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The first circus, Part 1

SUMMARY During the stone-age the Stonehenge Circus entertained cavemen and women. The circus had a dinosaur that doubled as a trampoline and tightrope for the acrobats. Illustrator and marionettist Tony Sargs Almanac series (1921-23) showcased his mastery of an archaic form, the shadow silhouette. Co-animator Herbert Dawley had produced Willis OBriens post-Edison claymations of prehistoric animals, and some influence or common interest is apparent here. The color tints are copied from an original print. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : [Dawley Prods.?, 1921]. NOTES Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Prehistoric peoples--Drama. Circus--Drama. Dinosaurs--Drama. Circus performers--Drama. Circus animals--Drama. Acrobats--Drama. Acrobatics--Drama. Stone age--Drama. Prehistoric--Silhouette animation--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 4084s1 4084s2
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