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British Circus, The: 1898 - 1972

Synopsis
This compilation of films presents a comprehensive overview of the British Circus starting with 1898 footage of the Barnum and Bailey Circus arriving in Sunderland. Many circus companies are subsequently featured including Tom Arnold’s Harringay Circus, Billy Smart’s Circus and Bertram Mills, famous for their enormous Christmas Circus extravaganzas at Olympia. There is also a 1938 visit to a circus skills training academy in France that gives an insight into the arduous and dedicated training involved.

DVD extras include: CIRCUS FROM NEW YORK AND GERMANY (Newsreel Report, 1936); CIRCUS FROM AUSTRALIA (Newsreel Report, 1938); HERE COMES THE CIRCUS (USA, 10 mins, 1942); THE CIRCUS ARRIVES (Newsreel Report, 1972)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
animal behaviour; circus; entertainment business; newsreel films

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
181 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Cherry Red Records

Web
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Phone
020 7371 5844
Fax
020 7384 1854
Address
Unit 17
First Floor
Eysium Gate West
126-128 New King’s Road
London
SW6 4LZ

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