New York: Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, 1974. First Edition, First Printing. Folder. 9 3/4 X 12 1/4 Inches. Very Good. Item #967
Original 1974 Ringling Bros. New York Student Publications Press Conference packet. This original press kit features three stapled descriptions of the shows and the performers as well as production details, times etc. The kit also features SIX (6) original press photos, two of which are autographed. Photo signed by "Dusty" the clown (Tim Torkildson) and "T.J. Tatters" (Steve Smith) as well as Charles King, the leader of the King Charles Troupe, "the first all-Black Circus act in history." The actual inside pocket of the press folder is autographed by Antoinette Concello, "The Queen of the Air". Concello was featured in the Cecil B. DeMille classic "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952). She is noted as the most famous aerial performer of her time and the first woman to successfully complete the triple somersalt at her live shows.
Original handouts and photos in very good condition. The folder a bit worn and creased at edges. A few closed tears. Overall, a nice copy of a very rare 1970's circus press kit.