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Almanac: The First Flying Trapeze Act

And now a page from our “Sunday Morning” Almanac: November 12, 1859, 158 years ago today … a day for defying gravity. For that was the day Jules Leotard performed the world’s first flying trapeze act in Paris. His aerial acrobatics astonished audiences, while his costume, created by his wife, came to be known as, yes, the leotard. As if that weren’t enough, Jules Leotard also inspired the popular lyric “The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze.”… Read the full article at  CBS News ...
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Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell has written about circus for CircusTalk.News, Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and was a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of CircusTalk.News, American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.