Circus setup and performance by members of the traveling Miller Johnson circus in the United States.
United States USA Date:1974 Duration:5 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
The traveling Miller Johnson circus in the United States. Men put up the poles and hoist the big top for a circus tent. A man hooks up a rope with a nail. He hits a nail with a hammer. A pole is raised in the center for putting the tent. A young tiger cub runs and walks with a man. Lions and tigers in cages. Parrots and other animals in another cage. The cage of the tiger is rolled out of a van. The sketches of tiger with other animals in the hands of the circus men. The men look at the sketches. The tent is being put up by the people. The people are getting ready for the circus. The tent is being raised up. A crowd on the streets and a parade underway welcoming the circus to town. Parade acts include Bears on leashes walking upright on back two paws. A chimpanzee wearing clothes. A jeep with a circus clown. A high school marching band plays. A woman on an elephant. Children in carts. People watch them. A bear with a man. Elevated exterior view of the Big Top as the circus starts. Master of Ceremonies introduces the Ring Master. Performances by circus acts. A group of acrobats perform. A single strong man holds 5 people atop his shoulders. A young girl and a bear on a ball perform while the bear wears a tutu and stays upright on two feet. Chimpanzee rides a bicycle carrying a monkey high on top on a platform. Children and families in the audience smile and watch the circus. A man holding an umbrella walks on a high wire tightrope. A woman balances a spinning ball on her feet. Men and women perform gymnastics, acrobatic feats, and a trapeze act. Narrator points out nine year old Julio Faria, a young circus trapeze performer.
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