P. T. Barnum

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  • P. T. Barnum: The Greatest Showman

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    The Greatest Showman The passionate, exaggerated; P.T. Barnum is known to the world as the “Greatest Showman” for his impactful role in entertainment. Barnum was one of the most influential showmen of all time because he used his gifts, talents, and skills in order to better the lives of the people around him. Not only was Barnum a fantastic showman, but was also a politician and businessman. Even though Barnum was involved with other professions, he said of himself, “I am a showman by profession

  • Public Relations As A Regular Tradition

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    Due to the early accounts of public relations utilising manipulative practices as a regular tradition, these tactics have thus overshadowed and continued to be the predominant view of public relations within modern contexts. This essay will argue that public relations has evolved considerably beyond the age of press agentry, yet will still acknowledge the existence of some present day uses of these schemes. Firstly, this essay will explore the history of public relations to establish and enforce

  • Negative Effects Of The Circus

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    many circus performers describe the circus, and talk about the circus’s recent disbandment as if losing Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus is destroying their culture and way of life. Gala has been a circus performer her entire life and was born into the circus profession in Russia, before moving to America in order to begin working for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus. Gala talked about warming up before her trainer arrived at 6:00 AM every morning for practices, or the beginning

  • The Illusion Of Popular Culture

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    The Illusion of Popular Culture In the early 19th century a man by the name of Phineas Taylor Barnum changed popular culture with his extraordinary talent of promoting and advertising. His first success came with a slave woman known as “Joice Heath” who he claimed to be the nurse of George Washington. If this was true it would put Joice at 161 years old, thousands of people went to see “The greatest natural and national curiosity in the world” (Perlman 4/6/16) which turned Joice from an elderly

  • Animals And Entertainment : The Use Of Animals In Entertainment

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    Animals in Entertainment Animals are used for a wide variety of entertainment including zoos, circuses, animal fights/races, and a mass amount of other media. This topic is controversial due to the entertainment brought to the audience who is either oblivious or negligent to the abuse of the animals. Many animals utilized in the entertainment industry suffer, whether by the intentional hands of the owner or the side effects of safety being provided. Local zoos are attractions loved by

  • P. T. Barnum: The Greatest Show On Earth

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    a night of fun or one can come just to be moved by the extensive production. Now known world-wide as the "Greatest Show on Earth!," Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus originated as two separate, performing entities that came together to produce one of the most recognized entertainment shows in the world. In 1841, Phineas Taylor "P.T" Barnum purchased "Scudders American Museum" and used his charismatic style and creative advertising to thrive in the circus

  • Circus Posters of P.T. Barnum and The Ringling Brothers

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    Before there was the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and their Greatest Show on Earth there was just P.T. Barnum and the Ringling brothers each with their own traveling circus. Barnum’s circus was originally known as P.T. Barnum’s Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Circus, which was unveiled as the largest American circus in 1870 and quickly became a hit (Barnum’s Timeline). Then in 1881 Barnum, James Bailey, and James Hutchinson partnered up to create P.T. Barnum’s Greatest Show

  • The, The Biggest Loser, Big World, By Robert Bogdan

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    “Little People, Big World” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “The Bachelor” and “Survivor,” “The Biggest Loser” and “The Real World” “Miss America” and “American Idol”—it is difficult to watch American television in the first decade of the twenty-first century without encountering a freak. Britney Spears, called her 2009, forty-nine show tour through the US, Canada and the UK. Perhaps, more accurately, it is not so much that the circus goes on as that the circus has been revived in the American imagination

  • Life Accomplishments Of A Wild Elephant

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    On April 13, 1796, Barnum and Bailey Circus purchased a two-year old female, Asian elephant for one thousand dollars. This is the first of many elephants that were purchased for the two largest circuses in America, Barnum and Bailey and Ringling Bros Circus. While today there are only around sixty nine elephants that are still involved in the circus act, there was at one time approximately three hundred and five. The U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and does not

  • The History And Social Impact Of The Circus Freak Show

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    The History and Social Impact of the Circus “Freak Show” Since it's humble beginning in the mid 16th century, the circus and “freak show” act has been entertaining and horrifying people to this day; however, in today’s ultra-sensitive society, how has the classic “freak show” evolved to be deemed acceptable and be used to promote acceptance and positive views of people with abnormalities, rather than viewing these people as “freaks”, as was the original purpose of the classic “freak show”? Popularized

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