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Circus and carnival ballyhoo : sideshow freaks, jaggers and blade box queens

Author: A W Stencell
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, ©2010.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A W Stencell
ISBN: 9781550228809 1550228803
OCLC Number: 318426949
Description: xix, 391 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 21 x 26 cm
Contents: The racket begins --
The sideshow matures --
Make way for the mud showmen --
Post-war boom and bust --
Roller-skating penguins --
Shows on Wheels --
"It's never out --
it's never over" --
A strange business for hustlers --
The inside money --
Buddha workers, jaggers and blade box queens --
Nothing but a crack of fat --
"Here I am --
there I go" --
Working acts --
Dime museums and amusement parks --
Store shows, theaters and whale carcasses --
Strong enough to be exhibited --
Grinding out a living --
Billy Reed is still alive --
Stiffs, stone giants and siberskoyes --
The last docs, professors, colonels and preachers --
Sideshow Hoi Polloi.
Responsibility: A.W. Stencell.

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