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                 Philip Astley and the horsemen who invented the circus (1768-1814)
Jando, Dominique [Auteur] ; Binder, Paul [Préfacier].
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018.
In this fascinating and carefully researched book, Dominique Jando tells us when, why and how the former sergeant-major of a British Hussars regiment created the most universal form of entertainment, the Circus. It was not a chance occurrence: the place, the times and the social context, all led to this pivotal moment. Philip Astley became England's greatest showman, but if he was indeed a visionary, he was not a lone experimentalist: immediately, other equestrians followed his example and participated in the development and expansion of the circus in Europe and the Americas. This is the story, too, of these extraordinary and colorful pioneers who were Astley's contemporaries, whether pupils, competitors or colleagues: Charles Hughes, John Bill Ricketts, Philip Lailson, Antonio Franconi and a few others-including Astley's own son, John Conway Astley. Relying in large part on their contemporaries' testimony, Dominique Jando places these pioneers back in their historical and social context, as well as in the often-overlooked context of the nascent show business of the late eighteenth century-principally in Great Britain, but also in Europe and in America. [editor summary]

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  •                  Circus life : performing and laboring under America's big top shows, 1830-1920
    Childress, Micah D. [Auteur].
    Knoxville, Tennessee : University of Tennessee Press, 2018.
    The nineteenth century saw the American circus move from a reviled and rejected form of entertainment to the "Greatest Show on Earth." Circus Life by Micah D. Childress looks at this transition from the perspective of the people who owned and worked in circuses and how they responded to the new incentives that rapid industrialization made possible.
    The circus has long been a subject of fascination for many, as evidenced by the millions of Americans that have attended circus performances over many decades since 1870, when the circus established itself as a truly unique entertainment enterprise. Yet the few analyses of the circus that do exist have only examined the circus as its own closed microcosmƒthe "circus family." Circus Life, on the other hand, places circus employees in the larger context of the history of US workers and corporate America. Focusing on the circus as a business-entertainment venture, Childress pushes the scholarship on circuses to new depths, examining the performers, managers, and laborers' lives and how the circus evolved as it grew in popularity over time. Beginning with circuses in the antebellum era, Childress examines changes in circuses as gender balances shifted, industrialization influenced the nature of shows, and customers and crowds became increasingly more middle-class.
    As a study in sport and social history, Childress's account demonstrates how the itinerant nature of the circus drew specific types of workers and performers, and how the circus was internally in constant upheaval due to the changing profile of its patrons and a changing economy. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.309 73 C5369c 2018
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  •                  Big top typewriter : my inside adventures through the world of circus
    Hammarstrom, David Lewis [Auteur].
    Kentucky, États-Unis : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.
    Step right up to a rare and rollicking adventure through over half a century of circus history, as told by someone who lived through it all ­ and has a nagging habit of telling the truth. He is David Lewis Hammarstrom, first published at age 14, who promises you an eye-opening excursion into the ways and wonders of a world forever on the brink of extinction that yet somehow manages to reinvent itself over and over again. Levity seasons the parade: In wry response to a reviewer complaining that one of his books lacked distinctive circus atmosphere, the author sent him a special Smell Edition, containing fresh elephant dung off circus lots. Only one of many amusing anecdotes guaranteed to entertain you. So, have yourself a center ring seat, and read all about it in Big Top Typewriter! [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.309 2 H2243b 2017
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  •                  The Routledge circus studies reader
    Tait, Peta [Direction] ; Lavers, Katie [Direction].
    New York : Routledge , 2016.
    The Routledge Circus Studies Reader offers an absorbing critical introduction to this diverse and emerging field. It brings together the work of over 30 scholars in this discipline, including Janet Davis, Helen Stoddart and Peta Tait, to highlight and address the field's key historical, critical and theoretical issues. It is organised into three accessible sections, Perspectives, Precedents and Presents, which approach historical aspects, current issues, and the future of circus performance.

    The chapters, grouped together into 13 theme-based sub-sections, provide a clear entry point into the field and emphasise the diversity of approaches available to students and scholars of circus studies. Classic accounts of performance, including pieces by Philippe Petit and Friedrich Nietzsche, are included alongside more recent scholarship in the field.

    Edited by two scholars whose work is strongly connected to the dynamic world of performance, The Routledge Circus Studies Reader is an essential teaching and study resource for the emerging discipline of circus studies. It also provides a stimulating introduction to the field for lovers of circus. [editor summary]

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  •                  The education of a circus clown
    Carlyon, David [Auteur].
    Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
    Through an autoethnographic examination of his own experiences in clowning, David Carlyon offers a close reading of the education of a professional circus clown.

    Cote : 791.330 71 C286e 2016
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  •                  Emmett Kelly : the greatest clown on earth
    McManus, Donald [Auteur].
    Kirksville, Missouri : Truman State University Press, 2014.
    In the early 1900s, the circus was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in America, and one of the most popular circus acts was the clown. White-faced clowns in bright costumes made adults and children laugh with their silly antics. When the Great Depression caused many Americans to lose their jobs, Emmett Kelly decided to be a different type of clownƒa sad-faced clown who reminded people of their struggles, but still made them laugh. His clown character, Weary Willie, inspired people to keep going during hard times. Because his clown character made people laugh and helped them with their troubles, Emmett Kelly became the most famous clown in the world. [editor summary]

