Sunday, July 08, 2018



Chic Silber said...

I have no idea of what

ever Washington had to do

with this style trapeze

Chic Silber said...

The short fixed attachment

is the giveaway component

Chic Silber said...

Elly Ardelty is best remembered

as an excellent balance single

trapeze artist known as Trapeze

Washinton & by her show bows

Roger Smith said...

One very succinct definition claims Kaye Washington invented this style of trapeze in the 1800s.

Burt Lancaster's Mike Ribble character was arguing for his "two-act" purity, in the film TRAPEZE, reminding Mr. Bouglione (Thomas Gomez) that "Leotard invented the trapeze on this circus a hundred years ago." This would be about right, since Leotard was there in the mid-1850s, and the movie was released in 1956. But I haven't found exactly when Kaye developed her name-sake trapeze.