• Short Summary

    The Four Robeys juggle hoops and plates while balancing in precarious positions.

  • Description

    Titles read: "High Hoops!" by the FOUR ROBEYS. And "what hoops", too - dozens of them to be had for the catching."


    Various shots of juggling act the Four Robeys spinning hoops on different parts of their bodies (all very respectable, mind you) while they balance on boxes and each other.

    The girl of the troop stands on a box and balances some sparkly shapes on poles while she spins plates held on rods in her mouth and juggles plates with her free hand. One of the men catches hoops on his legs while he stands on his head on top of another man.

    More hoop juggling and balancing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:30:00 / 01:48:58:00
    PSP 819

Comments (1)

  1. George Rowe says

    I've known the Robey's since I was a teenager. Their son Chuck Huber was my best friend and Ellie, his Mom in the act, taught me to juggle. Shortly after this film in 1933 RKO Vaudeville brought them to America. After Vaudeville died, they settled down in Woodside New York. We became friends in 1956 and spent lots of time together. I went out on the road as a performer 1958. Chuck came to visit in 1976 when I was visiting my parents in upstate New York after playing a Radio City Music Hall show at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in Nevada. Have been out of touch with Chuck Huber since and was very happy to find this British Pathe clip taken of his folks at the Scala Theatre in Berlin, Germany. Many thanks to British Pathe for providing this memory, I enjoy it very much. I think of them very often and I live now in San Diego, California.

    George E. Rowe
    (619) 491-0330

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