Saturday, January 14, 2006

Flea Circus - Tivoli

I ran across this postcard book last week and had to have it. Way back in my performance art days I did my own Flea Circus so I have always had a soft place in my heart for them. A little internet research seems to show that this one ran at the Tivoli Gardens from 1952-1965. All good things must come to an end.

Selection of Carriages/Felix riding Tricycle

Mr. Chingling Foo Juggler

Oscar Pulling a Hearse/Miss Babette Tightropewalker


Anonymous said...

We remember the flea circus in Tivoli Garden in the summer of 1964. No one would believe us--now we have internet proof.

Anonymous said...

Thank's for your great small artists. Anyway I just remember, at your last picture is turned upside down, as Miss Babette is actually the ony tightropewalker who is actually "... walking UNDER the line!".

Heilan Yvette Grimes said...

This is great. I went to the Tivoli Flea Circus in the 1970's.

Anonymous said...

I also remember seeing the flea circus at Tivo;i in the 70's...
Any visitors to Copenhagen can see film footage of this at The CircusMuseum, worth a visit in itself, and they also sell repro posters of the "LoppeCirkus"