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Cirque Jean Richard (c1957 - 1990)



  • Existence: c1957 - 1990


Cirque Jean Richard was established in 1957 by circus performer, animal trainer, actor and theme park entrepreneur Jean Richard with the help of the Gruss family.

Jean Richard enjoyed success in all aspects of his working life and in 1972 he bought Cirque Pinder, the most renowned and biggest French circus. By 1976, he created Nouveau Cirque Jean Richard, which was renamed Cirque Medrano with permission of Jerome Medrano. Richard retired from acting in 1990 and died in 2001.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

3 Ring Circus, Caroli Family, Busch Roland, Cirque Jean Richard and Freida Semback Krone Circus Films, 1954 - 1982

Reference code: 178D13.11
Scope and Contents Paramount Pictures, BR/SRG, 1Plus. Colour and black and white, sound and background music. DVD1 3 Ring Circus film starring Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin 1954, BBC2 programming 01:57:10 mins. DVD2 'Die Caroli Familie' documentary narrated in German, showing the Caroli family acts from Circus Krone and interviews, dialogues in Italian, Cirque Jean Richard, narrated in French, showing a birthday celebration, circus acts, circus children in school, rehersals, animal acts, Cossacks, etc,...
Dates: 1954 - 1982

Circus Friends Association Collection

Reference code: NFA0122
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a large library of books and journals, as well as archival material including posters, programmes, photographs, films, handbills, research material, scrapbooks, original artwork and many other items of ephemera relating to British, Irish and European circuses

Dates: 1795 - 2020

Films, 1927 - 2007

Reference code: 178D13
Scope and Contents

Compilation of circus films showing acts on the ring as well as interviews with performers and proprietors, mainly produced by tv companies in the UK and Europe. Many of them narrated in German.

Dates: 1927 - 2007

Pinder and Jean Richard Circus Programmes, 1931 - 1979

Reference code: 178K43.647
Scope and Contents

Programmes for Circus Pinder, Jean Richard Circus, Pinder Jean Richard Circus, Pinders Royal Circus and Menagerie, Pinder's New International Circus, Pinder's Grand Imperial Circus and Pinders Big Zoo Circus containing colour illustrations and photographs on the front covers, inside black and white and colour photographs of perfomers and acts with some text including Koringa and Rogana, introduction, programme and commercial advertising.

Dates: 1931 - 1979

Pinder Jean Richard Circus Poster, c1900 - 1999

Reference code: 178R27.197
Scope and Contents

Le Geant European. Colour illustration of clown and animals.

Dates: c1900 - 1999

Programmes, c1800 - 2019

Reference code: 178K43
Scope and Contents

A collection of mainly British and international circus programmes and some variety and music hall programmes containing circus acts.

Dates: c1800 - 2019

Additional filters:

Archival Object 5
Collection 1
Acrobats 2
Aerialists 3
Animal trainers 2
Animals 5
Art 1