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Buster Bailey Film Collection

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Buster Bailey was a circus fan, amateur cinematographer and much more. Bailey was a familiar face on the circus lot and was given full access to a variety of circuses, including Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, AL G. Barnes Circus, Clyde Beatty Circus, Amsterdam Circus, Moscow Circus, Russian Ice Show and Circus Benneweis. These circuses are captured in this film collection.

There is footage of circus life in towns across America, including scenes of winter quarters, trains loading and unloading, the back yard, animal acts, spec productions, tumbling acts, clown gags, trapeze and web numbers, and much more. Bailey’s tours of European circus parks, the circus parades in Baraboo, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois, and the Circus hall of Fame in Sarasota, Florida, are also captured in this collection.

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100 Anniversary Finale
100 Anniversary Finale
Features production numbers including Ray Cutter's Little Car, high dive from top of building to arms of two men, RBBB Blue Unit.
100th Anniversary Party Finale, Greatest Birthday Party On Earth
100th Anniversary Party Finale, Greatest Birthday Party On Earth
Features Finale of the 100th Anniversary, Greatest Birthday Party Earth, lighting of cake, performers.
Aerial Motorcycles, Lou Jacobs, RBBB Red Unit
Aerial Motorcycles, Lou Jacobs, RBBB Red Unit
Features a continuation of the aerial short clip aerial motorcycle act, Lou Jacobs with a dog dressed as a rabbit also known as the hunting gag. RBBB Red Unit.
Aerial Perch Act, Aerial Head Balancing Act
Aerial Perch Act, Aerial Head Balancing Act
Features aerial perch act, aerial head balancing act.
Animal Display, Spec, RBBB Blue Unit
Animal Display, Spec, RBBB Blue Unit
Features an animal display, spec, bear act, lion and tiger display, RBBB Blue Unit.
Balkanski and Baker Acts
Balkanski and Baker Acts
Features a continuation of the Balkanski head balancing act, Liberty Horses, Bill Baker, RBBB Blue Unit.
Barbara Bailey New Jersey Home, Flying Gaonas
Barbara Bailey New Jersey Home, Flying Gaonas
Features Barbara Bailey in the snow at New Jersey home. Flying Gaonas, finale.
Barbara Bailey with Kids at Palisade Park, Part I
Barbara Bailey with Kids at Palisade Park, Part I
Features Barbara Bailey with kids on amusement rides at Palisade Park.
Barbara Bailey with Kids at Palisade Park, Part II
Barbara Bailey with Kids at Palisade Park, Part II
Features Barbara Bailey with niece, Judy, at Palisade Park. Nocks Sway Pole Act.
Bareback Cossack Riders
Bareback Cossack Riders
Features opening, bareback cossack riders.
Bear Act on High Wire
Bear Act on High Wire
Features bear act on high wire.
Beatty-Cole Midway
Beatty-Cole Midway
Features Beatty-Cole, midway, George, sideshow, clowns, web production number, high wire act., George segment overexposed.
Beatty-Cole, Captain Freddie Logan Elephant Act Part I, RBB Red Unit
Beatty-Cole, Captain Freddie Logan Elephant Act Part I, RBB Red Unit
Features short clip of Beatty-Cole and Captain Freddie Logan in Elephant Act. Other acts include RBBB Red Unit, three-person trapeze, clowns, jugglers, giant swing, Liberty Horses.
Bi-Centennial, spec, Wolfgang Holzmair, Gunther Gebel-Williams
Bi-Centennial, spec, Wolfgang Holzmair, Gunther Gebel-Williams
Features bi-cenntenial, spec, Wolfgang Holzmair Lion Act, Kid Unicycle Act, Gunther Gebel-Williams, elephants, horses, tigers, RBBB Red Unit, aerial act.
Big Dragon Chinese Production Numbers
Big Dragon Chinese Production Numbers
Features Big Dragon Chinese production numbers, Chinese acrobats, ladder act, Dragon, aeros.
Bill Pruyn band, Flying Waynes, GSE Birthday Party
Bill Pruyn band, Flying Waynes, GSE Birthday Party
Features Bill Pruyn band leader, flying act, Flying Waynes Act, teeterboard act, finale is the Greatest Show on Earth Birthday Party, RBBB Blue Unit, Archie
Billy and Tommy Baker Pony Trail with Michu, Ronk, Balkanski
Billy and Tommy Baker Pony Trail with Michu, Ronk, Balkanski
Features Billy and Tommy Baker Pony Trail, camel-pony display, Michu, little person, Harold Ronk production number, aerial, Balkanski head balancing act, RBBB Blue Unit
Block High Wire Act, Beatty-Cole
Block High Wire Act, Beatty-Cole
Features Block High Wire Act, Beatty-Cole.
Bo Bo Barnett Dog Act, Juggling Act
Bo Bo Barnett Dog Act, Juggling Act
Features Bo Bo Barnett dog act, juggling act.
Camels, Chimpanzees, low wire display, RBBB Red Unit II
Camels, Chimpanzees, low wire display, RBBB Red Unit II
Features Camels, Chimpanzees, low wire display, RBBB Red Unit II.

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