Discover a world of monsters and celestial creatures, of acrobats and harlequins in this exhibition catalogue. See the circus through paintings, sculptures, photographs, and videos by artists from the 18th century to the present.
Author: Jean Clair
Publisher: Yale University Press
The circus is a dazzling world filled with acrobats and harlequins, tumblers and riders, monsters and celestial creatures. Now this engaging book sets that world in a new light, examining how painters, sculptors, and photographers from the eighteenth century to the present have used the circus as a springboard for their imaginative expression and have envisioned the clown as a metaphor for the modern artist. The book presents more than 175 works by such artists as Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rouault, Picasso, Chagall, and Léger. Some of these are masterful works shown for the first time; these range from the 18-meter stage curtain Picasso designed in 1917 for Erik Satie’s ballet Parade to more intimate works such as Nadar and Tournachon’s photographs of Pierrot as played by celebrated mime Charles Debureau.
Now the Great Parade and the musical could start in earnest. And how could it
not be a Great Parade with Michael Kidd choreographing it? He'd already won
five Tonys for choreography, which is even more impressive when one realizes
Author: Peter Filichia
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Performing Arts
It was the Broadway season when Barbra Streisand demanded "Don't Rain on My Parade" and Carol Channing heard the waiters at the Harmonia Gardens say "Hello, Dolly!". From June 1, 1963 through the final day of May 31, 1964, theatergoers were offered 68 different productions: 24 new plays, 15 new comedies, 14 new musicals, 5 revivals of plays, 3 revues, 3 plays in Yiddish, 2 in French, 1 double-bill and even 1 puppet show. Peter Filichia's The Great Parade will look at what a Broadway season looked like a half-century ago analyzing the hits, the flops, the trends, the surprises, the disappointments, the stars and even how the assassination of JFK and the arrival of the Beatles affected Broadway. The Great Parade is a chronicle of a Broadway season unprecedented in the star power onstage: Barbara Streisand, Carol Channing, Claudette Colbert. Colleen Dewhurst, Hal Holbrook, Mary Martin, Christopher Plummer, Robert Preston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Jr., Carol Burnett, Tallulah Bankhead, Alec Guinness, Kirk Douglas, Albert Finney, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Richard Burton, Mary Martin, Beatrice Lillie, Hermione Gingold, Robert Redford and many more. Neil Simon and Stephen Sondheim burst on to the Broadway stage with Barefoot in the Park and Anyone Can Whistle. The '63-'64 season was one of Broadway's greatest and in The Great Parade, Peter Filichia gives us another classic.
astor Stone answered, “Well you need to take these kids and parade somewhere
else. I have work to do and cannot get it done ... He knew he didn't have much
time before the great parade would be gone. He saw his CD player at the edge of
Author: Rick Arnecke
Publisher: Author House
This story is the result of actual adventures shared with my grandchildren. These adventures allow me the opportunity to share Bible stories of God's love with them. In this story we act out the march around Jericho as we march around the church across the street. But little did we know our parade would create a problem for Pastor Stone. There are always opportunities to share life's lessons and the joy found in God's grace, if we look for them. There is nothing on earth that moves my heart more than hearing them draw closer to our creator. My hope is that this little story will open the door for your children or grandchildren to explore God's word and experience His mercy, grace and love.
A circus parade was filled with many special features that added heauty, comedy,
excitement and novelty. These features, interspersed hetween the great wagons,
helped to make the parade really unique. The circus ladies participated. Some ...
Author: Charles Philip Fox
Publisher: Courier Corporation
183 rare photographs and posters (10 in full color) from 1850s to 1920s. Ornate wagons and chariots, brass bands, elephants, camels, lions, clowns, jugglers, cowboys, Indians, much more. Authentic Americana. Detailed captions. Introduction.
Milwaukee was home to the Great Circus Parade for almost 30 years.
Author: Jim Peterson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Milwaukee was home to the Great Circus Parade for almost 30 years. Beginning in 1963 and continuing until 1972, the parade became an annual tradition, except in 1967 when the event was cancelled because of civil unrest. Revived on a smaller scale in 1980, the parade traveled between Baraboo and Chicago until it returned to Milwaukee in 1985. Each year, it grew in size and scope, gaining national prominence. The old-fashioned circus parade became an event of mammoth proportions, requiring an army of volunteers working behind the scenes.
