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...

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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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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!

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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.

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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 ...

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Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus Tiger The Greatest Show on Earth Vintage Circus Travel Home Collectible Wall Decor Advertisement Art Poster Print 2. Measures 10 x 13.5 inches

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus Tiger

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus Tiger The Greatest Show on Earth Vintage Circus Travel Home Collectible Wall Decor Advertisement Art Poster Print. 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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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. 

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Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Hometown Edition Souvenir DVD

Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Hometown Edition Souvenir

Relive unforgettable moments from the Hometown Edition of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. This DVD puts you right in the center of the action, plus many bonus features.

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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 &

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Barnum

Barnum

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Proudly Presents the 109th Edition of The Greatest Show on Earth

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Proudly

ASIN: B000P7NWQ2 Title: Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Proudly Presents the 109th Edition of The Greatest Show on Earth Binding: paperback Publication date: 1979-01

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 1977 Souvenir Program

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 1977

107th edition Souvenir Program and Magazine for the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, published in 1977. Close to 100 pages of features, photos and much more, including a large fold-out poster. Program measures 10 x 13 inches.

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ringling brothers barnum & bailey CIRCUS poster ROARING LION MANE 24X36

ringling brothers barnum & bailey CIRCUS poster ROARING

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Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus 133rd Edition Souvenir DVD

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus 133rd Edition

Souvenir DVD for the 133rd Edition of the circus.

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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

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The Ringling Brothers: Kings of the Circus

The Ringling Brothers: Kings of the

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CIRCUS DOCTOR Chief Veterinarian of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus

CIRCUS DOCTOR Chief Veterinarian of the Ringling Brothers

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1930s Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus Miss Rose Rieffenach The Hungarian Queen of Equestrianism U.S. Vintage Circus Travel Advertisement Art Poster Print. Measures 10 x 13.5 inches

1930s Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus

1930s Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Combined Circus Miss Rose Rieffenach The Hungarian Queen of Equestrianism United States of America Vintage Circus Travel Advertisement Art Poster Print. 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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Life Story of the Ringling Brothers

Life Story of the Ringling

The Ringling brothers were seven American siblings of small-town Wisconsin who transformed their small touring company of performers into one of America's largest circuses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1900 Alfred "Alf" Theodore Ringling (1861–1919) published the book "Life Story of the Ringling Brothers". There is no more striking example of a well-defined ambition reaching out toward a distinctive goal, and attaining it regardless of seemingly insurmountable obstacles and difficulties, than in the story of the Ringling brothers. To be sure, the idea of five boys saying to each other, "We want a circus," wasn't much to create more than a laugh among their playfellows; but for them to determine to have a circus, and the biggest and finest in the world, and then to start getting it, and finish by having it, makes an altogether different story of the five little boys' dreams. There wasn't much in the "wanting to have," but there was a great deal in the "getting."Of course, all this didn't happen- in an hour. There is a great lapse of years between the time when the Ringling boys said, "We want a circus," and the day when the Ringling men could say, "We have a circus," and it is this intervening time between the desire and the realization with which this story deal...

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Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Program Sara and the Tigers 2000

Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Program Sara

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Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus - With Elephants

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Historic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Says Goodbye After 146 Years | NBC News

Ringling Brothers Barnum Bailey Circus

As the 146-year-old circus pitches its tent one last time, performers take us behind-the-curtains to peek into life in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and what’s next. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC N...

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