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Paul Pugh

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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    "Paul Pugh, who has died aged 88, was an American teacher turned circus impresario who for more than half a century ran the Greatest Little Circus in the World, a youth troupe from Washington which trained thousands of fledgling tumblers and tightrope walkers.
    He was born Paul Keith Randolph on June 26 1927 at Wenatchee, Washington, to Lloyd and Genevieve Randolph. His mother later remarried, to Arthur Pugh, and the family moved to Seattle in 1940. Young Paul attended West Seattle High School and at 16 took his stepfather’s name.
    During the Korean War he served in the US Army and during his service worked for the Armed Forces Radio. After leaving the Army he studied at Whitman College on the GI Bill. His Master’s thesis was on the circus."
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/12185254/Paul-Pugh-circus-manager-obituary.html
     
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    the humans 'need' to be entertained....those performers are like spidermen and women.......if you ever watch some of the old circus movies, I see a lot of people dressed in suits and dresses in the big top tent--seems strange, now........I wonder what the circus profit was
     
  3. Poppy

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    The circus, back in the day, was a big event for most small towns/cities. Circus stars were the equivalent of hollywood elite(?) in today's books.
    Here in Western Canada, the clown still plays a part in the Calgary Stampede.
     

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