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: B00AYTIVF8

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

Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and The Greatest Show On Earth

Big Top Burning: The True Story of an

International Literacy Association Award Winner for Intermediate Nonfiction 2016 Eureka Children's Book Honor 2016 On July 6, 1944, thousands of fans made their way to Barbour Street in Hartford, Connecticut, to see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance. Not long after the show’s start, a fire broke out and spread rapidly as panicked circus-goers pushed and scrambled to escape. Within 10 minutes the entire big top had burned to the ground, and 167 people never went home.  Big Top Burning recounts the true story of one of the worst fire disasters in US history. It follows the tragic stories of the Cook family—including children Donald, Eleanor, and Edward, who were in the audience that day—and 15-year-old Robert Segee, a circus employee with an incendiary past. Drawing on primary sources and interviews with survivors, author Laura Woollett guides readers through several decades of investigations and asks, Wasthe unidentified body of a little girl nicknamed“Little Miss 1565” Eleanor Cook?Was the fire itself an act of arson—anddid Robert Segee set it? Young readers are invited to evaluate the evidence and draw their own conclusions.   Combining a gripping disaster story, an ongoing detective and forensics saga, and vivid details about life in World ...

  • Brand: Chicago Review Press
  • ASIN: 1613731140

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's

  • ASIN: B01BKSLGHG

The Ringling Brothers: Kings of the Circus

The Ringling Brothers: Kings of the

  • ASIN: B001CMS8LI

The Final Confession of Mabel Stark: A Novel (An Evergreen book)

The Final Confession of Mabel Stark: A Novel

  • ASIN: B008UX8OSY

Kenneth Feld Presents Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 119th Edition Souvenir Program & Magazine (Special Collector's Edition: Gunther Gebel-Williams Farewell Tour, The Greatest Show on Earth)

Kenneth Feld Presents Ringling Bros. and Barnum &

  • ASIN: B004TBKYU2

Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus

Queen of the Air: A True Story of

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century, and her star-crossed love affair with Alfredo Codona, of the famous Flying Codona Brothers.Like today's Beyonce, Madonna, and Cher, she was known to her vast public by just one name, Leitzel. There may have been some regions on earth where her name was not a household expression, but if so, they were likely on polar ice caps or in the darkest, deepest jungles.       Leitzel was born into Dickensian circumstances, and became a princess and then a queen. She was not much bigger than a good size fairy, just four-foot-ten and less than 100 pounds. In the first part of the 20th century, she presided over a sawdust fiefdom of never-ending magic. She was the biggest star ever of the biggest circus ever, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Greatest Show on Earth.     In her life, Leitzel had many suitors (and three husbands), but only one man ever fully captured her heart. He was the handsome Alfredo Codona, the greatest trapeze flyer that had ever lived, the only one in his time who, night after nig...

  • ASIN: B00AP2VU1G

P.T. Barnum: A Captivating Guide to the American Showman Who Founded What Became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

P.T. Barnum: A Captivating Guide to the American

Explore the Captivating Life of P.T. BarnumFree History BONUS Inside!He wasn’t always the Great Showman. In fact, Phineas Taylor Barnum grew up in relative poverty with only his wits to help him along. When his father died, the fifteen-year-old boy entered the working world as a shopkeeper’s assistant. In leaps and bounds, he worked his way from assistant to shop owner, lottery office owner, and eventually, entertainment promoter. The bulk of his career was focused on his beloved American Museum, where thousands of ticket-holders flocked every day to look at the human oddities, stuffed animals, live whale, and American memorabilia. In the Barnum and Bailey Circus, we see the culmination of the renowned man’s life’s work.Some of the topics covered in this book include:The Inn-Keeper’s SonLottery ManiaThe Herald of FreedomLeasing Joice HethBarnum’s American MuseumGeneral Tom Thumb Goes to EnglandThe Swedish Nightingale‘The Drunkard’ at the Moral Lecture RoomBankruptcy and CriticismThe Family ManPublicist, Showman, AuthorThe Nancy Fish EraThe Greatest Show on EarthMore PolitickingThe Blackface MinstrelsThe Last ShowAnd much more!Scroll to the top and select the "BUY NOW" button for instant download

  • ASIN: B07CSGLN4L

The Greatest Show on Earth: The History of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

