1948 First Indoor Circus Program of FSU, Florida State University


 

1948 Circus

Above is the front page of the 1st annual program of the Florida State University Circus. The cover is plain, but the following year the program becomes more graphic as the example below shows.

2nd Annual Flying High Florida State University Circus April 7, 8, 9 1949

2nd Annual Flying High Florida State University Circus April 7, 8, 9 1949

Below are the inside pages of the 1st annual program for FSU circus.

    Page 2 below is the captioned:

THE CIRCUS COMES TO F.S.U

The Departmen of Physic al Education for Men welcomes you to the first annual Florida State University Circus and opes that you enjoy it as greatly as we have enjoyed preparing and presnting it.

The circus has universal appeal partially because it includes a wide variety of different kinds of human activity that have given satisfaction to both young and old throughout the ages. Music, gymnastics, drama, evern crafts are all included in the presenation of a circus.
We wish to express our sincere thabnks to the Florida State University Band and to its Director, Mr. Robert Smith, for their cooperation in helping make this circus a sucess.

RINGMASTER

STEVE FOSTER

WARDROBE

MARILYN WATT, BETTY GRIFFIN, LORRAINE SCHWIEGER

ART WORK & DISPLAY LAYOUTS

ANNE O’QUINN, JANE BURFOOT, MARGIE HIATT

BIG TOP DECORATIONS

GIL ALDRIDGE, TED REVEL, WENDELL BARNES, HERBERT KELLY

MUSIC

BOB SMITH

DIRECTOR OF SHOW

JACK HASKIN

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The third page is captioned:

1948 – CIRCUS DISPLAYS – 1948

Page 3 gives a break down of:

Acts 1-10

It includes the name of the act, the individual that will be in that performance. Also the ring the act will take place in

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Page 4 and 5 is captioned: SCENES FROM THE BIG TOP it shows photos of the following performances:

DOUBLE TRAPESE, AERIAL RINGS, TROJAN TRIO, GIANT WHIRL

It includes 75 performers performing 20 Big Acts

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The sixth page is captioned:

1948 – CIRCUS DISPLAYS – 1948

Page 6 gives a break down of:

Acts 11-20

It includes the name of the act, the individual that will be in that performance. Also the ring the act will take place in

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Page 7 is captioned:

THE SKATING WHIRLWINDS

THE CIRCUS BAND

Bob Smith, Director

Myra Jean Baters, John Blacklidge, Evelyn Breedlove, Quentin Cole, Nate Crosby, Bayne Culbreth, Pat Daniel, Marilyn Dewey, Edna Groezinger, Elizabeth Harper, Eloise Harrison, Emilie Harper, Alice Jenkins, Gordon King, Jerry Kohler, Ronnie Laffitte, Harry Lloyd, James Lloyd, Evelyn Maddox, Peggy May, Peggy Mock, Joanne Nelson, Annette Nordan, Mildred o’Hara, Katherine Stedham, Mary Tarver, Orville Taylor, Betty Wells

TWIRLERS

Rosemarie Birtch, Clemmie Cox, Margaret Montgomery, Hazel Oberholtzer, Joanne Porter, Orville Taylor

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Below is the back page:

THE IMPERIAL FOUR

MEN IN CHARGE OF RIGGING THE ENTIRE SHOW

John Atkinson, william Bass, Al Bassett, Harvey Barber, Curtis Bohannon, Warren Brown, Ivey Cox, Jim DeCosmo, Kenneth Harris, Taft Green, William Lang, Oscar Locklin, Don McFarland, John Gilmore, John Garcia, Ernest Reddick, Ollie Rives, Kenneth McLain, William Tanner, Jerome Payne

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One Response to 1948 First Indoor Circus Program of FSU, Florida State University

  1. Emily says:

    Jane Burfoot was my grandmother, and I believe that is her in the double trapeze photo. 🙂

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