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Welcome to The Blow-Off. This page features miscellaneous & interesting stuff which may include articles, stories, artwork, pictures, links etc. etc. etc. You will find them amazing, shocking, strange, fantastic and even amusing.

 

They're real and they're right behind the curtain.

 

THE BLOW-OFF

 

 

DO NOT TRY ANY OF THIS AT HOME

Caution some of the acts performed here may be harmful or fatal if not done properly. Do not attempt anything you see here without professional training


Some images in the Blow-Off may contain Nudity

Movies & Video Clips

Submitted By

Hey Rube!

 

CSX P922-23 James E Strates Train at Night

Brian Ezzelle

CSXT P922-23 James E Strates Train

Brian Ezzelle

Circus Smirkus 2014: A Fountain of Circus Youth

Lane Talburt

Lamount - Human Volcano

Lane Talburt

Hugh Bailey - Human Pretzel

 

John Bradshaw's Circus of World Curiosities circa 1989

Fredini

Florida State Fair Sideshow Behind the Curtains

Dan Bell

Saigon Dolls

Kentertainment

Two Circus Elephant Guys

Lane Talburt

Circus Trainmaster: Moving the Show

Lane Talburt

Brian Miser's Fiery Crossbow Liftoff 

Lane Talburt

Attack of the Killer Clowns by Stamp

Jerry Jewell

Richard Lamparski Interviews Famous Freaks

 

Bands Beware of Jim Rose Scam.......

Jim Rose

Rare Camels Delight Crowds at the Big E Fair

Lane Talburt

Venice Beach Interview Unedited - Jim Rose

Jim Rose

Elephants Make Joyful Noises at the Fair

Lane Talburt

Spine-tingling National Anthem at Peru Circus

Lane Talburt

I'd Rather be in the  Backyard with Elephants

Lane Talburt

Peru Amateur Circus 2013

Lane Talburt

Ward Hall Carnival Games & Girlie Shows Pt 3

Lane Talburt

Ward Hall Recalls '48 Carnival Life - Part 2

Lane Talburt

Ward Hall's First Carnival Sideshow - Part 1

Lane Talburt

Calliope in Peru Circus Parade

Lane Talburt

Circus Elephants are Roadies, Too - Part 3

Lane Talburt

How to Train a Baby Elephant - Part 2

Lane Talburt

Circus Elephant Spa! - Part 1

Lane Talburt

Cole Bros. No. 1 Circus Fan

Lane Talburt

TJ Howell: Juggling a Multi-Faceted Career

Lane Talburt

World of Wonders - Life as a Sideshow-1983

James Ferrante

Own a Circus: 'Are You Nuts?'

Lane Talburt

Circus 'Fledglings'

Lane Talburt

Grace-ful Cannon Ball

Lane Talburt

10-in-One Sideshow "Oh How She Dances"

Lee Kolozsy

Meet the Freaks - Dreamland Coney Island PT-1

Jim Zajicek

What Happens if you Sneeze Five In. Nail in Face

Red Stuart

Sideshow: Alive on the Inside Monkey Girl

 

Half Man-Full Man Hand Balance Handstand

 

Monkey Raceway

 

Monkey Boat Racing

Kevin Gerrone

Meet the Freaks  Coney Island Dreamland

 

Freak Show 101

Anika Anand

The Strangest Show on Earth

Eric Houston

Parenting on Circus Smirkus - Part 2

Lane Talburt

Circus Smirkus: Partners in Laughter - Part 1

Lane Talburt

Ryan Easley - Anatomy of a Tiger

Lane Talburt

John Ringling North II Keeping Traditional Circus Alive

Lane Talburt

Rebecca Ostroff: Flying Under the Big Top

Lane Talburt

Steve & Ryan--Feudin', Fussin' and Clowning

Lane Talburt

Meet 'Meatball'- New Clown on the Block

Lane Talburt

Bobby Reynold's Pitchman Convention

Pop Haydn

Deiter Tasso - A Jocular Juggler Pt-1

Lane Talburt

Deiter Tasso - Juggler's Journey to America

Lane Talburt

Clown Hall of Fame Honors Merrymakers

Lane Talburt

Hamid Family Circus

Lane Talburt

Talking to the (Circus) Animals

Lane Talburt

Keep Eyes on Tigers

Lane Talburt

Circus Ring of Fame 2011, Introduction & Tour

Lane Talburt

Brian LaPalme's Pet Pevee

Lane Talburt

King Charles Troupe - Keep the Dream Alive

Lane Talburt

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Lane Talburt

Secret of the Fish Monkey Revealed

Article

World of Wonders Florida State Fair 2012

Private Collection

Circus Music & the Beat Goes On

Lane Talburt

Joann Whisnant Playing Guitar with Feet

Private Collection

Warriors of Goja DO NOT TRY ANY OF THIS AT HOME

India's Got Talent

Dan Glover pulls Lethal Weapon Sword Swallower!

