STRANGE FEATS AND CLEVER TURNS by Charlie Holland The articles are compiled from magazines of the era (Strand and Pearson's,1894-1904), the heyday of variety before film, radio and TV. One chapter is entirely on jugglers with others on acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, balancers, hand shadows, paper folding wizards, a lightning modeller, sword swallowers, human arrows and other peculiar acts. 330 photographs and illustrations.192 pp. 6.5 x 9.5. Paper.

 

Articles included (title, author, magazine, pages and date):

The Balance Wonderful H.J. Holmes Harmsworth Magazine 1900 - vol iv p211-216, Feb-Jul 1900

Tall Shooting Stephen Vincent Harmsworth Magazine 1901? - vol vi, p 149 -151, Feb-Jul 1901?

Amazing Tub Athletes Frank Holmfield Harmsworth Magazine 1901? - vol vi, p 403-410, Feb-Jul 1901?

The King of Contortionists Levin Carnac Pearson's Magazine 1897 - vol. i, p574-578, Jan-Jun 1897

Singular Cycle Tricks Merriden Howard Pearson's Magazine 1897 - vol. i, p421-426, Jan-Jun 1897

Hoop-Rolling Extraordinary H.J. Holmes Pearson's Magazine 1901 - vol xi p551-555, Jan-Jun 1901

A Tramp Juggler: a New & Clever Turn at the Palace Theatre (W.C. Fields) The Black & White Budget 1901 - 16/03/1901

The Great Wizard of the West T. Hanson Lewis The English Illustrated Magazine 1894, vol xii, p74-83, Oct 1894-Mar 1895

Acrobats and how they are trained Ernest W. Low The Strand 1895 - vol x p728-735, Jul-Dec 1895

Some Peculiar Entertainments -Part 1 Framley Steelcroft The Strand 1896 - vol xi p328-335 Jan-Jun 1896

Some Peculiar Entertainments - Part 2 Framley Steelcroft The Strand 1896 - vol xi p466-475 Jan-Jun 1896

Paper Folding I.S. Lewis The Strand 1896 - Vol. xii , p703-711, Jul-Dec 1896

The Dog Orchestra John West The Strand 1897 - vol xiv p728-731, Jul-Dec 1897

Hand Shadows Bernard Miller The Strand 1897 - vol xiv, p625-632 Jul-Dec 1897

A Human Alphabet William FitzGerald The Strand 1897 - vol xiv, p659-664, Jul-Dec 1897

Side Shows 1 William Fitzgerald The Strand 1897 - Vol. xiii p320-328, Jan-Jun 1897

The Greatest Juggler in the World (Cinquevalli) William Fitzgerald The Strand 1897 - Vol. xiii p92-100, Jan 1897

The Champion Jumper of the World Oswald North The Strand 1897 - vol. xiv p507-515, Jul-Dec 1897

Side Shows 5 William Fitzgerald The Strand 1897 - Vol. xiv p90-97 Jul -Dec 1897

Foolhardy Feats 1, Niagara Fools George Dollar The Strand 1897 - vol. xiv, p332-336Jul-Dec 1897

The Most Extraordinary Dinner on Earth Albert H. Broadwell The Strand 1900 - vol xix p529-535, Jan-Jun 1900

A Curious Electrical Display Harold J. Shepstone The Strand 1900 - vol xix p81-84, Jan-Jun 1900

Bears at School Albert H. Broadwell The Strand 1900 - vol xix p112-115 Jan-Jun 1900

Diving Horses Albert H. Broadwell The Strand 1900 - vol xix p696-700 Jan-Jun 1900

A Lightning Modeller Frank Holmfield The Strand 1901 - vol xxii p179-182July-Dec 1901

The Jones-Hilliard Bicycle Sensation Tertius Carr The Strand 1901 - vol xxii, p432-437, July-Dec 1901

Up a Pole Frank Holmfield The Windsor Magazine 1902 - vol xvi p342-346 Jun-Nov 1902

A Heavy-Weight Juggler (Paul Conchas) Edouard Charles The Windsor Magazine 1903 - vol xix p746-750 Dec 1903- May 1904