Ink from a Circus Press Agent: An Anthology of Circus History (Borgo Literary Guides #5) (Paperback)

Ink from a Circus Press Agent: An Anthology of Circus History (Borgo Literary Guides #5) By Charles H. Day, William L. Slout (Editor) Cover Image

Ink from a Circus Press Agent: An Anthology of Circus History (Borgo Literary Guides #5) (Paperback)

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One of the most colorful breed of men in 19th-century circusdom was the press agent, whose duty was to act as "an umpire between the show and the newspapers," and promote his company's greatness in order to generate public interest in advance of the performances. Charles H. Day, one of the leading "puffers" of his time, was particularly active between 1872-87, but unlike many of his colleagues, was also published widely in the entertainment newspapers and magazines. William L. Slout has collected together the best of Day's colorful and evocative essays of 19th-century circus life, and has also added a helpful Circus Personnel Reference Roster, notes, and detailed index.
Product Details ISBN: 9780809513024
ISBN-10: 0809513021
Publisher: Borgo Press
Publication Date: December 18th, 2009
Pages: 226
Language: English
Series: Borgo Literary Guides