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  •                  The greatest shows on earth
    Simon, Linda [Auteur].
    London : Reaktion Books, 2014.
    Traveling back to the circus's early days, Linda Simon takes us to eighteenth-century hippodromes in Great Britain and intimate one-ring circuses in nineteenth-century Paris, where Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso became enchanted with aerialists and clowns. She introduces us to P. T. Barnum, James Bailey, and the enterprising Ringling Brothers and reveals how they created the golden age of American circuses. Moving forward to the whimsical Circus Oz in Australia and to New York City's Big Apple Circus and the grand spectacle of Cirque du Soleil, she shows how the circus has transformed in recent years. At the center of the story are the peopleƒtrick riders and tightrope walkers, sword swallowers and animal trainers, contortionists and clownsƒthat created the sensational, raucous, and sometimes titillating world of the circus. [editor summary]

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  •  Circus museum : the John and Mable Ringling Museum of art
    Walk, Deborah [Auteur] ; Lemmer-Posey, Jennifer [Auteur] ; Dahlinger, Fred Jr. [Auteur].
    London : Scala Arts, 2014.
    The Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota, Florida, was the first institution of its kind in the country to document the rich history of the American circus. It was established in 1948 to honor the memory of circus impresario John Ringling, who moved the winter quarters of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show to Sarasota in 1927. This new addition to the Scala 'Art Spaces' series illustrates the museum's development over time and highlights many of its most popular artifacts. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.307 473 W1771c 2014
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  •  Beneath the big top : a social history of the circus in Britain
    Ward, Steve [Auteur].
    Barnsley (UK) : Pen & Sword History, 2014.
    Beneath the Big Top is a social history of the circus, from its ancient roots to the rise of the 'modern' tented travelling shows. A performer and founder of a circus group, Steve Ward draws on eye-witness accounts and contemporary interviews to explore the triumphs and disasters of the circus world. He reveals the stories beneath the big top during the golden age of the circus and the lives of circus folk, which were equally colourful outside the ring : - Pablo Fanque, Britain's first black circus proprietor; - The Chipperfield dynasty, who started out in 1684 on the frozen Thames; - Katie Sandwina, world's strongest woman and part time crime-fighter; - The Sylvain brothers, who fell in love with the same woman in the ring [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.309 42 W2561b 2014
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  •  Never quote the weather to a sea lion : and other uncommon tales from the founder of the Big Apple Circus
    Binder, Paul [Auteur].
    Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, 2013.
    This book is a celebration of Paul Binder's life in and around the circus. Drawing on thirty-five years with the show he created, the Big Apple Circus' founder and founding Artistic Director invites us inside the fence every kid peers through for an intimate look at the uncommon life of circus artists, their animal partners, and the roustabouts who spend their days in a world that is both close-knit and international, high-minded and low comedy, death-defying and ludicrous. [editor summary]

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  •  The Bloomington-Normal circus legacy : the golden age of aerialists
    Brunsdale, Maureen [Auteur] ; Schmitt, Mark [Auteur].
    Charleston : The History Press, 2013.
    Starting in the 1870s, the barns, cehouses,gymnasiums and empty theaters of central Illinois provided the practice sitesfor aerial performers whose names still command reverence in the annals ofAmerican circus history. Meet Fred Miltimore and the Green Brothers, runawaysfrom the Fourth Ward School who became the first Bloomington-born flyers. WatchArt Concello, a ten-year-old truant, become first a world-class flyer, then afamous trapeze impresario and finally Ringling Brothers and Barnum and BaileyCircus's most successful general manager. The entire art of the trapeze--instruction,training, performance and management--became a Bloomington-Normal industryduring the tented shows' golden age, when finding a circus flying act without aconnection to this area would have been virtually impossible. [editor summary]

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  •  The ordinary acrobat : a journey into the wondrous world of the circus, past and present
    Wall, Kevin Duncan [Auteur].
    Knopf , 2013.
    The extraordinary story of a young man's plunge into the unique and wonderful world of the circus - taking readers deep into circus history and its renaissance as a contemporary art form, and behind the (tented) walls of France's most prestigious circus school.

    When Duncan Wall visited his first nouveau cirque as a college student in Paris, everything about it - the monochromatic costumes, the acrobat singing Simon and Garfunkel, the juggler reciting Proust - was captivating. Soon he was waiting outside stage doors, eagerly chatting with the stars, and attending circuses two or three nights a week. So great was his enthusiasm that a year later he applied on a whim to the training program at the École Nationale des Arts du Cirque and was, to his surprise, accepted.

    The Ordinary Acrobat follows the collision of one American novice and a host of gifted international students in a rigorous regimen of tumbling, trapeze, juggling, and clowning. Along the way, Wall introduces readers to all the ambition, beauty, and thrills of the circus's long history: from hardscrabble beginnings to Gilded Age treasures, and from twentieth-century artistic and economic struggles to its brilliant reemergence in the form of contemporary circus . [editor summary]

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  •  A reckless era the evolution of trapeze
    Gossard, Steve [Auteur] ; Thayer, Stuart [Préfacier].
    Normal (IL) : 2012.
    A typical nineteenth-century program was overwhelmingly a presentation of horse acts. There were child riders, women riders and men riders. There were two, four and six horse acts. There was hurdle riding, dressage and even horses that performed riderless. From seventy-five to ninety percent of the acts in a circus of that time involved horses. The popularity of the rider was a reflection of the place of the horse in society. Nearly everyone in the nineteenth-century owned, bought, sole, rode or drove horses, even in urban areas. Because of this they appreciated watching fine animals brought to the peak of training.

