A history of midway attractions and the showmen who presented them on American midways from the 1870s to World War II, this fantastic, fully illustrated book showcases the manufacturers of the Polly-Moo-Zuke, the Two-Headed Giant and the Devil Fish, as well as stories of hoochie coochie dancing bears, monkeys racing miniature racecars and the strange people who made a living eating snakes. See war criminals, wax out-laws and papier mache torture victims. Learn about illusion on the midway and tricks of the trade in a journey into an age of America's last real showmen.
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(1mm x 1mm x 15mm)
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
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Author Biography - A.W. Stencell
A W Stencell is a full-time author with a particular interest in carnivals. His previous book was the critically-acclaimed Girl Show, a fascinating history of dancing carnival girls (currently available from Turnaround).