Thursday, August 17, 2006

Barnum & Bailey Program 1914 #1


The WIZARD PRINCE OF ARABIA is a spectacular fairy romance developed from the sagas of the East by Alfred T. Ringling and produced under his personal direction by the following competent staff:
General Equestrian and Stage Director.........................................Fred Bradna
Asst. Equestrian and Stage Director.............................................Burns O'Sullivan
Musical Director...............................................................................E.H. Brill
Ballet under the personal direction of...........................................Ottokar Bartik
Asst. Ballet Master..........................................................................Adolf Blome

Especial atention is called to the original Oriental Music of the spectacle, the work of the master genius of Oriental harmony, rhythm and melody, Faltis Effendi.
The costumes, banners, trappings and various artistic devices are designed by Will R. Barnes.
The hundreds of special musical instruments in the procession of King Babar's Court were made by R.H. Mayland & Son, Brooklyn.
The 3,500 costumes and many banners and beautiful coverings of elephants, camels and horses were made by Max & Mehieu, New York and it is confidently asserted that they have carried out their work more gorgeously, artistically and in richer materials than anything of the kind ever before produced.
The massive and beautiful scenery was designed by John Young and executed at the scenic studios of Young Bros., New York.
The various mechanical and artistic properties are from the Siedle Studios of New York.
Saddles and bridles are from the saddelry of Kopf-Engel Co. Inc. New York.
Shoes by Cammeyer.
Wigs and beards by Adolph Seidel.

1 comments:

raffaele de ritis said...

wow!!!!!
how interesting is to see all those details. It is remarkable the fact that the Ringlings in those years was able to keep an high theatrical and visual level in specs and pantomimes for both of their owned shows before merging them.