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09/2009, Volume 82, Issue 5
... in the second part of a series. Talburt highlights how Jerry King's childhood fascination with the unicycle in the 1910s led to King's teaching the unicycle to his son Charles as well as other aspiring performers... 
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03/2011, Volume 55, Issue 2
Lucio and Pete Cristiani did not bother to check it out before buying Floyd King's circus in 1949. In hindsight, maybe they should have looked at the vehicles... 
Cristiani, Lucio | King, Floyd | Cristiani, Pete
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03/2011, Volume 55, Issue 2
In 1950, the Bailey Bros. Circus' train was raided by the Langdale County and city police in Antigo, WI, in which 17 slot machines were confiscated. Two circus... 
Davenport, Ben | Cristiani, Pete
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11/2010, Volume 54, Issue 6
In part one of a series, Paraito "Pete" Cristiani, one of 10 siblings of a circus family, remembers how a severe injury to his leg from a fire on a circus... 
Cristiani, Pete
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01/2011, Volume 55, Issue 1
Excerpts from Connie Clausen's 1961 memoir "I Love You Honey, But I'm Going Back to the Circus" are presented as they relate to equestrian Pete Cristiani, with... 
Clausen, Connie | Cristiani, Pete
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09/2009, Volume 53, Issue 5
Darrell "Hawk" Hawkins is profiled as Talburt chronicles his work in the circus after joining up in 1987 at the age of 58... 
Hawkins, Darrell | Hawkins, Deloris
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11/2010, Volume 54, Issue 6
During the financially disatrous 1938 circus season, the epic battle between Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus executive John Ringling North and union... 
Barnes, Al G | North, John Ringling | Beatty, Clyde
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11/2008, Volume 52, Issue 6
.... Circus of the 1940s, Talburt says he came across vague references to an alleged murder on the show during its 1948 tour... 
Carlisle, Hurley B | Petit, William "Butch" | Davenport, Ben | Philippus, Gerry | Cristiani, Norma Davenport | Hall, Ward
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03/2010, Volume 83, Issue 2
Peggy King, who performs as "Peggy the Clown," is profiled. King graduated from the Ringling Clown College in 1977 and toured with the Ringling Brothers and... 
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03/2010, Volume 83, Issue 2
The Mitch Glazer film "Passion Play" is highlighted with a focus on the participation by Ward Hall, C.M. "Chris" Christ and the World of Wonders sideshow in... 
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07/2009, Volume 82, Issue 4
...  story and photos from Lane Talburt except as noted Editor's Note: page 19 of the May-June White Tops has pictures of Donald "Key Wash" Stewart, Reverend Bill... 
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05/2009, Volume 53, Issue 3
Charlie Gerald Smith, whose 39-year career with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus included the job of trainmaster from 1966-1981, died... 
Smith, Kitty | Smith, Charlie Gerald
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03/2009, Volume 53, Issue 2
Pat Long, who worked as a "candy butcher" or concession seller for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus and the Sells-Floto Circus, is profiled. She... 
Long, Pat
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07/2007, Volume 51, Issue 4
Wild animal trainer-performer Manuel "Junior" Ruffin is profiled, as Talburt examines the formative years of his circus career after his work with mentor Clyde Beatty... 
Ruffin, Manuel "Junior" | Beatty, Clyde
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07/2008, Volume 81, Issue 4
Maudie Lou Flippen, the first female graduate of the Ringling Clown College who finished the program in 1970 and joined the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and... 
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07/2008, Volume 52, Issue 4
In part four of a series of articles on Norma Davenport Cristiani, once featured as the world's youngest elephant trainer on the long-defunct Daily Brothers... 
Louis, Joe | Hammill, Harry | Davenport, Ben | Autry, Doug | Cristiani, Norma Davenport
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05/2008, Volume 81, Issue 3
Clown Peggy Williams is profiled. She graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus' Clown College and was the first female graduate of the... 
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05/2008, Volume 52, Issue 3
In part three of a series, circus performer Norma Davenport Critsiani is profiled. She was billed in 1944 as "the world's youngest elephant trainer at age 13."... 
Davenport, Eva | Davenport, Ben | Cristiani, Norma Davenport
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03/2008, Volume 81, Issue 2
Ringmaster Chris Connors is profiled. He has been a ringmaster for ten years, and the 2008 season will mark his seventh as the performance director and... 
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03/2008, Volume 81, Issue 2
Veteran sideshow owner Ward Hall who co-operates the only surviving "10-in-1" sideshow on tour at fairs and on carnival midways, is featured. Hall shares his... 
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