Fratellini 1947 Video

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François and Albert Fratellini with Gabriel Geretti, clown entrée, at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris (1947). Films of the Fratellini in performance are extremely scarce, and this one was unfortunately shot in their twilight years: Paul had passed away in 1940, and François would die in 1950, three years after this film was made by an American company. (Gabriel Geretti, who had the impossible task to replace Paul, would die also in 1950.) Although after WWII, François and Albert, without Paul, were a long way from their original glory of the 1920s and 1930s, this is nonetheless a priceless document.

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