Join host CHARLETON HESTON and JOHN RINGLING NORTH for a star-studded Christmas celebration under the big top in Sarasota, Florida, broadcast "live" from circus winterquarters on December 16, 1955.  This remarkable, one-hour television special, the second time ever that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was televised, features rare performances by TREVOR BALE'S TIGERS, THE JUSTINO LOYAL RIDING ACT, HUGO SCHMITT'S PERFORMING ELEPHANTS, THE FLYING PALACIOS, THE CORDONS WHIP CRACKING ACT, THE CARMENAS, and countless other acts.  Don't forget the congress of clowns, including EMMETT KELLY!  Hollywood stars and starlets galore, such as LUCILLE BALL and DESI ARNEZ, JOHNNY CARSON, ROY ROGERS and DALE EVANS, EVE ARDEN, and many more make rare cameo appearances throughout the program, making this direct-to-digital 16mm kinescope transfer print a must for all circus enthusiasts and early television buffs!  Approx. 55 minutes, B&W.

Christmas with the Greatest Show on Earth


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