Girl Shows

by A W Stencell
Girl Shows
  • Author(s): A W Stencell
  • Subject: Popular culture
  • Publisher: Ecw Press
  • Imprint: Ecw Press
  • Publication Date: 13-01-2000


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  • ISBN-13: 9781554903719
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A unique photo book which documents the hey-day of the Girls Shows to be found at carnivals and circuses alike. Compiled from the author's collection of photographs, postcards and illustrations featuring circus and carnival from 1900 onward and with text describing the origins of girls shows, their European and American developments, the high point after WWII and their ultimate demise in the face of men's magazines, strip clubs and x-rated videos, this is a valuable insight into a cultural phenomenon which ended in the 1970's.
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A unique photo book which documents the hey-day of the Girls Shows to be found at carnivals and circuses alike. Compiled from the author's collection of photographs, postcards and illustrations featuring circus and carnival from 1900 onward and with text describing the origins of girls shows, their European and American developments, the high point after WWII and their ultimate demise in the face of men's magazines, strip clubs and x-rated videos, this is a valuable insight into a cultural phenomenon which ended in the 1970's.

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