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Taken 21-Dec-17
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Keywords:Barbette, Trapeze Artist
Photo Info

Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.31 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken21-Dec-17 12:16
Date modified21-Dec-17 12:16
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length50 mm
Focal length (35mm)75 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.9
Exposure1/40 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x


Round Rock
Williamson County, Texas
30 31.040' N 97 41.827' W
Directions: Start at intersection of CR-175 and IH-35 in Round Rock.Go .6 miles west on CR-175. The cemetery is on the right (north) side of CR-175. The gravestone is just inside the cemetery on the west side of the entrance.

Text: The marker has been approved but has not been placed and the text is not available.

Summary of life: The remarkable Barbette was an aerialist on the high wire and trapeze during the 1920s and 30s who wore beautiful gowns through his acrobatic performance until the ending when he would dramatically remove his wig revealing his gender as a male. He played at the Moulin Rouge, the Folies Bergère, Ringling Brothers Circus, and other famous venues. Director Billy Wilder hired him in 1959 to coach Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as female impersonators for their roles in the movie Some Like It Hot costarring Marilyn Monroe. Born in Texas, at Round Rock, Barbette lived in Round Rock before and after his professional years.