Color photos of circus showgirls of the 40s and 50s

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by feltfan, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    Very very cool.
     
  2. lolly_loisides

    lolly_loisides One Too Many

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    Fantastic pics, thanks for the link.
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  3. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I was paging through the book at Taschen just the other day. God, I love Taschen.
     
  4. Heather

    Heather Practically Family

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    Great find! :)
     
  5. scottyrocks

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    Fascinating photographs. The grittiness of the times always comes through.
     
  6. LocktownDog

    LocktownDog Call Me a Cab

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    These are great.
     
  7. LoveMyHats2

    LoveMyHats2 I’ll Lock Up.

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    My Great Grandfather was in the Circus around 1922 to 1939. According to his accounts (before he passed away in 1964) many performers had to be able to do more than one act, in case someone needed to "fill in" for another performer.

    He was normally a circus clown, but could do high wire walking, worked the booths that sold novelty items, and had to work with any animals in an act.

    Next time I go up north, I will see if I can dig out any of the pictures we have of him, I would love to check out that book, they may have some pictures of him in it, perhaps?
     

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