Very special people : the struggles, loves, and triumphs of human oddities


Auteurs : Drimmer, Frederick (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : New York

Éditeur : Amjon Publishers

Date de publication : 1973

Langue : Anglais

Description : 411 p. : ill. n & b ; 22 cm

Notes : Bibliogr.: p. 407-411.

Sujets :
Exhibitions de phénomènes
Histoire des Sideshow
Jumeaux siamois - Biographies
Nains - Biographies
Géants - Biographies

Dépouillement du document :
Chained for life.
Chang and Eng: the original Siamese twins
More than one, not yet two
Millie-Christine: the two-headed girl
The Tocci brothers: the two-headed boy
Violet and Daisy Hilton: sold into slavery
The Biddenden maids, Radica-Doodica, and other remarkable Siamese twins

Armless and legless wonders.
Carl Unthan: the armless fiddler
Tripp and Bowen: on a bicycle built for two
Kingston, Kobelkoff, and other wonders

The hairy people.
Mme. Clofullia
Annie Jones: the bearded girl
France's most celebrated bearded lady
Some modern beared ladies
The hairy, hairy people
The long-haired ones

The little people.
The amazing career of General Tom Thumb
Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren
Why and what is a midget?
Famous little poeple of past and present

There wew giants in the earth.
What and why is a giant?
Byrne and Cotter: the two Irish giants
Swan and Bates: two giants in love
Jack Earle: the lonely giant
Robert Wadlow: the Alton giant
Giants yesterday and today

Fat and skinny.
They don't come any heavier
Celesta Geyer and William J. Cobb: from heavyweight to lightweight
Living skeletons

An odd lot.
Zip and other pinheads
Half-man, half-woman
Unzie the albino and other oddities

Very, very special people.
The strange fate of Julia Pastrana
Grace McDaniels: the mule-faced woman
The elephant man by Sir Frederick Treves.

Résumé :
This fascinating book holds facts about some of the weirdest and most wonderful human oddities to ever live. With 32 pages of monochome photographic illustrations relating to 8 chapters including Tom Thumb, The Elephant Man, Chang and Eng: The Original Siamese Twins and more midgets, bearded ladies and pinheads than you could throw sharp objects at. [editor summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.350 9 D7799v 1973

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