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Compelling Portraits of Circus Performers

TRAPEZE (1956) - Gina Lollobrigida as an aerialist with Burt Lancaster & Tony Curtis - Directed by Carol Reed - United Artists - Publicity Still.

The first ride around the ring had been the hardest, everything else had been downhill after that. In the end, she had simply regretted how easy it had been to have joined the circus. Perhaps she should have followed her mother's advice and become an accountant.

I like the way the stage lights are shining through her dance passe, it bathes the area in an artificial light that contrasts against the darkness of backstage. The photo enables you to feel the anticipation of going on stage. (AMARIS)