Fatal "Ball of courage": why a unique circus act became tragic for the Mayatsky family of artists
Inhabitancy The number " 12 "became fatal for the Mayatsky circus performers: on January 12, 1963, the author of the unique attraction" Ball of courage", motorcycle racer Peter Mayatsky fell…

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The life and death of the world's ugliest woman: the Amazing story of Julia Pastrana
Julia Pastrana was called the ugliest woman in the world, and there were objective reasons for this: from head to toe, Julia was covered with coarse black hair, her nose…

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In the German circus instead of live animals began to use holograms
Traditional circus with animals often causes resentment among animal rights activists. Animals in such circuses often do not have access to nature and spend their entire lives in small cages,…

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“Lullaby” from the cult Soviet film “Circus”

The plot of this film, perhaps, everyone remembers. And the moment when the audience and circus workers passed a dark-skinned boy to each other and sang him a lullaby. “Lullaby” from the movie “Circus” impermissibly for that time copied the motives of the forbidden American Blues. And yet the Soviet people fell in love with it.
Lyubov Orlova in this film is simply incomparable. After the Circus, she became the first Soviet movie star-finally and irrevocably. For a long time, there was a legend that at one of the Kremlin receptions, Stalin said to Alexandrov: “if you offend her, we will shoot you.” And in 1937, such a joke could easily become a reality.

 

Miracle guy from Kostroma: Who really was the " boy with a dog's face»
When the famous Barnum circus came to America in 1884, its chief star was "The most striking example of all possible miracles in the last 50 years." This "example" was…

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The history of the circus as a history of cruelty and mercy
The history of the circus can be viewed from different angles. For example, as a story of the gradual rejection of cruelty-from the bloodthirsty antiquity to our time, when the…

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6 most famous Russian circus dynasties that have conquered the world
The succession of generations is probably the most pronounced among circus performers. This is easy to explain to those who children usually accompany their parents on tours and absorb the…

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Failed Detochkin, Manager Bunsha and Ivan the terrible: why Yuri Nikulin refused cult roles
In the creative Arsenal of each actor there are roles that become his business card and bring fame, recognition and success to millions of viewers. For Yuri Nikulin, these were…

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