Title:
The Bloomington-Normal circus legacy : the golden age of aerialists / Maureen Brunsdale and Mark Schmitt.
Book Jacket
Language:
English
Authors:
Brunsdale, Maureen
Publication Information:
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2013.
Publication Date:
2013
Physical Description:
156 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Publication Type:
Book
Document Type:
Non-fiction
Subject Terms:
Circus -- Illinois -- Bloomington -- History
Circus -- Illinois -- Normal -- History
Aerialists -- Illinois -- Bloomington -- History
Aerialists -- Illinois -- Normal -- History
PERFORMING ARTS / Circus
Illinois State University -- Faculty publications
Abstract:
Summary: "Starting in the 1870s, the barns, icehouses,gymnasiums and empty theaters of central Illinois provided the practice sitesfor aerial performers whose names still command reverence in the annals ofAmerican circus history. Meet Fred Miltimore and the Green Brothers, runawaysfrom the Fourth Ward School who became the first Bloomington-born flyers. WatchArt Concello, a ten-year-old truant, become first a world-class flyer, then afamous trapeze impresario and finally Ringling Brothers and Barnum and BaileyCircus's most successful general manager. The entire art of the trapeze--instruction,training, performance and management--became a Bloomington-Normal industryduring the tented shows' golden age, when finding a circus flying act without aconnection to this area would have been virtually impossible"-- Provided by publisher.
 
Summary: "Describes the prominent role Bloomington-Normal played in developing aerial artists for the nineteenth- and twentieth-century circus"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [139]-148) and index.
Other Authors:
Schmitt, Mark, 1973-
ISBN:
9781609497101 (pbk.)
1609497104 (pbk.)
LCCN:
2013026775
OCLC:
ocn851035154
Accession Number:
milner.1672714
Database:
Milner Library
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