This book consists of articles from Wikia. Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Pages: 65. Chapters: A Big Parade Of Numbers, A Big Parade of Costumes, A Bright New Day, A Friend Like You, A Great Day for Counting, A Perfectly Purple Day, A Really Cool House, A Rock N Roll Star, A Silly Hat, A Swing is a Beautiful Thing, Adventuring Around the World, Adventuring at the Fair, Alphabet Chant, Animal Parade, Animals in Motion, Anything Can Happen, BJ's Song, Baby Bop's Blankey, Backyard Gang Rap, Barney's Name Game, Barney - The Song, Barney Theme Song, Bedtime with Barney, Being Me, Being Together, Best of Friends, Big and Little, Blanket of Love, Blue Jay Blues, Books are Fun!, Brothers and Sisters are Great, Brushing My Teeth, Bubbles, By Myself, Camp WannaRunnaRound, Captain Pickles, Carnival of Numbers, Castles So High, Christmas is Our Favorite Time of Year, Clean Up! Do Our Share!, Clip, Clop Riding on a Pony, Colors All Around, Colors Make Me Happy, Count the Stars, Dino Dance, Do Some Exercise, Do You Ever Have Silly Things?, Do Your Best, Don't Be Blue, Dream, Every Animal Talks In Its Own Special Way, Every Day is Earth Day, Everybody's Got Feelings, Everybody's Happy When They Hop, Everybody Needs a Nap, Everyone is Special, Fall Song, Fiesta Song, Find The Numbers in Your House, Five Senses Song, Flowers, Flying in a Plane, Four Seasons Day, Friends Are Forever, Friendship Song, Gaggle, Giggle, Wiggle Dance, Games, Getting Ready For Bed, Good Manners, Good Morning, Growing, Growing Big and Tall, Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Dancin', Have a Snack!, Having Fun Song, Hello, Goodbye, Help Protect the Earth, Here, Kitty Kitty, Here Comes the Firetruck, Here We Go Again, Here in the Forest, Hero, Hey, Look at Me! I Can Fly!, Hi-Ho-Its-Se-Me-Yah, Honesty, Hooray! It's Your Birthday, Hooray for Moms and Dads, How Does this Thing Work?, Hula in the Morning, I'd Love to Sail, I'm Glad I Have a Brother, I'm Mother Goose, I'm a Builder, I'm a Happy Helper, I...
This was the origin of The Big Parade, the film that established its star, John
Gilbert; that vaulted Vidor from workman director to leading asset; and that
secured Thalberg's reputation as a wizard. The Big Parade would be about a
wealthy kid ...
Author: David Thomson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Performing Arts
The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen—smaller now, but ever more ubiquitous—as important as the images it carries. The Big Screen is not another history of the movies. Rather, it is a wide-ranging narrative about the movies and their signal role in modern life. At first, film was a waking dream, the gift of appearance delivered for a nickel to huddled masses sitting in the dark. But soon, and abruptly, movies began transforming our societies and our perceptions of the world. The celebrated film authority David Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media—moving from Eadweard Muybridge to Steve Jobs, from Sunrise to I Love Lucy, from John Wayne to George Clooney, from television commercials to streaming video—to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. He tracks the ways we were initially enchanted by movies as imitations of life—the stories, the stars, the look—and how we allowed them to show us how to live. At the same time, movies, offering a seductive escape from everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless and anxiety-ridden citizens trying to pursue happiness and dodge terror by sitting quietly in a dark room. Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this grand adventure of a book. Books about the movies are often aimed at film buffs, but this passionate and provocative feat of storytelling is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens—the age that, more than ever, we are living in.
They come on Thanksgiving Day to see the Macy's parade. They come on St.
Patrick's Day to get all the booze they can and, perhaps, catch a blurry glimpse of
a great parade. You know what those of us who live here do on those days?
Author: Roger Rubin
Category: Sports & Recreation
Two top authorities slug it out over the fifty hottest debates in New York sports New Yorkers are notoriously opinionated, and nothing spurs their argumentative side quite like sports. David Lennon of Newsday and Roger Rubin of The New York Daily News—two New York sportswriters, add gasoline to the fire with The Great New York Sports Debate, a raucous and spirited examination of the fifty most contentious issues in New York athletics. Longtime friends and rivals, Lennon and Rubin engage in heated debate on a wide range of topics, including: • Is George Steinbrenner good or evil? • Which athlete is the biggest villain in New York? • New York’s greatest quarterback: Namath or Simms? • Can a New Yorker like “both teams”? Touching on every aspect of New York sports—including baseball, basketball, boxing, and the New York Marathon—The Great New York Sports Debate is guaranteed to spark lively discussion among sports fans everywhere.
