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Human cannonball

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

Circus Life No. 3, Whirlings, Circus and Vintage Thrill Makers 'Circus Edition' Films, c1927 - 1989

Reference code: 178D13.5
Scope and Contents Vintage Video Productions, Peak Film Productions. Colour and black and white, sound and background music. DVD 1 'I Want to be a Lion Tamer', documentary narrated in English by Zac Radcliffe who talk about life in Whirlings circus, shows the circus travelling, setting up, acts in the ring and back stage scenes c1980s, 'Here's the Circus' documentary, scenes in black and white, narrated in English, c1950s-c1960s, 'American Circus Life Vol 2', black and white scenes of circus performers,...
Dates: c1927 - 1989

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