Girl Show: Into the Canvas World of Bump and Grind by A W Stencell

By A W Stencell

A trip again to the honour years of touring grownup leisure, this e-book chronicles the carnivals, the scams, and, in fact, the ladies (and males) who played in woman indicates. Featuring 200 images to help illustrate this cultural phenomenon, the book details lady exhibits' eu origins, their American advancements, their heyday after international battle II, and their final dying within the face of men's magazines, strip golf equipment, and X-rated movies.

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C. Toland's Cotton Club Revue, Beckmann and Gerety, 1936. The lion carvings suggest this might once have been a front for a wild-animal show. The canvas behind the seated man covers a small organ or calliope, and guy lines on either side of the front secure the structure against strong winds. E. Groff Shows train, circa 1920. 22 men were quick to wagon-mount their various attractions for easy set-up and moving out. Midway pioneer Gaskill, partnered with J. P. Mundy by 1902, had a beautiful midway sporting six wagonmounted fronts by Leonhard Wagon Manufacturing Co.

This is where you're going to see the mogul show, the after guy show, the oldtime coochie-coochie show where we are going to shake it, break it, tear it down to The side show on one of Elmer Jones' two-car circuses. The one-woman-band act entertains the women and children on one side of the curtain while her music moves the cooch dancers entertaining the men on the other side. A two-car circus had a coach where everyone on the show slept and a small galley kitchen where they took turns eating, and another gutted coach to carry equipment and animals.

Most showmen still believed the "rag" front won more money than the solid front but had to agree the solid front didn't have to be taken down in strong winds. Most truckborne girl-show fronts of this era were built with no walk-over ballys as the inside truck body served as the dressing room and the stage was hinged off the back side of the truck. A doorway was cut in one of the front panels on the non-cab end of the truck or semi for the patrons to enter. This was the pattern followed for small shows and cooch shows to the end.

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