Submitted by Member on 4/4/2004
printed in the September/October 1999 issue of THE WHITE TOPS.
These videos may be borrowed from
the CIRCUS FANS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, Education Committee, by schools
for use in teaching about the circus. Borrowers are asked to pay return
postage and to return the videos as soon as they are used. Please list the
videos you would like in order of preference, and mail your request to:
29 Damon Street
Fall River, MA 02720-0388
121st EDITION OF RINGLING-BARNUM Features the
highlights of the 121st edition of the show with Italian clown David
Larible. (30 minutes)
200 YEARS OF CIRCUS IN AMERICA A
history of the circus in America, from its earliest beginning to the
present. Includes rare archival footage as well as interviews with circus
people (95 minutes)
ALL AMERICAN MUD SHOWS Vols. 1 &
2. these two videos capture a number of small to medium size circuses that
operated in the 1950's through the 1980's. (2 hours per tape)
ALPHABET FACTORY AT THE CIRCUS Spend
a day at the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus. See the big top go up. Get a
behind the scenes look at the circus. This video is good for ages 2 and
BARNUM'S BIG TOP The video tells the
story of the circus in its golden era, the last of the 19th century and
the early 20th century. Using archival films, photographs and interviews,
the video examines America's love affair with the circus.
BE A CLOWN - I A trip behind the
scenes at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. Learn
about make-up and clown skills from two master clowns. (80 minutes)
BIG CATS OF THE BIG TOP See some of
the greatest lion and tiger acts of all time and meet legendary trainers
Gunther Gebel Williams and Wade Burck. (60 minutes)
CANINE CUNNING Famed dog trainer,
Eric Braun, and his family teach you how to teach your dog to do circus
tricks. (60 minutes)
CIRCUS NOSTALGIA NO. 1 Shows the
Sarasota winter quarters of Ringling as well as several circuses of the
1930s. Also featured is a "You Are There" TV segment on P.T. Barnum.
CIRCUS NOSTALGIA NO. 2 This video
starts with scenes from the Buffalo Bill-Pawnee Bill show and ends with a
comedy piece of the Marx Brothers singing "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." (60
CIRCUS NOSTALGIA NO. 3 Opens with
the Barnes/Sells-Floto show in 1938 and ends with a great piece on circus
greats Alfredo Codona and Antionette Concello (60 minutes)
CIRCUS with Emmett Kelly and MAN ON
THE FLYING TRAPEZE with George Plimpton These are two one-hour programs
that originally appeared on television. In CIRCUS, Emmett Kelly serves as
narrator for a look at the tented circus. In Man on the Flying Trapeze,
Plimpton learns how to fly while traveling with the Clyde Beatty-Cole
Bros. Circus. (120 minutes)
CIRCUS WORLDS This tape has footage
of the now defunct Circus World in Haines City, FL, and the Circus World
Museum in Baraboo, WI. It shows two different operations and it is
interesting to compare the two.
ELEPHANTS AND CHERRY PIE This is an
Emmy Award winning film about the Carson & Barnes Circus. This
behind-the-scenes documentary spends 24 hours with the big Carson &
Barnes 5-Ring Circus.
HAVE YOU MET OUR FOUR LEGGED FAMILY
Introduces you to the animals that work in the circus. See how they are
cared for in a behind the scenes look at the Carson & Barnes Circus.
MODERN DAY CIRCUSES This tape has
footage of the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus, Circus Vargas, the L.A.
Circus and the Pickle Family Circus. The first two are tenters; the other
two play outdoors.
QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANTS Embark on a
300 mile journey with author Mark Shand and Parbati Barua, India's only
female elephant driver and trainer. This excellent video shows the plight
of the Asian elephant as its habitat shrinks. It also points up the long
working relationship of man and elephant in India.
RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM &
BAILEY CIRCUS 123rd EDITION This shows highlights of the 1993-1994 show.
This show featured kids in the performance. The end of the video has some
excellent shots of the two baby elephants born in captivity. Also
included, are shots of the circus train and the circus schoolroom.
RINGLING-BARNUM #1 Scenes of the
famous circus in the 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's.
RINGLING-BARNUM #2 More scenes of
this famous circus in the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's.
RINGLING-BARNUM #3 More historical
footage of this show with scenes from the 1930's through the 1970's. The
latter includes some great Ringling shows in buildings.
RUN AWAY WITH THE CARSON &
BARNES CIRCUS This video gives you the chance to meet the people who make
up the circus.
SPONSORING A CIRCUS This is a
four-set package of videos that show you how to go about sponsoring the
Carson & Barnes Circus.
THE MOSCOW CIRCUS -- ANIMALS UNDER
THE BIG TOP This video, like the previous one, shows animal acts of the
Moscow Circus -- monkeys, elephants, horses, seals and more. (30 minutes)
THE MOSCOW CIRCUS -- DANCING BEARS
AND MORE This film features animals and their trainers from the world
famous Moscow Circus. Included are Cossack riders, dancing bears, camels,
and more. (30 minutes)
THE MOST DEATH DEFYING ACTS OF ALL
TIME Rare film footage reveals circus history's most incredible acts.
Several modern-day thrill acts are also featured. (60 minutes)
WINTERQUARTERS This award winning
film shows several modern circuses as they get ready for a new circus
season. This is an interesting and seldom seen aspect of the circus.
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