Many workers had taken a few days off to drink free beer while they helped their
unions prepare floats for the big parade. Laborers of all sorts packed the hall to
celebrate. Some temporary accommodation must have been worked out between
Author: William Merrell
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Henry Sampson and the Great Galveston Storm is a historic novel set in Galveston, Texas. All the action takes place in the week before and during the infamous 1900 hurricane, although there are flashbacks the famous privateer, Jean Lafitte, and his men as they bury and then protect a treasure. Galveston in 1900 was a booming, fascinating place. Wealth was being accumulated at amazing rates and new businesses and businessmen were pouring into town. Its hotels, one of which sported a five story atrium, were the finest south of St. Louis. It was also a party town. Galveston had more saloons than New Orleans. Whorehouses and society clubs occupied the same block. Politics and race relations were difficult as the post civil war Republicans (led by a black Galvestonian) reluctantly gave way to a new majority of white politicians. Black and white unions fought over control of the cotton docks where the aptly nicknamed Octopus of the Gulf, the Galveston Wharves Company, monopolized seaborne trade into all of Texas. Jack Johnson, a native Galvestonian, was beginning his legendary boxing career and famous entertainers, such as Lillie Langtry, regularly performed at Galveston's opera house. The 1900 Galveston business and social environment suit Henry Sampson, a somewhat shady (who wasn't) businessman, who has come to Galveston to seek his fortune. And he's well on his way to riches using his loose assemblage of partners, both black and white, to exploit the greed of the Galveston Wharves Company. Henry dreams of the day he will have enough money to join Galveston's upper crust and marry his girlfriend, Molly Banes. Molly is a complex creature, an uncannily accurate fortuneteller who remains unimpressed with what money (in particular Henry's) can buy. Enter three mysterious siblings (two brothers and a sister) who claim to be Lafitte's descendants and who definitely have an interesting map and some of his famous journals. The materials provide substantial clues but not the exact whereabouts of Lafitte's buried treasure. They offer Henry a piece of the fortune in return for his help in finding the treasure and getting it off the Island. While dancing a fine line with the mysterious and ever scarier siblings, Henry tracks down correspondence, meets with heirs, determines changes in the Island's topography, and reexamines Lafitte's journals. His persistence finally pays off and he determines the treasure's location - just as the 1900 hurricane hits the Island. Keywords: Galveston, Hurricane, 1900 Storm, Jack Johnson, Jean Lafitte, Lillie Langtry, Treasure, Psychic, Murder, Pirate
Ptolemy II was less bothered by internal problems but more satisfied with his
international position, and in 275 celebrated extravagantly his kingship by a great parade in Alexandria;" that is, the Galatian invasions were decisive in finally ...
Author: John D Grainger
Publisher: A&C Black
In this authoritative book John Grainger explores the foundations of Alexander's empire and why it did not survive after his untimely death in 323 BC.
THE MACEDONIAN ARMY had now massed in the great parade ground in front
of the old palace of Aegae. The sun had yet to rise. The sky was a dark blue;
some of the stars had still not vanished. All during the previous night, phalanx
Author: Paul Doherty
Publisher: Hachette UK
Alexander must fight for his throne, his father... and his life. Paul Doherty transports his readers to Ancient Greece in A Murder in Macedon - a gripping mystery featuring Alexander the Great. Perfect for fans of Gary Corby and Margaret Doody. 'If you want to know whodunit in ancient times, Doherty is your man' - Good Book Guide In the summer of 336 BC, Philip of Macedon is to celebrate his glorious reign. He has waded through a sea of blood to become master of Greece, but he also has troubles at home. He has divorced and rejected his first wife, the witch queen Olympias, while her son Alexander is the subject of a whispering campaign that he is not Philip's true heir. Philip summons all of Greece to attend his great celebration in the old capital of Aegae, but the Macedonian court is plunged into chaos and bloodshed when he is murdered by Pausanias. Alexander must fight for his rights against intrigue and treachery at home and abroad. In order to prove his own innocence, he also has to find out who was really responsible for Philip's death and why. Was Pausanias a lone assassin or acting on behalf of others? What readers are saying about A Murder in Macedon: 'A very enthralling story' 'An interesting twist' 'Paul Doherty - brilliant - nothing more to say'
... the new picture would have to depend largely on Gilbert's proved popularity.
