Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo? (Hardcover)
Before the days of TV, DVDs, and video games, there was the circus. When it came to town, businesses and schools would shut down. Folks would gather round, for there, right in front of their eyes, was drama, action, and intrigue. There was the grace ofthe bareback rider, the daring of the acrobat, the strangeness of the snake lady, and the delight of the dancing pigs.
Vintage-style circus posters capture the weird and the wonderful while fascinating sidebars reveal historical truths behind America’s circuses. What was it like when the circus came to town? This book, illustrated in rich oils, gives us a ringside seat.
What better way to evoke the Big Top's historical enticements? . . . Step right up.
Today's readers may be as entranced by Beccia's depictions of such spectacles as their forebearers were by the real thing.
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