his back yard in the 1950’s at the early part of his career.

His was a genius!