The Ballyhoo Vol. V – No. 8



Mother Africa at the New Victory Theatre, New York City.  Photo by Maike Schulz

Editor’s Fanfare:

Science Fiction author Isaac Asimov suggest a method of predicting what the future will bring that we can apply to the circus. Hang onto your memorabilia.


Some circus artists are honored by their communities and opportunities to study and grow as an artist abound around the world. Events on several fronts make news.

Feature Article:

Barry Lubin has taken Grandma around the world, and he isn’t through looking for more adventures. In an email exchange with the editor he talks about his latest career moves and the art of clowning.

Passing Spectacle:

       Paramour revised

       Mother Africa, My Home

Book Review:

Dean Jenson’s Queen of the Air, the love story of Lillian Leitzel and Alfredo Codona.

Maike Schulz’s Mother Africa photo gallery