Circus Freaks and Sideshows
A trip through the bizarre world of midgets, giants, tattooed ladies, and other human curiosities as we trace the colorful history of a distinctly American form of entertainment--the circus sideshow. From the 1840s when P.T. Barnum exhibited Tom Thumb to the last remaining shows struggling to survive at New York's Coney Island, we learn the truth behind the sideshow adage that freaks are not born, but rather created, as performers share their memories of the magical midway.
Released: December 04, 2000
Director: Arthur Drooker
Writers: Arthur Drooker
Casts: David Ackroyd (Narrator), Arthur Kent (Host), Grady Stiles Jr., Robert Wadlow, Dick Zigun, Robert Bogdan
Production Companies: History Channel