    The decade of the 1880's saw the beginning of the greatest period of expansion in America. Almost every aspect of life grew at a rapid pace. Immigration, financial structures and the construction of the cities all boomed exponentially. With this, the simple circus of the Civil War era became touched with what has been termed giantism. Competition between the showmen led to the acquisition of herds of elephants, many caged menageries, expanded programs and huge tents, seating as many as seven or eight thousand people. The trapeze acts, which had been confined to single performers in the low-ceilinged tents of the sixties, now became the flying acts of our time. With fifty and sixty foot high tents two and three hundred feet long, there was at least room for these aerial acts, which until that time had been confined to theatres and halls. It was this change that led to the relative demise of the horse acts, which had not changed, essentially, since the beginning of the institution. The trapeze performers, high above the crowd, throwing their bodies through the air, literally defying injury, became the favorites of the crowd. To this day, it is the aerial acts that are the climax of the circus programs.

    Surprisingly, the literature of the circus has lagged far behind the popularity of the flying trapeze. Moreover, the history of these acts has been virtually ignored until quite recently. Why this should be, we are not sure, but we are thankful that Steve Gossard has decided to take upon himself the research into and chronicling of that history. There is something of present excitement as well as nostalgia in watching men and women thrust their bodies through the air in what is often the most graceful and athletic pursuits. That their efforts have a long and interesting history is borne out by the pages that follow.

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  •  Women of the american circus, 1880-1940
    Adams, Katherine H [Auteur] ; Keene, Michael L [Auteur].
    Jefferson : McFarland & Co, 2012.
    In 1880 to 1940, glory days of American circus, one third to one half of cast members were women. Diaries, autobiographies, newspaper accounts, films, posters, route books, stories told by circus women, recount tableaux, freak shows, girlie shows, tiger acts, and aerial performance, beginning with representations of women as circus performers and moving to performances themselves. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.308 2 A2111w 2012
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  •  Professor Risley and the imperial japanese troupe : how an american acrobat introduced circus to Japan and Japan to the west
    Schodt, Frederick L. [].
    Berkeley : Stone Bridge Press, 2012.
    In 1864, when Japan was still semi-closed to foreigners, world-famous American acrobat and impresario "Professor Risley" introduced Western-style circus to Yokohama. Less than three years later, in 1866, he formed the Imperial Japanese Troupe and left with it to tour America and Europe. When Japan's feudal government issued its very first civilian passport to a member of Risley's troupe, it helped trigger a world-wide fever in Japanese acrobats, and all things Japanese. From San Francisco to Philadelphia, New York to London, Boston to Madrid, crowds could not get enough of performers like "Little All Right." Risley's Imperial Japanese Troupe tour thus fueled the West's first craze for Japanese popular cultureƒone that, unlike the better known and intellectualized Japonisme art movement, spread throughout all levels of society. [editor summary]

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  •  Circus and the city : New York 1793-2010
    Wittmann, Matthew [Auteur].
    New York : Yale University Press, 2012.
    At the turn of the 20th century, the circus was the most popular form of American entertainment, and New York City was the hub of circus-related activity. Featuring superb archival photography, this book documents a wide variety of ephemera, images, and artifacts relating to the history of the circus in the city, from the seminal equestrian displays of the 18th century to the iconic railroad circuses of the late 19th century. Matthew Wittmann offers a thorough history of the circus in New York City, including stories of P. T. Barnum's triumphant entry into the circus business, the famous dwarf General Tom Thumb, and Jumbo, the African elephant that touched off a craze known as "Jumbomania." The histories of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the WPA Circus of the Great Depression, and the Big Apple Circus are testaments to the enduring popularity of this American pastime.

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  •  The american circus
    Weber, Susan [Direction] ; Ames, Kenneth L. [Direction] ; Wittmann, Matthew [Direction].
    New York : Yale University Press, 2012.
    The circus is a source of nostalgia for Americans of all ages, either from memories of attending P. T. Barnum's "Greatest Show on Earth," or through the colorful evocations in many movies, television programs, and books. Interest in the circus phenomenon is unflagging, yet there have been few publications that look closely at how the circus's European origins were refashioned for an American audience. Lavishly illustrated and carefully researched, this volume explores how American culture, values, demography, and business practices altered the fundamental nature of the European circus, and how, by the end of the 19th century, they had transformed it into a distinctly American pastime.

    At the peak of its cultural significance, the circus was a sophisticated combination of theater and business, and made effective use of advertising, train travel, and hyperbole. The subjects in The American Circus reflect this complexity, ranging widely from thematic explorations of circus music and elephants to more closely focused studies of objects such as circus toys, souvenirs, and performers' costumes. The book also explores the dark and even nefarious side of the circus, and its associations with marginalized dimensions of American life and culture. With contributions from leading scholars, this stylishly designed volume aims to identify the salient features of an Americanized cultural product and to analyze its appeal for American audiences.

    Cote : 791.309 73 W3731a 2012
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  •                  Contemporary circus : introduction to the art form
    Purovaara, Tomi [Auteur] ; Damkjaer, Camilla [Auteur] ; Degerbol, Stine [Auteur] ; Muukkonen, Kiki [Auteur] ; Verwilt, Katrien [Auteur] ; Waage, Sverre [Auteur].
    Stockholm : Stuts, 2012.
    An Introduction to Contemporary Circus follows the dwindling paths of the development of contemporary circus. Its first part describes the acts, moments and events which have fashioned the genre into what it is today. In the latter part of the book, the reader will find articles on the history and current situation of circus in each of the Nordic countries. [editor summary]

