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The Greatest Shows on Earth: A Century of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals

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Synopsis

The story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts and fairground attractions. Rarities and never-before seen footage of fairgrounds, circus entertainment, freak shows, variety performances, music hall and seaside entertainment are chronicled from the 19th and 20th century - early shows that wowed the world and home movies of some of the greatest circus families at a time when the most outlandish, skillful and breathtaking acts traveled the world.
Created in collaboration with The University of Sheffield’s National Fairground Archive.

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
70 mins
Director
Benedikt Erlingsson
Producer
Vanessa Toulmin, Heather Croall, Mark Atkin, Margret Jonasdottir

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Production Company

Iceland, UK coproduction

Sagafilm
Margret Jonasdottir
margret@sagafilm.is
http://www.sagafilm.is