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Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women

Unique, Eccentric and Amazing Entertainers

Ricky Jay

A cult classic and a work of remarkable scholarship, this title is an investigation into the inspired world of side shows, circuses, and singularly talented performers. Jay's unparalleled collection of books, posters, photographs, programs, broadsides, and data about unjustifiably forgotten entertainers all over the world made this unique book poss...
Publish Date
1998
October 1
First Published in 1986
Goodreads rating
4.16
ISBN
9780374525705
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Nov 25, 2018
Sorry to hear of Ricky Jay's death. He had the chops alright. Saw him and his "52 Assistants" (in an air conditioned tent to keep his fingertips dry) and was blown away. Impossible feats. His book "Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women" a masterpiece.      source