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The Resource The Bloomington-Normal circus legacy : the golden age of aerialists, Maureen Brunsdale and Mark Schmitt

The Bloomington-Normal circus legacy : the golden age of aerialists, Maureen Brunsdale and Mark Schmitt

Label
The Bloomington-Normal circus legacy : the golden age of aerialists
Title
The Bloomington-Normal circus legacy
Title remainder
the golden age of aerialists
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Brunsdale and Mark Schmitt
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Starting in the 1870s, the barns, icehouses, gymnasiums and empty theaters of central Illinois provided the practice sites for aerial performers whose names still command reverence in the annals of American circus history. Meet Fred Miltimore and the Green Brothers, runaways from the Fourth Ward School who became the first Bloomington-born flyers. Watch Art Concello, a ten-year-old truant, become first a world-class flyer, then a famous trapeze impresario, and finally Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus's most successful general manager. The entire art of the trapeze--instruction, training, performance and management--became a Bloomington-Normal industry during the tented shows' golden age, when finding a circus flying act without a connection to this area would have been virtually impossible"--
  • "Describes the prominent role Bloomington-Normal played in developing aerial artists for the nineteenth- and twentieth-century circus"--
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Brunsdale, Maureen
Dewey number
791.309773/59
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1803
LC item number
.B78 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schmitt, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Circus
  • Circus
  • Aerialists
  • Aerialists
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Circus
Label
The Bloomington-Normal circus legacy : the golden age of aerialists, Maureen Brunsdale and Mark Schmitt
Link
9781609497101.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [139]-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn851035154
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781609497101
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013026775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851035154
Label
The Bloomington-Normal circus legacy : the golden age of aerialists, Maureen Brunsdale and Mark Schmitt
Link
9781609497101.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [139]-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn851035154
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781609497101
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013026775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851035154

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