Dan Meyer

Circus Under Glass

Lane Talburt

Circus Life in the Balance

Lane Talburt

Circus Smirkus 2011

Lane Talburt

Tim Deremer's Sideshow

Private Collection

Cole Brothers Circus Pt5 Pt6

Lane Talburt

Ward Hall's - World of Wonders circa 1990s

Tim Cridland

Cole Bros. Circus Pt-4 - John Pugh's Tutor 'Digger'

Lane Talburt

Cole Bros Pt-3 - Coping with Tornadoes, Local Regs

Lane Talburt

Cole Bros. Circus Pt-1 - John Pugh's New Big Top

Lane Talburt

Cole Bros. Circus Pt-2 - It's the Show

Lane Talburt

Ward Hall on Sideshow Illusions & Oddities-Pt 1

Lane Talburt

Ward Hall on Sideshow Illusions & Oddities-Pt 2

Lane Talburt

Zerbini Family Circus

Lane Talburt

The Reptile King

Lane Talburt

Englishman Pulls World's Ugliest Face

Private Collection

A Night at Coney Island

Private Collection

Carnivals

Private Collection

Nick Weber Talks about the "Strangest Thing"

Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live Bally Recordings & Audio Clips

Submitted By

15-in-1 Sideshow

Private Collection

Man Ape - Bally Recording

Private Collection

9th Wonder of the World -  Henry Valentine

Private Collection

Priscilla the Monkey Girl Bally

Private Collection

Free Show - Bally Recording

Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs

Submitted By

Spider Boy

Private Collection

Puck Political Carnival 1889

Private Collection

1925 Tibetan Man with Horned Head

Private Collection

Sideshow

Private Collection

Ripley's Displays

Private Collection

Percilla & Emmitt

Private Collection

Charles Johnson Man-FISH

Private Collection

Zent's Punk

Private Collection

Balloon Ascension

Private Collection

4 Legged Wonder

Private Collection

Hugo Zacchini - Human Projectile

Private Collection

Egg in Egg

Private Collection

Jayne Mansfield Death Car

Private Collection

Homer Tate, Safford, Arizona

Private Collection

Hoppie

Private Collection

The Human Ostrich - Sebastian Montenero

Private Collection

World's Longest Mustache

Private Collection

Johanna and Ursa Oyeage

Private Collection

Siebrand Bros. - Snake Show 1953

Private Collection

Circus Performers Stand Next to Donations

Private Collection

Johnny Eck - Photographs - Pitchbook - Others

John Strong III

Thumb’s “Valet,” B.F. Sellers Archive

Private Collection

Spidora

Private Collection

"Free Show"

Private Collection

Circus Hall of Fame - Circus Banner

Private Collection

Tiny Tim - A. C. Hill Great American Circus

Private Collection

Sideshow Performers

Private Collection

Carson and Barnes Circus

Private Collection

Long Haired Girl Helen Mathews

Private Collection

Dick Brisbane - the Penguin Boy

Private Collection

Frogology

Private Collection

Maxine Mina the Four Legged Girl

Private Collection

D'Jelmako

Private Collection

1966 New Delhi India Mela Festival Sideshow

Private Collection

The Mummy

Private Collection

Sideshow Group of Gollmar Bros.' Circuss

Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books - Articles - Links

Submitted By

Darwin's Missing Link

Private Collection

2 Bird Girls

Private Collection

Mammoth Marine Hippodrome

Private Collection

"All the Freaks aren't in Nightmare Alley!"

Private Collection

Woman Without Arms - Sideshow Star

Private Collection

2 Headed Giant

Private Collection

"Kap-Dwa" Two Headed Giant

Private Collection

Casts of the Teeth of Julia Pastrana (1834-1860)

Private Collection

Mythississippi: One Gorilla Girl

Carl Crew

The Life & History of the Phantom Lady

Private Collection

The Truth about Indian Magic

Private Collection

Jessie Feary

Private Collection

Hot Stuff

Private Collection

Table Tricks

Private Collection

Juggling Tricks

Private Collection

Tiny Baby is Fair Marvel

Private Collection

"Bat-Man" to Fly at State Fair

Private Collection

Prince Randian

Private Collection

Live Toy Circus With Performing CHAMELEON FREE

Private Collection

Born Without Arms

Private Collection

The "Seal" of Dopedom

Private Collection

The Human Torso

Private Collection

Eddie Masher - Skeleton Dude

Private Collection

The Pirate's Scalp - Sideshow Display

Private Collection

Some Eater!