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  •  Circus Smirkus : 25 years of running home to the circus
    Mermin, Rob [Auteur] ; Gurwitt, Rob [Auteur].
    Greensboro, Vermont : The Circus Barn, 2012.
    Circus Smirkus: 25 Years of Running Home to the Circus includes plenty of humor,excitement and even intrigue. Rob Gurwitt have written a book about an enterprise grounded in the belief that we all ­ adults and kids alike ­ need a respite from the drumbeat of modern culture, a place where we can breathe freely and our ideals and dreams can flourish. In a world where youthful charm and heart inevitably get commercialized, Smirkus is proof that kids and adults ƒ on both sides of the ringƒhunger for the real thing. Circus Smirkus: 25 Years of Running Home to the Circus shows you how Smirkus nurtures it, and why it matters. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.309 227 3 M566c 2012
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  •  Under the big top : circus lore from ancient rome to cirque du soleil
    Sans, Christopher [Auteur].
    [États-Unis] : Webster''s Digital Services, 2011.
    The three ring circus under the big top has entertained us for generations, its rich history reaching back to Ancient Rome. And who hasn''t wanted to run away and join the circus? Now, a book that combines historical facts with romantic folklore, with a look at some of the characters who brought the circus to life for us to enjoy. [editor note]


    Cote : 791.309 S229u 2011
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  •  Circus acts: the history of circus performers
    Jeffrey, SB. [Auteur].
    [États-Unis] : Webster's Digital Services, 2011.
    The content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. This book is about the history of the circus act. Readers will learn about acrobats, the flying trapeze, and the art of tightrope walking. The book also discusses the history of the circus clown, juggling, and the unicyclist. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.309 J46c 2011
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  •  En route to the great eastern circus : and other essays on circus history
    Slout, William Lawrence [Auteur].
    Rockville, MD.US : Borgo press : Wildside Press, 2011.
    William L. Slout, entertainment historian par excellence, here provides five fascinating essays on the development of the American traveling circus in the post-Civil War era. These vivid essays, highlighted by numerous contemporaneous excerpts from local newspapers, help bring a long-forgotten era alive again. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.309 227 3 S6347a 2011
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  •  The rise of the American circus, 1716-1899
    Kotar, S.L. [Auteur] ; Gessler, J.E. [Auteur].
    Jefferson (North Carolina) : McFarland & Company, 2011.
    This intriguing work chronicles the history of the American circus from its roots in England through its importation to America to the end of the nineteenth century. It introduces the early pioneers of the circus, addresses business concerns such as management and training, and discusses the development of the show itself, including the incorporation of menageries, the need for animal training and care, the addition of circus music, the use of the tent, and the unique attractions of side shows and "freaks." Personal stories of those who made their lives under the "big top" are woven throughout the narrative, adding an intimate perspective to one of America's most enduring entertainments. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.309 73 K871r 2011
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  •  A balanced life
    Yong, Johnny [Auteur].
    Sarasota : The Peppertree Press, 2011.
    In a career that has spanned over four decades and three continents Johnny Yong, either performing with The Yong Sisters and Brothers, The Yong Brothers and Sister or The Yong Brothers, has been featured under the spotlight with the greatest circuses in the world from Cirque Bouglione to Ringling Brothers, in the world''s most majestic venues from Radio City and Circus Circus to Moulin Rouge and the Casino du Liban, and alongside the most renowned talent from the circus, stage, and screen.[4e de couv.]

    Cote : 791.360 92 Y55b 2011
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  •  Zene & Cirkus = Women & Circus
    Kralj, Ivan [Direction] ; Sizorn, Magali [Auteur] ; Quentin, Anne [Auteur] ; Tait, Peta [Auteur] ; Davis, Janet M [Auteur] ; Carmeli, Yoram S. [Auteur] ; Drasler, Jana [Auteur] ; Kendall, Jessica [Auteur] ; Fratellini, Valérie [Auteur] ; Damkjaer, Camilla [Auteur] ; English, Rose [Auteur] ; Herts, Laura [Auteur] ; Govedic, Natasa [Auteur].
    Zagreb : Mala performerska scena, 2011.
    Un incontournable ouvrage de référence qui apporte une riche reflexion sur le développement du rôle et des influences de la Femme dans les arts du cirque à travers le temps et envers la communauté au sens large. Publié suite à une conférence multidisciplinaire « Zene & Cirkus » qui s'est tenue à Zagreb (Croatie) en novembre 2009, cet ouvrage regroupe les textes des conférences des historiens, spécialistes de théâtre, anthropologues, artistes et journalistes qui ont proposé leur point de vue sur la contribution de la Femme au cirque traditionnel et actuel. De plus, cet ouvrage présente plus de 191 superbes photos issues d'archives publiques et privées.

    Cote : 791.308 2 K894z 2011
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  •  Circus and carnival Ballyhoo : sideshow freaks, jaggers and blade box queens
    Stencell, A. W. [Auteur].
    Toronto : ECW Press, 2010.
    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 groupsƒthe freaks, working acts, managers, talkersƒand the importance of the grift. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.068 097 3 S8252c 2010
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  •  The advance man : a journey into the world of the circus
    Macvicar, Jamie [Auteur].
    Albany : Bear Manor Media, 2010.
    Richly textured and meticulously researched, The Advance Man is an incomparable bridge from the circus past to the present. It is a spellbinding narrative inhabited by strange and seductive characters: Chang and Eng, the Siamese twins who couldn't be engaged in unlike conversations simultaneoulsy; Irvin Feld, the Napoleonic genius who wrested control of the circus from Ringling's heir; the smallest man in the world who continuously stymied the show's most verile man; the naive, young woman who risked too much aspiring to become a model; the Cleveland tycoon and a host of others from extraordinary every-day people to well-known celebrities. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.309 22 73 M176a 2010
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  •  Peru : circus capital of the world
    Adkins, Kreig A. [Auteur].
    Charleston : Arcadia, 2009.
    Cote : 791.309 73 A236p 2009
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  •  The circus : 1870-1950
    Daniel, Noel [Direction] ; Jando, Dominique [Auteur] ; Granfield, Linda [Auteur] ; Dahlinger, Fred Jr. [Collaborateur].
    Köln : Taschen, 2008.
    Ouvrage retraçant l'histoire fabuleuse des cirques américains de 1870 à 1950.

