Charlie Holland's celebration of the astounding speciality acts of the Variety and Vaudeville stages.

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Discover the Marvellous Craggs, the Yiulians/Yulians/Julians Acrobats, the Hanlon Brothers, some jugglers, and other Strange Feats and Clever Turns!

This is a work in progress, but includes the raw information I have on various acts I am interested in finding out more about.

I have been inspired by two clips of film I have originally labelled The Julians Acrobats, but more accurately the Yiulians Family, apparently dated 1902/03, which I have put on YouTube


I hope that, one day, a film made in 1901 of the Marvellous Craggs may be discovered.

I am always interested in finding out more about these and similar acts

Charlie Holland
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