Circus and Carnival Ballyhoo

Circus and Carnival Ballyhoo

Sideshow Freaks, Jaggers and Blade Box Queens

eBook - 2010
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From Lentini the three-legged man and Siamese twins to equipment caravans and big top architects, this captivating collection lifts the striped curtain to reveal the larger-than-life world of circuses, carnivals, and freak shows in post-World War II America. Copious never-before-seen photographs, in-depth historical research, and insightful interviews with former sideshow employees illustrate the development of the circus sideshow, the roles of key groups--the freaks, working acts, managers, talkers--and the importance of the grift.
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781554908806
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 391 p.) : ill., facsims., ports

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