Circus. George A. Hamid.


New York: Sterling Publishing, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. in red cloth with spine lettered in black. 253 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Presumed first printing (no statement or additional printings). Fine in very good, price clipped example of the colorful circus-design dust jacket. Autobiographical account (as told to his son) of George Ameen Hamid (1896-1971) born in Lebanon, moved to the United States in 1907 as part of Buffalo Bill"s Wild West show. He started a talent agency in 1936 and went on to become a major influence in America's outdoor entertainment industry, particularly the travelling circus, joining with Robert Morton in 1932 to form the Hamid-Morton Circus. He later bought the New Jersey State Fair and and the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. The bulk of this book recounts tales of his circus though there are several chapters on his life leading up to it including tales of meeting Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, and others. Fine / very good. Item #E24959

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