Ink From A Circus Press Agent

Ink From A Circus Press Agent

by Charles H. Day
     
 
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

Overview

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-13:
9780809513024
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
12/18/2009
Series:
Clipper Studies in the Theatre, #5
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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