Sideshow: Alive on the Inside

Sideshow: Alive on the Inside

Director: Lynn Dougherty

Cast: Lynn Dougherty, Jason Alexander

     
 

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Sideshow: Alive on the Inside delves into the lives of former "freaks" who populated the sideshows of carnivals for years, until their treatment was deemed inhumane. This production, however, takes a somewhat different perspective. Rather than a scathing exposé, it offers insight into what happened in the performers' lives off-stage rather than on. There's

Overview

Sideshow: Alive on the Inside delves into the lives of former "freaks" who populated the sideshows of carnivals for years, until their treatment was deemed inhumane. This production, however, takes a somewhat different perspective. Rather than a scathing exposé, it offers insight into what happened in the performers' lives off-stage rather than on. There's Jeanie Tomaini, who, born with nothing below her waist, was known as the "Half-Woman," and Percilla, or "Monkey Girl," whose entire body is covered in hair. Both of these women married their co-workers -- human giants -- and led relatively normal lives outside of their profession. Also included is a wide variety of archival footage, which features old-time sideshow attractions such as Zip the Pinheaded Man, Siamese twins, the Human Pincushion, bearded ladies, and many more.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
UPC:
0014381019322
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

World's Smallest: Frieda Pushnik; Includes photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start [3:31]
2. The Only Living Half-Girl: Jeanie Tomaini [9:48]
3. In the Beginning [2:21]
4. Showtown [1:53]
5. Melvin Burkhart: The Human Blockhead [1:14]
6. Pretty as a Picture [1:48]
7. King of the Sideshow [3:37]
8. Schlitze the Pinhead & Harold Huge: The Fat Man [2:42]
9. The Photo Craze [2:40]
10. The Twins: Ronnie & Donnie Galyon [4:20]
11. Siamese Twins [2:56]
12. The Amazement Business [6:23]
13. World's Tallest: Sandy Allen [5:23]
14. Rise of the Carnival [5:25]
15. The Monkey Girl: Percilla Bejano [9:42]
16. Lobster Boy: Grady Stiles, Jr. [6:06]
17. Freak Out [4:39]
18. The Working Acts [4:48]
19. State of the Art [4:52]
20. Coney Island [4:43]
21. A Lost Art [1:30]
22. Sideshow of the Future [4:58]
23. The Wolf Boys [6:28]
24. The End of the Show [1:10]
25. End Credits [:51]

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