Evelyn Albrecht and her young acrobats

Title:
Evelyn Albrecht and her young acrobats
NFSA ID:
1021030
Year:
1946
Category:
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Acrobat, dancer and performer Evelyn Albrecht poses for the camera. The troupe of young female acrobats then perform routines in a Melbourne park.

This film was shot by Frank 'Tex' Glanville, who uses in-camera slow and fast speed changes in this film to highlight the skilful twists and turns undertaken by these expert acrobats.

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