    Cote : 791.309 73 J333c 2008
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  •  The circus : 1870-1950
    Daniel, Noel [Direction] ; Jando, Dominique [Auteur] ; Granfield, Linda [Auteur] ; Dahlinger, Fred Jr. [Collaborateur].
    Köln : Taschen, 2008.
    Cote : 791.309 73 J333c 2008
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  •  The Big Tent : the travelling circus in Georgia, 1820-1930
    Renoff, Gregory J. [Auteur].
    Athens ; London : The University of Georgia Press, 2008.
    Cote : 791.309 758
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  •  The freak show : exposition, Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, du 6 juin au 5 août 2007
    Vadrot, Olivier [Direction] ; Pécoil, Vincent [Direction] ; Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon [Direction].
    Dijon : Les Presses du réel, 2007.
    Catalogue de l'exposition au musée d'Art contemporain de Lyon s'inspirant des "Freak Shows" dont le plus célèbre fut celui du cirque ambulant Barnum and Bailey aux USA, qui présentait d'étonnants phénomènes ou monstres de foire. Près de 50 oeuvres interprètent et explorent les différents types de monstruosité ou d'anormalité avec des oeuvres contorsionnistes, géantes, poilues, siamoises... en se préservant de tout anthropomorphisme. Ce catalogue, comporte 80 pages de vues de l'exposition en couleur, un glossaire des freaks célèbres et du folklore correspondant (de l'homme tronc à l'homme aquarium). [résumé de l'éditeur]

    Cote : 791.307 444 V124f 2007
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  •  Tents, tigers and the Ringling Brothers
    Apps, Jerry [Auteur].
    Madison : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2007.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3 A6529t 2007
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  •  The contemporary circus : art of the spectacular
    Albrecht, Ernest J. [Auteur].
    Lanham ; Toronto ; Plymouth : The Scarecrow Press, 2006.
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  •  Ringlingville Usa : The stupendous story of seven siblings and their stunning circus success
    Apps, Jerry [Auteur] ; Dahlinger, Fred Jr. [Préfacier].
    MAdison, Wisconsin : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2005.
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  •  Extravaganza! : histoire du cirque américain
    Jacob, Pascal [Auteur(s) ] ; Raynaud de Lage, Christophe [Auteur(s) ].
    Montreuil-sous-Bois (France) : Théâtrales, 2005.
    Faste, démesure, excès, extravagance... Tout le cirque américain est contenu dans ces quelques mots : un cirque pas comme les autres, où les couleurs surenchérissent sur les formes, où les clowns sont plus nombreux que n'importe où ailleurs, les éléphants plus grands et les parades interminables. Extravaganza ! Histoire du cirque américain retrace la prodigieuse aventure d'un univers exceptionnel et de personnalités hors du commun. Chacun conserve dans un coin de son imaginaire les noms du général Tom Pouce, de l'éléphant Jumbo, de Buffalo Bill, ou encore la mémoire d'attractions sensationnelles comme la Roue de la mort ou l'Homme canon. cet ouvrage retrace la fantastique conquête d'un continent, à bord de trains bariolés transportant bêtes et gens, d'est en ouest, dans un voyage spectaculaire aux allures d'épopée, rêve devenu réalité pour quelques entrepreneurs de génie, à l'image de P.T. Barnum, des frères Ringling ou d'Irvin et Kenneth Feld. [4e de couv.]

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  • The big top: photographs by Frederick W.Glasier
    Walk, Deborah [Auteur] ; Glasier, Frederick W. [Photographe].
    New York : Eakins Press Foundation, 2004.
    The clown and the showgirl : photograghs by Harry A. Atwell
    Huey, Rodney [Auteur] ; Atwell, Harry A. [Photographe].
    New York : Eakins Press Foundation , 2004.
     Step right up : stories of Carnivals, Sideshows and the circus
    Knaebel, Nathaniel [Direction].
    New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2004.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  • The big top: photographs by Frederick W.Glasier
    Walk, Deborah [Auteur] ; Glasier, Frederick W. [Photographe].
    New York : Eakins Press Foundation, 2004.
    Cote : 779.979 13
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  • The clown and the showgirl : photograghs by Harry A. Atwell
    Huey, Rodney [Auteur] ; Atwell, Harry A. [Photographe].
    New York : Eakins Press Foundation , 2004.
    Cote : 779.979 13
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  •  Mémoires de Barnum : mes exhibitions
    Barnum, Phineas Taylor [Auteur] ; Bourdier, Raoul [Traducteur] ; Pliskin, Fabrice [Préfacier].
    [France] : Futur luxe nocturne, 2004.
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  •  Wild, Weird, and Wonderful : the American Circus 1901-1927 : as seen by F.W. Glasier, photographer
    Sloan, Mark [Auteur] ; Glasier, Frederick W. [Photographe] ; Tegge, Timothy [Préfacier].
    New York : The Quantuck Lane Press, 2003.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  •  Under the big top : a season with the circus
    Feiler, Bruce [Auteur].
    New York : HarperCollins, 2003.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3
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  •  25 years
    Jando, Dominique [Auteur].
    New York : Big Apple Circus, 2003.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3
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  •  Step right this way : the photographes of Edward J. Kelty
    Kelty, Edward J. [Photographe] ; Barth, Miles [Auteur] ; Siegel, Alan [Auteur] ; Hoagland, Edward [Auteur].
    New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 2002.
    Edward J. Kelty's circus pictures, taken from the mid-1920s to the 1940s, consist of group portraits of clowns, sideshow attractions, bands, elephants, menageries, aerialists, equestrians, tractor and train crews, candy butchers and even everybody in the Ringling-Barnum cookhouse tent on July 1935. He also lensed stars such as lion-tamer Clyde Beatty, teenage tightrope walker Harold Barnes, and Hugo Zacchini, Human Projectile, and interior and exterior panoramas of circuses pitched in Tarrytown, Terre Haute, and other fair burghs. Kelty used a specially made "banquet" camera that produced 12-by-20-inch images. Reproduced here at about two-fifths that size and as originally tinted when appropriate, they are scrumptious, sometimes outrageous. [editore resume]

