Books

Freaks & Fire: The Underground Reinvention of Circus
$25.00

From the sick shockfests of the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow to the anarchic burlesque of the Bindlestiff Family Circus to the obscure but elegant puppetry of the Cloudseeding Circus of the Performative Object, Freaks & Fire celebrates the world of the underground circus.
By J. Dee Hill & Phil Hollenbeck. 2005, 200 pages.

Shocked and Amazed, vol. 6
$20.00

The world’s only publication devoted to sideshow, James Taylor’s Shocked and Amazed! On & Off the Midway is chock-full of carnival and circus midway madness and mayhem. Hear the truth behind this uniquely American art form from the lips of the human marvels themselves!

This issue includes freaky doctors, a professional lunatic, Coney Island babies, a man who could not be hung, a huge head tumor with a face on it, a floating prison, a big dead frozen whale and more, more, more. 2002, 128 pages.

Shocked & Amazed – Volume 7
$20.00

This issue includes interviews with Coney Island’s best sideshow performers – including the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus! 2003, 144 pages.