The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus
The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of
“Step right up!” and buy a ticket to the Greatest Show on Earth―the Big Top, containing death-defying stunts, dancing bears, roaring tigers, and trumpeting elephants. The circus has always been home to the dazzling and the exotic, the improbable and the impossible―a place of myth and romance, of reinvention, rebirth, second acts, and new identities. Asking why we long to soar on flying trapezes, ride bareback on spangled horses, and parade through the streets in costumes of glitter and gold, this captivating book illuminates the history of the circus and the claim it has on the imaginations of artists, writers, and people around the world. 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 cen...
- ASIN: 1780233582
Ringling Brothers Circus Vintage Poster Print
Ringling Brothers Circus Vintage Poster
Ringling Brothers and Barnim Baily Circus appeared at MSG for 23 days! Twice daily and on Sundays! Beginning Friday April 8 1938 through April 30. Great as a gift or perfect for the home, office dorm room or man-cave. *14"x 22" Quality Poster Print *Ships out quickly within 1-2 days * Poster-board Thickness
- Brand: Rons Posters
- ASIN: B07TNSNZ7V
- UPC: 619634985258
Sewing the Magic In at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Sewing the Magic In at the Ringling Bros.
From her spot at the window, a young girl observes things most people have to pay to see. There are men walking on stilts, giraffes, jugglers, gilded wagons, and a long line of elephants marching down the street, as she works in the costume department for "The Greatest Show on Earth." Join Nora as she searches for her role in creating the magic of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.This is the second book in the Tales from American HerStory series, in which tidbits of American history are explored from the vantage point of a girl protagonist.
- ASIN: 1632331241
Tracks Ahead The Ringling Circus Train/Watson O Gauge Toy Layout, Wisconsin/Taieri Gorge Railway, New Zealand/The Hellgate Bridge, New York
Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and their Stunning Circus Success
Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings
The Ringling Brothers began their business under the most modest of circumstances and through hard work, business savvy, and some luck created the largest, most famous circus in the world. They became wealthy men, one 50 cent admission ticket at a time.Ringlingville USA chronicles the brothers' journey from immigrant poverty to enduring glory as the kings of the circus world. The Ringlings and their circus were last studied in depth over four decades ago. Now, for the first time, the brothers' detailed financial records and personal correspondence are available to researchers. Jerry Apps weaves together that information with newspaper accounts, oral histories, colorful anecdotes, and stunning circus ephemera and photos, many never before been published, to illuminate the importance of the Ringlings' accomplishments. He describes how the Ringling Brothers confronted the challenges of taxation, war, economic pressure, changing technology, and personal sorrows to find their place in history. The brothers emerge as complex characters whose ambition, imagination, and pure hucksterism fueled the phenomenon that was the Ringling Brothers' Circus.
- ASIN: 0870203541
Wee Blue Coo Circus Ringling Bros Barnum Bailey Show Clown Unframed Wall Art Print Poster Home Decor Premium
Wee Blue Coo Circus Ringling Bros Barnum Bailey
This is a high-quality reproduction art print. The image has been cleaned, digitally enhanced, and restored where necessary. We use superior grade materials and the latest printing technology to create our product. The size of each print is 12 x 16 inches (30 x 40 cm). We print onto Premium Heavyweight paper to create a deluxe finish. Please note that there may be some variation in the colour of the on-screen image and the actual item received. This is subject to the brightness and contrast of your screen settings. All items are dispatched in strong and sturdy packaging to ensure safe delivery. Here at Wee Blue Coo we are confident you will be very satisfied with every aspect of our products and services. Please check out our other great gift ideas in the Wee Blue Coo range.UFUBBB7704
- Color: Unframed Paper
- Brand: Bumblebeaver
- ASIN: B00GKCN6E4
Fall of the Big Top: The Vanishing American Circus
Fall of the Big Top: The Vanishing American
Once an eagerly awaited spectacle, the traveling circus--that miracle of red wagons, trumpeting elephants and spangled trapeze artists that slipped into town at dawn and disappeared by midnight--has all but vanished from the American landscape. This work explores circus history from 1793 to the present and addresses the forces of modern culture (such as the popularity of Cirque du Soleil, and pressure from the animal rights movement) that are pushing big top shows toward what the author calls "circus ballet." Numerous photographs and in-depth interviews conducted with show owners, performers and directors enrich the narrative. Overall, the book reveals a sobering contrast between circuses of yesterday and today, even as it honors the outstanding performers who created, and have sustained, the enduring appeal of the circus.
