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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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Elephants and Flying Gaonas
Elephants and Flying Gaonas
Features elephants in long mount, high wire act, the Flying Gaonas, RBBB Blue Unit.
Elkin Sisters, Three Girl Acrobatic Act, Elephant Act
Elkin Sisters, Three Girl Acrobatic Act, Elephant Act
Features Elkin Sisters three person acrobatic act, elephant act.
Elvin Bale Single Trapeze Act
Elvin Bale Single Trapeze Act
Features Elvin Bale Single Trapeze Act. Tumbling on front track, clowns.
Elvin Bale Sky Wheel
Elvin Bale Sky Wheel
Features Elvin Bale Sky Wheel. Jeanette Williams.
Elvin Bale Trapeze Act, Web Production Number, Motorcycle Act
Elvin Bale Trapeze Act, Web Production Number, Motorcycle Act
Features Elvin Bale Single Trapeze Act. Elvin is working in the web production number, motorcycle act.
Elvin Bale Trapeze Act, Web Production Number, Motorcycle Act
Elvin Bale Trapeze Act, Web Production Number, Motorcycle Act
Duplicate footage. Features Elvin Bale Single Trapeze Act. Elvin is working in the web production number, motorcycle act.
Elvin Bale Web Production Number
Elvin Bale Web Production Number
Features web production number, Elvin Bale single trapeze and center ring, chimpanzees, RBBB Red Unit.
Elvin Bale Web Production Number
Elvin Bale Web Production Number
Features web production number, Elvin Bale, single trapeze act, clown skit.
Elvin Bale Wheel Act
Elvin Bale Wheel Act
Features Elvin Bale, wheel act, perch act, bicentennial spec.
End of Flyers Finale - Gaona Family
End of Flyers Finale - Gaona Family
Features End of Flyers Finale. Flying Act. Gaona Family, Tito gaona, Finale Production Number.
European Circus Acts with RBBB, Carrillo Brothers High Wire Act
European Circus Acts with RBBB, Carrillo Brothers High Wire Act
Features european circus acts and RBBB, includes Carrillo
European Circus Travel Show Setup, Circus Ramcy, Jackie Althoff bears
European Circus Travel Show Setup, Circus Ramcy, Jackie Althoff bears
Features European circus travel show setup, show on grounds, Circus Ramcy.
European Footage, Berlin Gate, Rudy Bros. European Unit
European Footage, Berlin Gate, Rudy Bros. European Unit
Features European Footage that includes the Berlin Gate, Circus Segment at the End, Rudy Bros., European Unit, big top, wagons and equipment, West Berlin, East Berlin, Stadium.
European Travel Reel
European Travel Reel
Features European Travel.
Flying Acts, RBBB Red Unit
Flying Acts, RBBB Red Unit
Features Flying Acts, Finale, RBBB Red Unit
Flying Gaonas RBBB Blue Unit
Flying Gaonas RBBB Blue Unit
Features high wire act, Flying Gaonas Act, RBBB Blue Unit
Flying Gaonas, Clowns, Be a Clown
Flying Gaonas, Clowns, Be a Clown
Features acts including the Flying Gaonas, Clowns, Be a Clown.
Flying Gaonas, Gill Act, Finale
Flying Gaonas, Gill Act, Finale
Features Flying Gaonas, Gill Act, and finale with Gunther Gebel-Williams.
Flying Gaonas, Laylo and Ronny, Raws Triple, Opening, Clowns
Flying Gaonas, Laylo and Ronny, Raws Triple, Opening, Clowns
Features Flying Gaonas Act, finale, production number, Laylo and Ronny, Raws Triple, opening, clowns.
Flying Gaonas, Tito Gaona, Bailey Family Home
Flying Gaonas, Tito Gaona, Bailey Family Home
Features Tito Gaona of the Flying Gaonas in a production number. Includes the finale, elephants in long mount, away from the circus Bailey Family car and house, RBBB Blue Unit.

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