On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781550228809_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $18.95
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
category: History
published: Aug 2010
ISBN:9781554906260
publisher: ECW Press

Circus and Carnival Ballyhoo

Sideshow Freaks, Jabbers and Blade Box Queens

by A. W. Stencell

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
north america, circus
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $18.95
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
category: History
published: Aug 2010
ISBN:9781554906260
publisher: ECW Press
Description

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.

Contributor Notes

A. W. Stencell owned and operated his own circus for 19 years and is a former president of the Circus Historical Society. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Other Titles by A. W. Stencell

Girl Show

Girl Show

Into the Canvas World of Bump and Grind
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info
Seeing Is Believing

Seeing Is Believing

America's Side Shows
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : circus
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...