Found 217 articles matching Entertainment category.
  • 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 […]

  • Mar 22 2011
  • 22 Mar 2011

Another Year’s Worth of Collectibles at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Each March, I spend a three days at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, hunting circus memorabilia for my collection. Last March, I wrote an article […]

  • Mar 8 2011
  • 8 Mar 2011

A Circus Collector’s Connect-the-Dots Find: Paul Anka Promotional Postcards

Totally unexpected, there in the middle of a shoebox full of postcards, were several promotional postcards for pop singer Paul Anka. I was at an […]

  • Feb 7 2011
  • 7 Feb 2011

Mail-Order Circus: The Greatest Show on Earth in Cardboard Miniature

Twenty-five cents and two box tops from Lever products and once got you a 35-piece, punch-out circus by mail; and not just any circus, mind […]