Private Collection

London Ghost Show

Private Collection

Half Man to Star in Browning Film

Private Collection

Rosa Rosalia

Private Collection

The Minnesota Ice Man recently offered at Auction

Private Collection

Grind Show

The Circus Blog

Hadji Ali

Private Collection

Big Mary Murderous Mary

Private Collection

Nelson's Supply Company Catalog

Private Collection

Violetta Half Woman

Private Collection

Clicko Wildman

Private Collection

Barny Baldwin

Private Collection

A-Ke

Private Collection

Ossified Man

Private Collection

Andy Wheat aka Andy Gump

Private Collection

Tiniest Woman to be a Mother

Private Collection

Estelle Ayers

Private Collection

Rasini's Rocket Car

Private Collection

A Lady with Two Heads

Private Collection

Alzoria andJohanna

Private Collection

Grace McDaniel's the Mule Face Woman

Private Collection

"The Largest Mouth in America"

Private Collection

A Living Unicorn!

Private Collection

Blanche Dumas Warning Adult Content

Private Collection

Otis Jordan

Private Collection

Icemaids Frozen Alive!

Private Collection

The Dog Faced Man is Dead

Private Collection

Josephine Myrtle Corbin

Private Collection

Nightmare Alley - Articles on Marie O'Day

Private Collection

Betty Green Koo Koo the Bird Girl

Private Collection

The Life of the Octopus Man

Anatomical Wonder

Patents - Nutty or Novel!

Private Collection

Trainshow Ads

Private Collection

Glass Eaten with Secret Fluid

Private Collection

 

 

Artwork - Pitch - Miscellaneous

Submitted By

Geyer & Delhauer as The Frog & Clown

Private Collection

Hanka Worlds Longest Hair

Private Collection

Grace McDaniel Pitchcard

Private Collection

In the Freak House

Private Collection

When Seeing Was Believing

Private Collection

The World's Greatest Freak Show

Private Collection

Guy Murray - Only Man with 34 Inches of Hair

Private Collection

The Worlds Greatest Half Man

Private Collection

WWI Propaganda Postcard - Freak Show

Private Collection

The Pirates Scalp - A Treasure Map

Private Collection

Dare Devils - Death Defying

Private Collection

George White Man Turning to Stone

Private Collection

Seeing's Believing

Private Collection

World's Smallest Bible

Private Collection

Letter from Johnny Eck

Private Collection

Frank Hansen's - Iceman

Private Collection

Lord's Prayer on Penny

Private Collection

Whale Show

Private Collection

Strangest Married Couple

Private Collection

Alien Implant

Private Collection

Living Skeleton

Private Collection

Wormwood's Monkey Theatre

Private Collection

A Holiday Greeting

Private Collection

George White Turning to Stone

Private Collection

Charles Porter - "The Man Turning to Stone"

Private Collection

Frank the Ossified Man

Private Collection

Alfred Green - Alligator Skin Boy

Private Collection

Aloa - The Alligator Boy - Pitch Letter

Private Collection

Robert Campbell - Armless Wonder

Private Collection

World of Wonder Sideshow Displays 2001

Private Collection

Alligator Skin Man

Private Collection

Out of Iowa - Gollmar Bros.' Circus

Private Collection

Raymond Web Human Wax Model/ Mechanical Man

Private Collection

Miss Susan Grisham

Private Collection

Kittie Smith Armless Girl

Private Collection

LILIPUTIAN OPERA CO.

Private Collection

Anderson Balloon Co.

Private Collection

Wonders of Wonders

Private Collection

Sammy D's Glass Eye

Private Collection

Unusual Response

Private Collection

Luke the Baboon Boy

Private Collection

El Nara

Private Collection

Dare Devil Campbell - Broadside

Private Collection

Sideshow - Carnival Ads circa 1940/50s

Private Collection

The Big Museum

Private Collection

H R Jacobs

Private Collection

World's Greatest Variety of Freaks

Private Collection

Loinella the Lion Woman

Private Collection

1909 Slicker Circus Broadside

Private Collection

The Worlds Strangest Mother

Private Collection

$100.00 Reward

Private Collection

Seal-O Pitch Cards

Private Collection

Mademoiselle Francine Van Impe

Private Collection

Daniel Wandu

Private Collection

Eye Stoppers

Pete K

Myrna Graham

Private Collection

Iron Maiden - Torture Show

Private Collection

Genie Weeks the Only Living Half Girl

Private Collection

Capt. Don's Hand-Painted Prop Suitcase

Private Collection

Lew Alter Sideshow Poster

Private Collection

Pepper's Ghost

Private Collection

The Wonder of the World at Last

Private Collection

Miss Tiny the Limbless Lady

Private Collection

The Pony Boy

Private Collection

Petrified Man

Private Collection

Half Woman! Ella Lyon the Lion Woman

Private Collection

Demon Child

Private Collection

Letter to Pete From Suzy the Elephant Girl

Private Collection

Letter to Pete Hennen from Charlotte Vagel

Private Collection

Benjamin G. Green

Private Collection

Aloa the Alligator Boy

Private Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Sideshows, the way we know them, extend back in time for a little more than one hundred years. Some of the acts we do are ancient, with documentation as long as four thousand years ago. As performers, we are part of that history, and share the responsibility of continuation. I would ask all of you to look around, see what’s happening around you, and document it. It is up to you to keep a candle burning!" - Slim Price

 

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