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Sawdust and Spangles
Description: Circus performers prepare for opening day by practicing their skills.
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Clip #: TFA-297C
Length: 4:03
Year: 1928
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Circus
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1920s, circus, circus performers, Leaping Algerians, male and female acrobats standing on each other's shoulders in formation, female acrobat doing many successive cartwheels in a row, monkey holding onto pony’s tail and performing tricks, trainer working with Bengal tiger to perform tricks, elephants balancing on stools, group of horses being directed by trainer to rear and gallop in circle, tightrope walker, tightrope walking, acrobat climbing stairs on his head, male acrobat balancing upside down holding hands with another acrobat, seal bouncing ball on its nose, clowns affixing fake head to donkey’s rear-end and covering its real head to appear in reverse, male and female clowns and actors wearing different costumes, dancing men wearing grass skirts, clowns applying makeup, parade / procession of elephants and costumed performers into big tent while crowds of spectators watch, costumed performers talking to spectators

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