Wednesday, December 12, 2007

CUBAN CHRISTMAS RINGLING ALLEY VIDEO 1950s: THE RAREST OF THE RARE!


I've just received extremely rare video of the clowns of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performing a Christmas themed number during one the Ringling show's trips to Havana, Cuba during the 1950s. This comes from the estate of a very well known American circus collector and archivist. I am almost certain from it's pristine condition that, other than it's video transfer, this footage has gone unseen since the 1950s.

The footage features Lou Jacobs, Felix Adler, Paul Jung and Otto Griebling.

This number was revived briefly by Jackie LeClaire for the John Ringling North-produced Continental Circus during the holiday season of the 1964 New York World's Fair.

Please click the title of this post for the link to the video. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I understand this was the routine they developed after the soldier gag was banned by John Ringling North.
Hysterically funny!
Happy Holidays, Pat and everyone else at clownalley.net!!
Sandy

Mr. Lee said...

Excellant Pat! Happy holidays to you and tours..

Anonymous said...

Funny Stuff...Happy Holidays!

-Greg & karen