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Title
Times change: Circus boss likes it under big dome
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Woods, Jon
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1961
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
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."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00139133
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d047_f27_i15
CARL0005695277
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/68889
Subject
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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