Detail

Title ID 2599Collection ID265
Title[Billy Smart’s Circus]
Date[1950 - 1951?]
CollectionHaywards Heath Cine Society / Horton
Genre/TypeAmateurNon-fiction
KeywordsAnimals Entertainment Parades
Location
LocalBrighton
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionSid Horton
Participants00:02:21:00
Format9.5mm Black & White Silent
Duration2min. 24sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This short amateur film captures Billy Smart's Circus parade in Brighton town centre. The parade, consisting of circus performers, animals and vehicles is watched by large crowds as it processes down Queen's Road and turns onto North Street. The film includes shots of wild animals in cages and a brief shot of the circus tent.

Description

The circus parade features many circus performers, both human and animal, including elephants, llamas, camels, clowns, dancers, cowboys on horseback, acrobats and trapeze artistes. Cigarette adverts adorn many of the wagons including one on the side of an elephant.

Stills

A still from [Billy SmartŐs Circus] (ca.1950-1951)