Found 220 articles matching Entertainment category.
  • Oct 17 2011
  • 17 Oct 2011

Unloved Antiques: ‘Stradivarius’ Style Violins

The twelfth item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is the world-famous “Stradivarius Violins.” Nothing hits the popular-culture’s buttons better than the idea of a […]

  • Oct 10 2011
  • 10 Oct 2011

Tibbals Learning Center Expansion a Boon for Circus Researchers, Scholars, Historians

SARASOTA, Fla. — With the recent opening of the New Wing of the Tibbals Learning Center, the Ringling Circus Museum at The John and Mable […]

  • Sep 6 2011
  • 6 Sep 2011

Collectibles Filing System Helps Keep Circus Ephemera in Order

When I was a young boy, I decorated my bedroom walls with circus posters and cut circus pictures out of magazines to fill a scrapbook. […]

  • Jul 18 2011
  • 18 Jul 2011

Jumbo the Elephant Toys Lived Long After the Great Pachyderm Passed On

Jumbo the Elephant arrived in 1882 from England to appear as a feature attraction in The Greatest Show On Earth. But, P.T. Barnum wasn’t the […]

  • Jun 20 2011
  • 20 Jun 2011

Marilyn Monroe Costumes Go for Millions at Debbie Reynolds’ Auction

An unidentified person bidding by phone snatched up the iconic “subway grate” dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in “The Seven Year Itch,” paying $4.5 million—more […]

  • Jun 15 2011
  • 15 Jun 2011

Debbie Reynolds’ Cinema Costume and Prop Auction Offers Unique Hollywood Treasures

Remember the dress that flies up and exposes Marilyn Monroe’s legs to her waist as she stands over a New York City subway grate in […]

  • Jun 13 2011
  • 13 Jun 2011

New Circus Poster Exhibit Features Storied Strobridge Lithographs

Circus posters are highly prized by collectors. They have always been the lifeblood of circus advertising. Among the most treasured are those posters created by […]

  • May 31 2011
  • 31 May 2011

The Circus In Art

Even for circus collectors, only a privileged few will ever own an original painting by one of the great masters, but original circus art and […]

  • May 18 2011
  • 18 May 2011

Mysterious Ringling Bros. Coloring Book – Is It Authentic?

Most kids enjoy spending time coloring inside the lines of images in simple, inexpensive coloring books. Circus coloring books may be big sellers at the […]

  • Apr 4 2011
  • 4 Apr 2011

The Circus When America Was Young

The “Golden Age of the Circus” is a perplexing period of time that historians have difficulty pinpointing. One historian identified 1880 to 1918 as the […]