    Cote : 791.309 73 K2998s 2002
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  •  Seeing is believing : America's Sideshows
    Stencell, A. W. [Auteur].
    Toronto : ECW Press, 2002.
    From striptease midgets, human pin cushions, and monkeys in miniature race cars to trained fleas and people with double bodies, three legs, and enormous feet, this chronicle of twisted midway attractions and the showmen who have presented them covers it all. The history of the circus side show and its companion, the carnival, is celebrated in words and rare, eye-popping images, making this a must for all collectors and enthusiasts. Interviews with many of the big players on the carnival circuit are included. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.068 097 3 S8252s 2002
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  •  The Circus Age : Culture and Society under the American Big Top
    Davis, Janet M [Auteur].
    Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  •  Women of illusion : a circus family's story
    Frega, Donnalee [Auteur].
    États-Unis : St Martin's Press, 2001.
    Récit biographique de ces femmes américaines qui ont rendu à la célébrité la famille d'acrobates The Hubers.

    Cote : 791.309 2 F858w 2001
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  •  Dan Rice : the most famous man you've never heard of
    Carlyon, David [Auteur].
    New York : Public Affairs, 2001.
    Dan Rice had many lives. He was a pig presenter, a strongman, a lecturer, and a comic singer, all before joining the dazzling world of the circus. In 1855, he created Dan Rice's Great Show. Labeling himself the "Great American Humorist," he toured the country and spoke out on issues of the day before large crowds. Swept up in a new cult of celebrity, he rose to become one of the most famousƒand infamousƒmen in America. He even ran for president. So why have so few people ever heard of Dan Rice? Propelled by an urge toward "refinement," American amusements began to stratify in the mid-19th century. The raucous antebellum jumble of performers, audiences, and forms split along a new performance hierarchy of high and low. Circus, though still vastly popular, became seen as lowbrow. In that changed world, Rice's aggressive humor and robust connection with a noisy, participatory audience became seen as crudeƒand worseƒa civic threat. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.330 92 C286d 2001
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  • The showman and the slave : race, death, and memory in Barnum's America
    Reiss, Benjamin [Auteur].
    Cambridge, Massachusetts ; Londre : Harvard University Press, 2001.
    Cote : 791.309 2
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  •  Sideshow U.S.A : freaks and the American cultural imagination
    Adams, Rachel [Auteur].
    Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
    Cote : 791.350 973
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  •  Life in a Three Ring Circus
    Smith, Sharon L. [Auteur] ; Fletcher, Stephen J. [Auteur].
    États-Unis : Indiana Historical Society, 2001.
    Cote : 741.674 791 3
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  •  Girl Show : into the canvas world of bump and grind
    Stencell, A. W. [Auteur].
    Toronto : ECW Press, 1999.
    A unique book which documents the hey-day of the Girls Shows to be found at carnivals and circuses alike. Compiled from the author's collection of photographs, postcards and illustrations featuring circus and carnival from 1900 onward and with text describing the origins of girls shows, their European and American developments, the high point after WWII and their ultimate demise in the face of men's magazines and strip clubs, this is a valuable insight into a cultural phenomenon which ended in the 1970's . [editor summary]

