Friday, August 15, 2008


Photos courtesy of Raffaele de Ritis

From Raffaele...

Two pictures from the early Rastelli trampoline troupe from the 30's.

Alfredo is the first from left in the portrait, in "serious" gymnast attire.

They later started to add musical gag in the trampoline act, and developed a second act of musical eccentrics.

They developed the classic clown entree, with full clown make-up, only in the 40's with the early name of Chocolate and Co.

More to come.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Raffaele.
I've seen clips of the trampoline act before, but never a posed shot anything like this.