Circus and Carnival Ballyhoo
Sideshow Freaks, Jaggers and Blade Box QueensBook - 2010
Independent Publishing Group
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 larger-than-life world of circuses, carnivals, and freak shows in post-World War II America. Copious never-before-seen photographs, in-depth historical research, and insightful interviews with former sideshow employees illustrate the development of the circus sideshow, the roles of key groups?the freaks, working acts, managers, talkers?and the importance of the grift.