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ISBN:0945367155
Author: Randy Johnson,Jim Secreto,Teddy Varndell,Glen C. Davies,Steve Gilbert,Johnny Meah,John Polacsek,Dale Slusser,Lisa Stone
ISBN13: 978-0945367154
Title: Freaks, Geeks & Strange Girls: Sideshow Banners of the Great American Midway
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Language: English
Category: History and Criticism
Publisher: Hardy Marks Pubns; First Edition edition (October 1, 1995)
Pages: 168

Freaks, Geeks & Strange Girls: Sideshow Banners of the Great American Midway by Randy Johnson,Jim Secreto,Teddy Varndell,Glen C. Davies,Steve Gilbert,Johnny Meah,John Polacsek,Dale Slusser,Lisa Stone



Start by marking Freaks, Geeks, and Strange Girls: Sideshow Banners of the Great American Midway as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Randy Johnson, Teddy Varndell. 50 archival black-and-white photos of sideshows provide a historical context for t Freaks, Geeks, and Strange Girls presents a colorful history of the carnival sideshow and its distinctive banner art. With 100 color photographs, the book lovingly surveys this now vanished icon of early rural America, counterpointing classic freak show art with contemporary interpretations. 50 archival black-and-white photos of sideshows provide a historical context for the banner illustrations.

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Freaks, Geeks, and Strange Girls: Sideshow Banners of the Great American Midway. by Randy Johnson, Teddy Varndell, Jim Secreto. Published September 28th 1996 by Hardy Marks Publications (first published 1995).

Freaks, geeks & strange girls : sideshow banners of the Great American Midway is an anthology of perspectives on the history of the sideshow including its social aspects with accompanying sideshow banner art. Many might argue that perhaps it isn’t the most positive side of humanity that we did (and still do) pay money to see representations of the grotesque or as society would put it bluntly- freaks. Randy Johnson, Jim Secreto, Teddy Varndell ; contributions from Glen C. Davies. Thanks to Alison Harris, Santo Domingo Project Manager, for contributing this post.

168pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. 45367-19-8 Inventory Number: 023938.

This is a colourful history of the carnival sideshow and its distinctive banner art. With one hundred colour photographs, the book lovingly surveys this now vanished icon of early rural America, counterpointing classic freak show art with contemporary interpretations. Fifty archival black-and-white photos of sideshows provide a historical context for the banner illustrations. Randy Johnson, Johnny Meah. Paperback 180 pages.

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Book by Johnson, Randy, Secreto, Jim, Varndell, Teddy
Reviews: 7
Haal
This book is a very nice find and a great shout out to a unique form of folk art. Most of the photos cover a full page and the titles are fun as well. I like that most of them contain the word ALIVE in one corner to counter any thought that you would be viewing a mock up. The ignorance about the spelling of foreign names was rather amusing. Fiji becomes FEEGEE. I guess as long as it was far enough away so that no one seeing the show had been there, any imaginable monstrosity could be presented as normal in another part of the world. Some of the oddest banners were near the back where banners celebrated the horrors of drug abuse by inviting you to come in and witness whose who have been afflicted...for a price...even though the banner claims it is a public service rather than "entertainment".
Best West
I was extremely pleased to receive this book in only 4 days and in the condition described. My partner had seen this book on Sex and the City and said she would love to have it.. our Anniversary is this weekend.. ordered Tuesday and received today.. just in time for our weekend getaway. Rate a 5! (would rate a 10 if it had an option)
August
Great product and service, highly recommend
Zeus Wooden
love me some sideshow
Nalme
fun book great contents
Dancing Lion
The authors and other contributors to this remarkable "museum" of side show art and history know of what they speak. It was, and in some cases still is, their world. Don Ed Hardy is a tattoo artist of note, Lisa Stone a free lance snake handler, Jim Secreto a long time collector of fairground art, Johnny Meah a banner painter, a sword swallower, fire eater and circus clown, Randy Johnson created two sideshow banner exhibitions. This book grew out of their institutional memory of, participation in, and love and respect for the carnival life.

Here see in full color Otis the Frog Boy, Nuba The Ferocious Black Leopard, Chief Roongwa, Formerly Witch Doctor of the Ubangi[s], the Only 3 Legged Football Player in the World and Roberta-Ray, Two Bodies and One Head Alive [and topless]. Human oddities galore, acts demonstrating amazing strength, contortionists of superhuman powers, snake charmers, human pin-cushions, the world's smallest mother and largest woman.

The black and white photographs are as captivating as the oddities portrayed in the banners. The frontispiece is a photograph of the entire troupe of Ackley's Independent Shows posed against a background of banners for three of their features. Significantly none of the 75 people in the photo look at all like those one might expect to find in a freak show.

The press release photo of a smiling Gene Tunney holding Ike & Mike, the carnival midget twins of great renown, is among my favorites. It demonstrates the difference between what was real on the midway (e.g. Ike & Mike) and what was fantasy (e.g. the Fee Gee Mermaid). Photographs, including those of the fabulously tattooed men and women that introduce the chapter titled "Totally Tattooed - Self-Made Freaks of the Circus and Sideshow" are pictures of living, breathing human beings. If you entered the tent of a glamorous tattooed woman, she might be coy about it, but she wouldn't be wearing any clothes, and you could judge (ogle) for yourself whether the tattoos were authentic.

The text that accompanies the introduction and each of the book's eight chapters is useful and authoritative, bringing life to the accompanying illustrations of the banners, the midways and the sideshow actors and actresses discussed. There are four two-page pull outs including one that provides a thirty-three inch long panoramic daytime view of a carnival lot during the heyday of the midway. Regrettably, these shows no longer exist despite recent efforts to bring them back. For now then, this splendid book will have to do.

Endnote. Originally published in Honolulu by Hardy Marks publications in both a cloth bound (1994 or 1995) and the trade paperback edition (reviewed here) (1996), the rights to the book were subsequently acquired by Last Gasp Books. That company reissued the book with a new ISBN number in 2004. Judging by the cover photographs, it is identical to the original and still available from Last Gasp for $20.00. Click on its book list and enter the title in the search box.(FYI, "Carnival Strippers" by Susan Meiselas deals with another bygone aspect of midway life. For more information about it, see my Amazon review dated August 29, 2012.)
Coiron
Freaks, Geeks and Strange Girls is an overview of the gaudy advertising developed on American fair grounds to convince patrons to spend their hard earned nicker on the often dubious attractions inside the tent. Banner painting developed its own vernacular and traditions over the years, and the material presented here runs the gamut from the naive to the highly sophisticated. The illustrations are accompanied by essays on various aspects of sideshow culture, but what I find the most interesting are the firsthand accounts provided by banner painter and performer Johnny Meah.

[Note: My copy of this book is from the original 1996 Hardy Marks pressing. I haven't seen the new Last Gasp version yet, so I'm not sure whether the content has been updated from the original.]
Very good reference book!