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Secrets of the Sideshows

Joe Nickell - Performing Arts - 2005 - 424 pages
The carnival sideshows of the past have left behind a fascinating legacy of mystery and intrigue. The secrets behind such daring feats as fire-eating and sword swallowing and ...
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Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit

Robert Bogdan - Social Science - 2014 - 336 pages
From 1840 until 1940, freak shows by the hundreds crisscrossed the United States, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, exhibiting their casts of dwarfs, giants ...
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James Taylor's Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway

James Taylor, Kathleen Kotcher - Performing Arts - 2002 - 269 pages
Looks at carnivals and circus midways, focusing on a variety of sideshow performers, including Melvin Burkhart, the Human Blockhead; Percilla the Monkey Girl and her husband ...
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