Sparks Article 8-10-1932

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Sparks Article 8-10-1932 - Mile-Long Street Parade Feature Of Downie...
Mile-Long Street Parade Feature Of Downie Circus . Said to be the largest circus in the world that sUll retaiha the street pa- rede as one of its dally features. J)ownle Bros, circus coming here Friday^ lor afternoon and night performances on the Campbell-st lot •will offer thla feature as an added attraction. Discarded by all other large circuses, but reviyed by the veteran manager Charles Sparks of >the Donwie Circus, \hls welcomed addl- tlojii to the thrills of circus day will ItaVe the show erounds at 11:45 a, m. "With a cafit'of over BOO performers,-stars of the circus fronl all parts of the world, the Downie Bros, circus under the Sparks management haa rapidly come to the fore as one of the leaders in the American circus field. Some of the outstanding names In circusdom are included In the cast The Hanneford family,, world famous bareback riders, starring George, the Iiicomparabl© • riding clown, Buck Ow^ns, cowboy star of the movies r.ith his entire company of Holly; i\ oQd players makes a personal appearance at each performance, and the-famous Morales family of Mexico, acei of the tight and slack wire. The street parade, a mile long line of radiating splendor with all of the features of the old combined with the Improvements of the new, with Its glld^ tableau cars, its carved wagons with their rumbling red wheels, the open dens of snarling, snapping, beasts of theflungle, camels, dromedaries, zebras, Shetland ponies prancing with all their dignity, thoroughbred horses with their fair and bespangled riders who are stars of the circus world. The circus bands, the steam callope and, of course, the chariots and the never to be forgotten clown band with their varied and battered instruments. Recalling all of tJie old time color and glamor which surrounds a'circus parade and bringing back to the •ventful day the thrills of youth which seem never to grow old. The revival of the circus parade by the popular veteran Sparks Is one of the most popular development* in the amusement world In recent years, Mary Boland, who left New York for Hollywood last week after finishing a long run In "Face the Music" on Broadway, has been assigned to a leading role In "The Night of June IS" along with Clive Brook, Charlie Ruggles, Gefte Raymond

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  1. The Sandusky Register,
  2. 14 Aug 1932, Sun,
  3. Page 2

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