The Greatest Show on Earth: The History of

*Includes pictures. *Highlights Barnum's entertainment career and transition into the circus. *Includes a bibliography for further reading. "We bring you the circus — that Pied Piper whose magic tunes lead children of all ages into a tinseled and spun-candied world of reckless beauty and mounting laughter; whirling thrills; of rhythm, excitement and grace; of daring, enflaring and dance; of high-stepping horses and high-flying stars. But behind all this, the circus is a massive machine whose very life depends on discipline, motion and speed — a mechanized army on wheels that rolls over any obstacle in its path — that meets calamity again and again, but always comes up smiling — a place where disaster and tragedy stalk the Big Top, haunts the back yard, and rides the circus train — where Death is constantly watching for one frayed rope, one weak link, or one trace of fear. A fierce, primitive fighting force that smashes relentlessly forward against impossible odds: That is the circus — and this is the story of the biggest of the Big Tops — and of the men and women who fight to make it.” – Opening remarks from the film The Greatest Show On Earth!, a drama set in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Americans have loved traveling circuses for gen...

  • ASIN: 1497315905

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: B01KUIFDDU

A SLICE IN TIME Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Elephant 200 Years of Circus in America United States Vintage Circus Travel Advertisement Art Poster Print. Measures 10 x 13.5 inches

A SLICE IN TIME Ringling Brothers and Barnum

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Elephant 200 Years of Circus in America United States Vintage Circus Travel Advertisement Art Poster Print. This is a fine reproduction art poster print picture Travel Poster advertisement . Printed on highest quality stock soft gloss paper. Actual image dimensions are approximately 10 x 13.5 inches. Poster is shipped Flat

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  • ASIN: B075GY7TC8

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus -98th Edition - The Greatest Show on Earth. 1969 Souvenir Magazine & Program.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus -98th

Illustrated

  • ASIN: B007NLPK9A

Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Fully Charged DVD

Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Fully Charged

An all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey! This 141st edition of the Greatest Show on Earth is powered by fantastic human feats and incredible animal performances - so you're in for GIGA-VOLTS of enjoyment and MEGA-WATTS of fun! We'll light up the arena with breathtaking dare-devilry, Super-human stunts and never-before-seen acts to dazzle and delight children of all ages!

  • ASIN: B00JLRLA0C
  • UPC: 770349100371

Catch a Falling Clown (The Toby Peters Mysteries Book 7)

Catch a Falling Clown (The Toby Peters Mysteries

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Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Friends: Asian Elephants the Greatest Show on Earth

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Friends:

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is an action-oriented party game full of the thrills, excitement and fun that have made the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus famous for generations. Filled with a combination of interactive acrobatics, sideshow games, animal acts and more, it is designed to deliver both excellent single player and multiplayer action from the comfort of home to circus fans of all ages.

  • Brand: 2K
  • ASIN: B0028EQMWQ
  • UPC: 710425356216

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

Ringling Bros. (Brothers) and Barnum & Bailey Circus - 112th edition Souvenir Program & Magazine, 1982

Ringling Bros. (Brothers) and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Used - Very Good Ringling Bros. (Brothers) and Barnum & Bailey Circus - 112th edition Souvenir Program & Magazine, 1982 [paperback] [Jan 01, 1983] ... B007HCU85Q

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Ringling, The Last Laugh

Ringling, The Last

On a snowy spring night in New York, in 1936, John Ringling, the Great Circus King, exited Madison Square Garden through a dark back alley. He walked out to 49th Street and met an old friend he hadn't seen in decades. Ringling, almost seventy, was disheveled and alone. The two of them sat at a bar near Union Square, where John Ringling recounted the story of the five Ringling brothers, their circus, and John's story as the last one on the lot. Seemingly in ruin then, John Ringling has had the Last Laugh, not only on those who forsook him but on the amusement world and the art world. Michael Lancaster is the great grandson of Charles Ringling, one of the five Ringling brothers. He is a sculptor and a fourth generation artist. He has spent over thirty years listening to the stories of the famed Boys From Baraboo. This is his first novel. It is not just a circus story, although there is a circus story in it; this is an American story.

  • ASIN: B008UVAJFM

Ringling Brothers And Barnum Bailey Circus Thank You Notes

Ringling Brothers And Barnum Bailey Circus Thank You

Ringling Brothers And Barnum Bailey Circus Thank You Notes. 8 Thank you notes and 8 envelopes per package

  • Brand: Ringling Brothers And Barnum Bailey Circus
  • ASIN: B076H91721
  • UPC: 018697149995
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