This outstanding compilation features rare and never-before-seen 8 and 16mm films, privately shot by several circus enthusiasts from coast-to-coast. Excellent footage throughout: a comprehensive look at this miracle of a show from the mid 1970's through 1980, featuring candid views of the big top going up, lot and backyard views, spec lining up and entering / exiting the big top, etc. That's not all! There is a lot of terrific performance footage actually captured under the big top -- all set to authentic circus music from beginning to end. A must for the circus minded! Approx. 112 minutes, color.