    Cote : 792.709 73 S8252g 1999
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  • Welcome to the UniversSoul Circus
    Hudson, Wade [Auteur] ; Hudson, Cheryl [Auteur] ; Garnett, Ron [Illustrateur].
    Just Us Books, 1998.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3 H8851w 1998
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  •  The Circus at the Edge of the Earth : Travels with the Great Wallenda Circus
    Wilkins, Charles [Auteur].
    Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1998.
    Wilkins chronicles a month on the road in his native Canada with the Great Wallenda Circus in the spring of 1997 and, in the process, offers remarkable insight into a subcultureAthe diverse assortment of gymnasts, animal trainers, daredevils and wanderers who identify themselves as circus folk. Ricky Wallenda, the producer, inherited his famous name from his grandfather Karl Wallenda, the patriarch of the famous "Flying Wallendas" circus family. Wallenda, forced off the high wire and into show production by two harrowing accidents and haunted by the memory of family and personal tragedy. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.309 227 3 W684c 1998
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  •  Badger State Showmen : a history of Wisconsin's circus heritage
    Dahlinger, Fred Jr. [Auteur] ; Thayer, Stuart [Auteur].
    Madison, Wisconsin : Circus World Museum ; Grote Publishing, 1998.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  • Nouvel aperçu de la vie de James A. Bailey
    Saxon, Arthur H. [Auteur] ; Perrelet, Ling [Traducteur].
    Sorvilier : Éditions de la Gardine, 1998.
    Cote : 791.309 2
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  •  Clowns and cannons : American Circus during the civil war
    Slout, William Lawrence [Auteur].
    San Bernardino, Californie : The Borgo Press, 1997.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  •  Traveling Showmen : the American circus before the civil war
    Thayer, Stuart [Auteur].
    Detroit : Astley &Ricketts, 1997.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  •  Circus Smirkus : a true story of high adventure and low comedy
    Mermin, Rob [Auteur].
    État-Unis : Circus Smirkus, 1997.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3
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  •  E Pluribus Barnum : the Great Showman and the Making of U.S. Popular Culture
    Adams, Bluford [Auteur].
    Minneapolis (Minn.) : University of Minnesota Press, 1997.
    Cote : 791.309 2
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  •  The Great Farini : the high-wire life of William Hunt
    Peacock, Shane [Auteur].
    Ontario, Canada : Penguin Books, 1996.
    Cote : 791.360 92 P356g 1996
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  •  Freak Show : Sideshow Banner Art
    Hammer, Carl [Auteur] ; Bosker, Gideon [Auteur(s) ].
    San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, 1996.
    Cote : 741.677 913 5
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  • The New American Circus
    Albrecht, Ernest J. [Auteur].
    Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 1995.
    Cote : 791.3 ALB 1995
    P. T. Barnum : America's greatest showman
    Kunhardt, Philip B. Jr. [Auteur] ; Kunhardt, Peter W. [Auteur] ; Kunhardt, Philip B. III [Auteur].
    New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
    Cote : 791.309 2 BAR 1995
     Under the big top : a season with the Circus
    Feiler, Bruce [Auteur].
    New York : Scribner, 1995.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3
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  •  Big-top circus
    Johnson, Neil (1954- ) [Auteur].
    New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1995.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3
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  •  The New American Circus
    Albrecht, Ernest J. [Auteur].
    Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 1995.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  • P. T. Barnum : America's greatest showman
    Kunhardt, Philip B. Jr. [Auteur] ; Kunhardt, Peter W. [Auteur] ; Kunhardt, Philip B. III [Auteur].
    New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
    Cote : 791.309 2
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  •  Wait for the Muncie Boys : Indiana 's early circuses
    Graham, Frederick H. [Auteur].
    Indianapolis : Guild Press of Indiana, 1995.
    Cote : 791.309 227 72
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  •  Freaks, Geeks and Strange Girls : sideshow Banners of the Great American Midway
    Johnson, Randy (1956- ) [Auteur] ; Secreto, Jim [Auteur(s) ] ; Varndell, Teddy [Auteur(s) ].
    Honolulu, Hawaii : Hardy Marks Publications, 1995.
    Cote : 741.677 913 5
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  •                  Night after night
    Starr Cooper, Diana [Auteur].
    Washington, D.C. : Island Press, 1994.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3 B5921n 1994
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  •  Amphitheatres and Circuses : a history from Their Earliest Date to 1861, with sketches of some of the principal performers
    Brown, T. Allston [Auteur] ; Slout, William Lawrence [Direction].
    San Bernardino (Calif.) : Borgo Press, 1994.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  •  Two hundred years of the American Circus : form Aba-Daba to the Zoppe-Zavatta Troupe
    Ogden, Tom [Auteur] ; House, Albert F. [Préfacier].
    New York : Facts On File, 1993.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  • Ringling : the Florida Years, 1911-1936
    Weeks, David Chapin [Auteur].
    Gainesville, Floride : University Press of Florida, 1993.
    Cote : 791.309 2
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  •  An annotated narrative of Joe Blackburn's a clown's log
    Day, Charles N. [Direction] ; Slout, William Lawrence [Direction] ; Blackburn, Joseph [Auteur].
    San Benardino, California : An Emeritus Entreprise Book, 1993.
    Joseph Blackburn, a clown who juggled on horseback, took a professional trip to England in 1838, accompanied by the noted American vaulter and bareback rider, Levi J. North. His account of their experiences abroad encompasses activity with the circuses of Ducrow, Ryan and Batty. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.330 92 D2731a 1993
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  •  The circus comes home : when the Greatest Show on Earth rode the rails
    Duncan, Lois [Auteur] ; Janney Steinmetz, Joseph [Photographe].
    New York : A Doubleday Book for Young Readers, 1993.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3
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  •  Annals of the American Circus : 1848-1860
    Thayer, Stuart [Auteur].
    Seattle (Wash.) : Peanut Butter Pub., 1992.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  •  Big Top Boss : John Ringling North and the circus
    Hammarstrom, David Lewis [Auteur].
    Urbana ; Chicago : University of Illinois Press, 1992.
    Cote : 791.309 2
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  • Untamed : the autobiography of the circu's greatest animal trainer
    Gebel-Williams, Gunther [Collaborateur] ; Reinhold, Toni [Auteur].
    New York : William Morrow and Company, 1991.
    Cote : 791.320 92
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  •  The great Hartford circus fire : creative settlement of mass disasters
    Cohn, Henry S. [Auteur(s) ] ; Bollier, David [Auteur(s) ].
    New Haven (Conn.) : Yale University Press, 1991.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3
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  •  Circus dreams
    Goldsmith, Lynn [Auteur].
    New York : Rizzoli International Publications, 1991.
    Cote : 791.309 22 73
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  •  Hoaxes, humbugs and spectacles : astonishing photographs of smelt wrestlers, human projectiles, giant hailstones, contortionists, elephant impersonators, and much, much more!
    Sloan, Mark [Auteur] ; Manley, Roger [Collaborateur] ; Van Parys, Michelle [Collaborateur] ; Blount, Roy [Préfacier].
    New York : Villard Books, 1990.
    Featuring more than 150 black-and-white photographs, 'Hoaxes, Humbugs, and Spectacles' is a vintage collection of bizarre, unusual, and humorous pictures that explore the universal human interest in spectacle. For four years Mark Sloan traveled across America-on a proverbial shoestring-unearthing everything from tiny tin-types sold in the nineteenth century as souvenirs to previously unprinted promotional pictures of circus performers (found hidden in a box beneath somebody's bed) to a bundle of news photos rescued from the Denver Post's dumpster. These pictures, which date from the 1840s to the 1950s are like the treasures in a time capsule-years later they have the same power to amuse, amaze, and entertain. [editor summary]

