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The First Circus (1921)

- October 13, 2015 in alcohol, animation, circus, dinosaur, monkeys, prohibition, puppets, tony sarg

Two animations by Tony Sarg: one an untitled film critiquing the Prohibition of the 20s via the medium of drunk monkeys, the other a series of humorous scenes depicting a circus.

The First Circus (1921)

- October 13, 2015 in alcohol, animation, circus, dinosaur, monkeys, prohibition, puppets, tony sarg

Two animations by Tony Sarg: one an untitled film critiquing the Prohibition of the 20s via the medium of drunk monkeys, the other a series of humorous scenes depicting a circus.

The Knife-Throwing Mother and her Children (1950s)

- September 3, 2012 in circus, Films, Films: 1950s, Films: Clip, Films: Documentary, Films: Ephemeral, knife throwing, non-article, texas



The knife-thrower Louella Gallagher throws knives at her daughters Connie Ann, 5, and Colleena Sue, 2.5 yrs old, in Austin, Texas. As the newscaster comments: “…Evidently Colleena Sue has more trust in Mother’s aim than the audience has. It takes a steady eye and a stout heart to heave knives at the apple of your eye, but this female William Tell has no qualms and plenty of faith…” A Universal newsreel story from the Prelinger Archives.

Download from Internet Archive

(Hat tip to Pinterest user Jen Hill through whom we first saw the film).

Note this film is in the public domain in the US, but may not be in other jurisdictions. Please check its status in your jurisdiction before re-using.










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