Elimar, the 'juggling genius'

Title:
Elimar, the 'juggling genius'
NFSA ID:
1021048
Year:
1950
Category:
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Juggler and tightrope walker Elimar Clemens Buschmann performs his famous tennis-racket trick, hat tricks and juggling routines with clubs, balls and rings.

Buschmann was a genius juggler as well as a tightrope walker. He was born in Germany and arrived in Australia c.1939, escaping the Nazi regime, where he was interned as an enemy alien.

He spent some of the late 1940s in the US and even toured with the Harlem Globetrotters as the half-time entertainment.

In the early 1950s he married an Australian woman, Tivoli ballet performer Dawn Butler, who also assisted him with his juggling acts.

This film was shot in a Melbourne park, c.1950 by Frank 'Tex' Glanville. Glanville was a renowned Australian vaudeville performer who specialised in rope spinning and juggling between approximately 1928 and 1965.

He made a range of home movies on 8mm film featuring his vaudeville friends. These are preserved as part of the home movie collection at the NFSA.

Filmmaker:
Frank 'Tex' Glanville