Marcello Truzzi was the son of one of the great
jugglers of the 20th Century, and he himself took a keen interest in the
I contacted him a few years back to obtain permission to
put two articles he had written on the history of juggling on the web.
I remember his overwhelming enthusiasm as we chatted on the phone. As well
as permission, he also sent me audio tapes of conversations he had had
with his father, which are a unique record of juggling and circus life
in the first half of the last century. We stayed in touch by email after
He will be missed by the juggling community as well as
by his family, friends and colleagues.
Andrew John Conway is a
historian of juggling and author of The Bullwhip Book.