He had been magnificent in The Merry Widow, directed by Erich von Stroheim,
and he had been a credible jaunty and good-hearted doughboy in The Big Parade ...
Author: Robert Payne
Publisher: Cooper Square Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This lavishly-illustrated tour through the film career of Greta Garbo (1905-1990) provides a biographical background of the star and an analysis of her very special mystique. Payne describes how Garbo's timeless beauty worked its magic in such films as Flesh and the Devil, Anna Christie, Mata Hari, Grand Hotel, Queen Christina, Camille, and Ninotchka. Remarkable photos show the transformation of working-class girl Greta Gustafsson into a Hollywood bit player, and later into an icon of cinema glamour.
Author: Carlo Federico ScarafiottiPublish On: 2011-10
GREAT. PARADE. Part. One. Pheeee! Pheeee! Pheeee! Corporal TestadiPera
blew his whistle more imperiously than we were used to, though we knew that in
his habit of peremptory commands he never could give any instruction in a
Author: Carlo Federico Scarafiotti
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Fun for the crippled in Paris and other stories by Carlo Federico Scarafiotti
... this woman—this gorgeous woman—singing this number that tears your heart
out—the big parade—the big parade of tears—” The big parade materializes in
the film's final number as “The Forgotten Man,” the title of the show within the film.
Author: Mark Franko
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Explores the complex relationship between dance, work and labor in the 1930s.
In late 1924 director King Vidor had told Irving Thalberg that he wanted to do a
big important film, “about any one of three subjects: steel, wheat, or war.”
Thalberg wisely chose war, and the result was The Big Parade. War films had
never really ...
Author: Eve Golden
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Performing Arts
Charming and classically handsome, John Gilbert (1897--1936) was among the world's most recognizable actors during the silent era. He was a wild, swashbuckling figure on screen and off, and accounts of his life have focused on his high-profile romances with Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, his legendary conflicts with Louis B. Mayer, his four tumultuous marriages, and his swift decline after the introduction of talkies. A dramatic and interesting personality, Gilbert served as one of the primary inspirations for the character of George Valentin in the Academy Award--winning movie The Artist (2011). Many myths have developed around the larger-than-life star in the eighty years since his untimely death, but this definitive biography sets the record straight. Eve Golden separates fact from fiction in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars, tracing the actor's life from his youth spent traveling with his mother in acting troupes to the peak of fame at MGM, where he starred opposite Mae Murray, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and other actresses in popular films such as TheMerry Widow (1925), The Big Parade (1925), Flesh and the Devil (1926), and Love (1927). Golden debunks some of the most pernicious rumors about the actor, including the oft-repeated myth that he had a high-pitched, squeaky voice that ruined his career. Meticulous, comprehensive, and generously illustrated, this book provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the silent era's greatest stars and the glamorous yet brutal world in which he lived.
The Great Parade Today is the day of the great parade. I couldn't be more excited
and proud. It is not pride for myself or my friends. No, it is pride in what we, as a
society, have achieved together over the past thirty years. In fact, the work began
Author: M. Larsson
Category: Business & Economics
One of the first books to analyze business and financial aspects of sustainable transport and fuels systems and provides novel insights for researchers, managers, and politicians who work in energy and sustainability related areas.
The ILGOs had thought up what they took to be an even-handed, fair solution:
they asked for a permit to hold a separate parade, an hour or two before the big
one. The judge said no, too big a risk of a literal meeting of the minds and bodies,
Author: Alistair Cooke
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
When Alistair Cooke retired in March 2004 and then died a few weeks later, he was acclaimed by many as one of the greatest broadcasters of all time. His Letters from America, which began in 1946 and continued uninterrupted every week until early 2004, kept the world in touch with what was happening in Cooke's wry, liberal and humane style. This selection, made largely by Cooke himself and supplemented by his literary executor, gives us the very best of these legendary broadcasts. Over half have never appeared in print before. It is a remarkable portrait of a continent - and a man.