- Brand: Brand: McFarland
- ASIN: 0786431695
The Greatest Show on Earth: The History of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
The Greatest Show on Earth: The History of
Americans have loved traveling circuses for generations, and none represent the country's love for entertainment quite like the most famous of them all, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. The five brothers who started a circus in Wisconsin, as well as P.T. Barnum, have had their names become synonymous with the circus, so it's only fitting that the manner in which these men entered the business and the merging of their traveling circuses together also make for great stories. Circus promoters have long been viewed as somewhat shady hucksters, but none could top P.T. Barnum, who used a blend of traditional circus entertainment, freak show exhibits, and outright hoaxes to create "The Greatest Show on Earth". Around the same time that Barnum was operating the Barnum and Bailey's circus, the Ringling Brothers were engaging in more traditional circus activities in Wisconsin. As their traveling circus became better known in the late 1880s, it was advertised as the "Ringling Brothers United Monster Shows, Great Double Circus, Royal European Menagerie, Museum, Caravan, and Congress of Trained Animals". The Ringling Brothers were eventually successful enough that they were able to buy Barnum's circus after Barnum had already died, and they merged the traveling circuses to...
- ASIN: B00WN8IE3W
The Circus Kings: Our Ringling Family Story
The Circus Kings: Our Ringling Family
The Circus Kings, first published in 1960 and authored by a nephew of the original Ringling Brothers, is a fascinating insider's account of circus life and lore. From humble beginnings in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the Ringling family would go on to create “The Greatest Show on Earth,” delighting audiences across America. Along the way, however, were the behind-the-scenes financial struggles, tragedies such as fires and labor strikes, legal battles, and changing entertainment tastes. Henry Ringling North ran Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1936 to 1967, along with his older brother, John. Included are 18 pages of photographs.
- ASIN: 1537261746
Ringling Brothers Circus Hunter Frank Buck Wicking T-Shirt (Medium)
Ringling Brothers Circus Hunter Frank Buck Wicking T-Shirt
Our value-priced polyester tee performs with Dry Zone® moisture-wicking technology to keep you cool, dry and comfortable.Clean Clear Graphics Designed And Decorated By Our Brotherhood® Graphics Team. The coaster is a thick high quality absorbing fabric that is easily removed from drink holders with the finger notch.
- Color: White
- Brand: Brotherhood
- ASIN: B01LBU5CGE
- UPC: 640841976807
136th Edition Souvenir Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey - Circus of Dreams
136th Edition Souvenir Ringling Bros and Barnum &
Learn all about pachyderms at the Center for Elephant Conservation; see science in action with a physics play by play of your favorite acts; take a behind the scenes tour of the circus train and its history. Relive unforgettable moments from this intimate, interactive DVD. Hop on the high wire with The Scolas, sing along with your host Liliana, dance with Sylvia Zerbini and magnificent horses.
- ASIN: B00186PGS6
- UPC: 770349100104
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey 20 Pack Lollipop Swirls
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey 20 Pack
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey swirl lollipos in a 20 pack. Bring some of the greatest show on earth home with these swir pops. Indivually wrapped for ease of packing in a lunchbox or taking on the go. These are perfect for candy buffets and also make excellent party favors. Sure to please the circus fan in your life!
- Brand: Primary Colors Candy
- ASIN: B0747F1VF9
- UPC: 845120031493