Life is a Circus

N.p. N.p., Circa 1960. Vintage candid reference photograph from the 1960 film, featuring members of "The Crazy Gang," director Val Guest, Shirley Eaton, circus impresario Billy Smart and wife, and guests.

"The Crazy Gang" were a much-loved British comedy troupe who performed for over three decades. Formed in the early 1930s, they performed largely at the London Palladium, as well as numerous Royal Command performances, and made five feature films, "Life is a Circus" being their last. Core members were Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Jimmy Nervo, Teddy Knox, Charlie Naughton, and Jimmy Gold.

Billy Smart was a popular British showman and founder of Billy Smart's New World Circus. The circus was featured in two 1960 films, "Life is a Circus" and Anglo-Amalgamated's "Circus of Horrors," directed by Sidney Hayers.

"The Crazy Gang" save the struggling Joe Winter's Monster Circus with an Aladdin's magic lantern.

9.75 x 7.75 inches. Near Fine.


[Book #150233]