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Publisher Comments:

As the world's only publication devoted to sideshow, James Taylor's Shocked and Amazed! On & Off the Midway is chock-full of carnival and circus midway madness and mayhem. Hear the truth behind this uniquely American art form from the lips of the human marvels themselves! Shocked and Amazed! invites you to explore and satisfy your curiosity for the strange, the weird, the bizarre, the odd and the unusual.Witness never-before-seen photographs from the personal collections of sideshow superstars from yesteryear! Marvel at the sideshow stories presented personally for your pleasure by sideshow performers! Thrill to these titillating tales of laughter and woe on the sawdust trail from the likes of: Frank Lentini, who could kick a football the length of the midway with his third leg; Melvin Burkhart, the Human Blockhead who could pound six-inch spikes into his head; Harold Huge, the sideshow fat man who needs "Six Gals to Hug Him, and a Boxcar to Lug Him"; Percilla the Monkey Girl and her husband, Emmitt the Alligator Skin Man; Bill Durks, the Man with Three Eyes and many, many more. (7 x 10, 288 pages, b&w photos)

Synopsis:

The planet's foremost sideshow authority takes you on an unforgettable tour. (SEE QUOTE.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585747078
Subtitle:
On & Off the Midway
Author:
Taylor, James
Author:
Kotcher, Kathleen
Publisher:
The Lyons Press
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
Sideshows
Subject:
Circus performers.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Series Volume:
2002-15
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.08x7.02x.76 in. 1.39 lbs.

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