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The Circus Is Back, Olympia

Swoon at the costumes, laugh at the clowns and wonder at the elephants as the cast of the Bertram Mills Circus enter the ring for another stellar performance.

Promotional 1959 5 mins Silent

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Filmed by Associated Rediffusion for ITV, this film shows the huge cast of the Bertram Mills Circus entering the ring at Olympia during their big Christmas season. It’s a vast enterprise and some of the costumes are spectacular. Highlights include the clown with a kangaroo and the stiltwalkers, as well as several dazzling outfits and slightly sinister fancy dress.