Circus. Real live Performing Fleas was started
by William Torp in England during the
twenties and performed with his Flea Circus all
over England. Later he opened in Denmark in the
famous Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. He
had his Flea Circus two years in Egypt as well
at the time of Farouk's reign.
After his death
his wife took over the Flea Circus and had it
until it closed it in Tivoli in 1965. William's
son learned the trade from his farther and
opened his Flea Circus in Palisades Amusement
Park in New Jersey USA in 1960. He spent
two seasons at the Million Dollar Pier in
Atlantic City, New Jersey, and traveled with the
Flea Circus in a special built trailer from the
Canadian Border to Florida, and from the east
coast to the west coast giving shows in
Amusement Parks, Shopping Centers and Fairs.
articles about the Flea Circus in about 200
about 80 Radio Stations and appearances on about
60 Television programs including What's my Line
and the Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.
Later in the1970s
he opened the Flea Circus in Tenerife (Canary
Islands). John is now retired.