Side Show

Side Show

My Life With Geeks, Freaks & Vagabonds in the Carny Trade

Book - 2001
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Cultural Writing. Memoir. Howard Bone was a sideshow magician virtually his whole working life. During a long, eventful, and adventurous career he lived every aspect of outdoor show business in its golden era. SIDE SHOW captures the flavor of those boisterous times -- the characters, the scenes, the scams, the dodges, the joys and sorrows of carny ways as only an insider could know them. An appealing, amusing and down and dirty glimpse into the rarely depicted nether regions of show business -- Ricky Jay, magician, actor, and author.
Publisher: Northville, Mich. : Sun Dog Press, c2001.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780941543286
Branch Call Number: 791.3509 BONE H
Characteristics: xvi, 137 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Waldron, Daniel G. 1925-


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This informally written, conversational memoir provides an insider perspective to carny life from sideshow magician Howard Bone. It is a fast-paced, fun read filled with side show terminology and slang.

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