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Times change: Circus boss likes it under big dome
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Woods, Jon
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Photograph article dated September 21, 1961 partially reads, "Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus officially opened at the Sports Arena Wednesday night before a near-capacity crowd. There were clowns in ragged clothes, huge shoes, red noses. Musical spectacles. Tonto, the lion, Harold Alzana, the man who defies death and gravity on his high wire. Hotdogs and cotton candy. Beautiful girls in spangled tights, elephants and acrobats and Galla Shawn cavorting on her high, unprotected swinging trapeze. Tigers, bears, dogs and ponies. Bareback riding troupes. Juggling cyclists. 'The Greatest Show on Earth.' It ends Oct. 1." Photograph caption reads, "Tonto, the lion, relaxes between acts - He's vicious and wild in the ring of wild animals."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
Ringling Brothers
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Circus performers--California--Los Angeles
Circus animals--California--Los Angeles
Circus--California--Los Angeles
Animal cages--California--Los Angeles
Animals--California--Los Angeles
Lion--California--Los Angeles
Valley Times Collection photographs

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