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sideshow

a small show or entertainment offered in conjunction with a larger attraction, as at a circus or fair
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Hoppings sideshows ranged from George Gracie, known as the"'Gentle Giant", who was 7ft 3in, and with a 56in chest and waist, a 21in collar and size 18 shoes, to Gilbert Chadwick Sr and his animals including a sheep with six legs and a bull with five legs, six feet and two tails.
Crowds will be entertained by musicians such as Spark, The LED Drummers, Cornalusa and Cigo; stilt-walkers The Dapper Chaps; the Sarakasi Acrobats; and entertainers Sideshow Stevie and Art Prometheus, among others.
IN THE FILM "Lawrence of Arabia," Sir Donald Wolfit, playing the acerbic General Murray, remarks that, in light of the panorama of the World War, fighting the Turks in the Arabian Desert is no more than "a sideshow of a sideshow.
Rhyl's reborn Butterfly Girl and other sideshows will be situated at Showzam Central, a special zone within Blackpool's famous Winter Gardens complex, that will be packed with free entertainment, live magic shows, cabaret, exhibitions and more during the festival.
Davidson later turned his story into a carnival sideshow, culminating with a very final presentation from within a lion's den at Skegness.
SON OF A GUN Richard Harries from The Arizona Rangers' sideshow
4) The voyeuristic gaze, the audience, and the exaggeration of otherness reinforce the relationship between films and carnivals, sites of entertainment traditionally marketed as educational venues: "The social origins of the cinema were schizophrenic, traceable both to the 'high' culture of science and literature and to the 'low' culture of sideshows and nickelodeons" (Shohat and Stare 105).
There will be stalls, sideshows and refreshments, a fun dog show with a variety of classes, a parade of rescue dogs and tours of the centre.
He learned to swallow swords and eat fire, and performed at Hubert's Museum and Flea Circus in New York City in the 1940s before becoming a ``talker,'' one of the glib pitchmen who lured passers-by into Coney Island sideshows.
A century ago, people flocked to sideshows to ogle at oddities like two-headed snakes and bearded ladies.
Sideshows are nothing if not lessons in great marketing and teamwork.
In the end, "Vision and Reality" was like the opening of a new shopping center: With ticker tape, sideshows, and lots of goods on offer, your kicks were guaranteed.