Circus and Carnival Ballyhoo
Sideshow Freaks, Jabbers and Blade Box Queens
written by Al Stencell
ECW Press | ISBN 9781550228809
Paperback – 300 pages
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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 world of circuses, carnivals and freak shows in post-World War II America. Copious photographs, in-depth historical research and insightful interviews with former sideshow employees illustrate the development of the circus sideshow, the roles of key groups and the importance of the 'grift'.