[N.p.]: Circus Magazine, 1950. Quarto, publisher's illustrated paper wraps.
"The soul of the circus...who can say...the Pied Piper whose magic tunes charm children everywhere...the promise of a joyous land...For the circus is a magnet drawing its people from far-flung lands...and their languages are as varied as the tongues of Babel. To some it is a home...to others it is fame and excitement...to man it is fortune" (Cecil B. DeMille). 1950 edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus magazine and program, illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white photos, drawings, comics, and copious advertisements in classic midcentury style (a tad sexist, with tobacco heavily endorsed, as well as oil, guns and beer!). Includes essays by American filmmaker Cecil B. Demille, legendary comedian Bob Hope, film actresses Betty Hutton and June Allyson, theatrical producer Arthur Cantor, and radio personality Don McNeil; with detailed program notes, and an index of advertisers. Cover design by prolific American illustrator James Montgomery Flagg. Light creasing and wear. Near fine. A vivid piece of midcentury Americana. Item #2244