Vol. 39, No. 2
Table of Contents
Cover: The cover artist for the IJA's ruby
anniversary is Paul Roberts of Baltimore, Maryland.
Special Anniversary Issue
- Prologue and Postscript
By anniversary issue author Wes Kobylak.
- Juggling Family
Editorial by Bill Giduz.
IJA Reaches 40 Years
- Early Stirring Toward Organized Juggling
The impetus for the IJA came from Vaudevillians seeking inspiration and
- The Founding of the IJA
You are there in Pittsburgh as the dreams of the founders come together
- 1948 Convention Report: The IJA's First Get-Together
Fun in Jamestown as IJA members set the mood for decades of annual gatherings.
- The Lean Years
Tough times take the IJA to the brink, but a West Coast revolution
arrives just in time.
- Internationally Speaking
The early influence of key Europeans to the young IJA.
- Ethical Perspectives Old and New
Whether professional jugglers should share the secrets of their trade
with amateurs continues to be a hotly debated concern.
- New Perspectives on Competition
Another debate rages over the athletic form of competition.
- Our Magical Heritage
A tip of the hat to juggling magicians.
- A Primer on the History of American Juggling
What was Vaudeville, anyway?
- Neglected Arts - Hoop Rolling Troupes and Others
Hoop rolling troupes and others.
- In Service to the Art - A Brief History of Propmakers
From solid wood to hollow plastic, propmakers have led the art to its present
- The Current Crop of Propmakers
Meet the advertisers who support the magazine.
- Profiles of a Few Prominent Members
Some of the founders and charter members of the IJA.
- Art Jennings - Father of the IJA
A man of many talents, Jennings saw the IJA as a logical extension of
his performing career.
- Happy Dayze - The Talent of Art Jennings
A description of Jenning's act, as performed for 20 years.
- Roger Montandon - Voice of the IJA
A loner, Montandon's journalistic skills were crucial to the founding
of the IJA.
- Betty Gorham Willer - First Lady of the IJA
An unlikely career path leads a midwestern girl to become the IJA's first
- Other Notable Women Jugglers
Selma Braatz, Lottie Brunn, Francine and Rita Rose, Shelby Howe,
Dell O'Dell, Judy Finelli, Violet Carlson Beahan, Trixie La Rue,
Eva Crosby, and Amy Dunham.
- Joe Taylor and Other Early Black Jugglers
Traveling in different circles, this black juggler and others contributed
to juggler's rise.
- Bob Blau - Grand Young Man of the IJA
A born entertainer, the family living room can't hold Blau's magic
and juggling act for long.
- Bob Dow - Stepfather of the IJA
This performing juggler of the 30's and 40's helped motivate the
creation of the IJA.
- Photo Album
A classic collection of historic juggling photographs.
- The Juggler's Bulletin
The need to communicate with others led to publications that led to the IJA.
- The IJA Newsletter - Passed Like a Hot Potato
It brought the family together on the printed page with a "back yard fence"
style of news.
- Why It Was Called a Newsletter - Early News and Letters
Some excerpts from early newsletters, and insights into the chore
of getting them published.
- Rise and Fall of Juggling Magazine
Bitten hard by the bug, a publisher's enthusiasm runs into a brick wall
of business problems.
- Kaskade - Reflection of European Juggling
European afficianados launch a publishing project with a continental
view of juggling.
- Juggler's World - Professional Pride
Building on the past, the IJA steps forward with a magazine
designed to build juggling pride.
- Joggler's Jottings
Some descriptions of early styles of juggling acts seldom seen today.
- Tips and Tricks
- Time Capsules
- All our Yesterdays
This review of Oleg Popov is reprinted from a 1960 IJA Newsletter.
- Classified Ads
- The End of the Show
Conclusion to this special anniversary issue.
Juggler's World - Summer 1987 /
Juggler's World Archive /
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