    Cote : 779.949 791 3 S6341h 1990
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  •  The American Circus : an illustrated history
    Culhane, John [Auteur].
    New York : Holt, 1990.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  •  Step right up! : the adventure of circus in America
    Hoh, LaVahn G. (1942- ) [Auteur] ; Rough, William H. (1939- ) [Auteur(s) ].
    White Hall, Va. : Betterway Publications, 1990.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  •  Flying High : The Greatest Collegiate Show on Earth : A History of the Florida State University Circus : 1947-1989
    Wills, Paul [Auteur] ; Wills, Martee [Auteur(s) ].
    [Florida] : Florida Sate University, 1990.
    Cote : 791.307 117 59
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  • A Ringling by any other name : the story of John Ringling North and his circus
    Albrecht, Ernest J. [Auteur].
    Metuchen, N.J. ; Londre : The Scarecrow Press, 1989.
    Cote : 791.309 2
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  •  Mud show : American tent circus life
    Wilmeth, Don B. [Auteur] ; Martin, Edwin [Photographe].
    Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1988.
    Photographs show clowns, ringmasters, performers, animals, and spectators, and are accompanied by a description of circus life. [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.309 73 W743m 1988
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  •  The magic ring : a year with the Big Apple Circus
    Machotka, Hana [Auteur] ; Binder, Paul [Préfacier].
    New York : William Morrow, 1988.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3
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  • The Gold Chain : a California family saga
    Phelan, Regina V. [Auteur].
    Los Angeles : The Arthur H.Clark Company, 1988.
    Cote : 791.309 2
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  •  Annals of the American Circus : 1793-1829
    Thayer, Stuart [Auteur].
    Seattle (Wash.) : Peanut Butter Pub., 1986.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  •  Annals of the American Circus : 1830-1847
    Thayer, Stuart [Auteur].
    Seattle (Wash.) : Peanut Butter Pub., 1986.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  • Barnum par lui-même
    Barnum, Phineas Taylor [Auteur] ; Dauven, Lucien-René [Traducteur].
    Sorvilier : Editions de la Gardine, 1986.
    Cote : 791.309 2
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  •  The Pickle Family Circus
    Lorant, Terry [Auteur] ; Carroll, Jon [Auteur].
    San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 1986.
    Cote : 791.309 227 3
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  •  Roll out the barrel : the story of Niagara's daredevils
    Petrie, Francis J. [Auteur].
    Erin, Ontario : The Boston Mills Press, 1985.
    Panorama biographique des funambules et casse-cou qui ont traversé les Chutes Niagara au 19 et 20e siècle.

    Cote : 791.360 971 P495r 1985
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  •  Billers, Banners and Bombast : the story of circus advertising
    Fox, Charles Philip [Auteur].
    Boulder, Colo. : Pruett Pub. Co., 1985.
    Cote : 741.674 791 3
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  •  The American Circus
    Eckley, Wilton [Auteur].
    Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1984.
    Cote : 791.309 731 9
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  •  Logistics of the American Circus : written by a man who was there : ringling brothers and Barnum and Bailey supplement
    McKennon, Joe [Auteur].
    Sarasota (Flor.) : Carnival publishers of Sarasota, 1984.
    Cote : 791.309 73
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  •  Circus Press Agent : The Life and Times of Roland Butler
    Plowden, Gene [Auteur].
    Caldwell : The Caxton Printers Ltd, 1984.
    For forty years this book begged to be written but Roland Butler, a modest individual, consistently refused to allow it. Several offered, but the crusty old fellow insisted he was "Nothing but a good circus press agent tryin' to do a job".
    He claimed there was nothing newsworthy about him and stubbornly refused interviews, but his peers put him atop his profession, where he belonged.
    Butler gave us the saucer-lipped Ubangis, the giraffe-necked women from Burma, the man who performed atop a ten-storey buggywhip, the man who walked on his forefinger, a child prodigy at the xylophone, and a group that "shakes dice with death at dizzy heights."
    He promoted Goliath, the sea elephant; Lotus, the blood-sweating hippopotamus; Modic, the great old elephant, and five babies billed as "The only family of African pygmy elephants that ever set foot on this continent. Not babies, but full-grown middle-sized tuskers, the most curious proboscidean creatures ever captured." Later they grew up.
    Butler's greatest achievement in promotion was converting a household pet raised in Brooklyn and fondly known as 'Buddy' into "Gargantua the Great, mightiest monster ever captured by man; most fiendishly ferocious brute that breathes - the world's most terrifying living creature". [editor summary]

    Cote : 791.309 2 P732c 1984
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