Carnival Chronicler

Since childhood and especially since working as a pitchman on the midway of the Canadian National Exhibition in 1969, I have been a carnival buff. For Secrets of the Sideshows (2005) I spent some six years interviewing showpeople, collecting carnival photos and memorabilia, and even learning to perform such sideshow feats as fire eating. (See also Fire Challenger and Magic Pitchman.)

Previous persona   Previous                       Next  Next persona