Tag Archives // Ringling Bros.Circus

Ward Hall reflects on “The Greatest Show on Earth”

[Translate] (Originally published at WLRN.org on Feb 8th, 2017) This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the end of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus has a long rich history and a colorful past full Read the full article…

The Regard of Flight – Bill Irwin, Doug Skinner and Michael O’Connor

[Translate] Now that Bill Irwin has joined forces with David Shiner again to present OLD HATS I thought it right to ‘look back’ at Bill’s earlier success. “The Regard of Flight”. The show was performed in many venues before going Read the full article…

Juggling Archives – New Series – FRANCIS BRUNN

[Translate] I realized that one of the disciplines I have photographed extensively is juggling and jugglers. I am starting this new series which I will run (every two weeks) until the wonderful JUGGLE THIS festival happens in June. Here is Read the full article…

Philippe Petit with Ringling/Barnum Bailey Circus in New Orleans

[Translate] While photographing Philippe Petit’s wire walk inside the Louisana’s Superdome in 1975 I had a chance to capture the other star of the show Mishu. I was documenting the preparation rigging for Petit’s walk in the Superdome and the circus Read the full article…

December 2009 NY Downtown Clown Revue

[Translate] This past month there was a wonderful show which actually happens every month. The New York Downtown Clown Revue. When most people think about ‘clowns’ they have this image pop into their head. The American public has had almost no exposure to Read the full article…

Emmett Kelly and Lotte Brunn at Ringling 1949.

[Translate] Francis and Lotte Brunn joined Ringling Bros. show in 1948 when they first came to this country.  They worked the Ringling show for 2 seasons and then went to the Pollack Bros. Circus. Lotte met her future husband at Read the full article…

A Very Funny Man!

[Translate] One of the funniest acts I have seen and enjoyed is Chris Allison’s side show freak CONEY ISLAND CHRIS. He mixes the zany attitude of the likes of Jerry Lewis’ nutty professor and Pee Wee Herman with a glass Read the full article…