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Pickled Punks Girlie Shows: A Life Spent on the Midways of America ePub download

by Rick West

  • Author: Rick West
  • ISBN: 0764337033
  • ISBN13: 978-0764337031
  • ePub: 1925 kb | FB2: 1492 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (March 28, 2011)
  • Pages: 160
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 655
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Pickled Punks  Girlie Shows: A Life Spent on the Midways of America ePub download

veteran, Rick West, on a strange and wonderful trip through behind-the-scenes tales of his life as a showman. Minnesota Iceman, the author takes the reader into the world of America's sideshows and midway grind shows.

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Автор: West Rick Название: Pickled Punks and Girlie Shows: A Life Spent on the Midways of America ISBN .

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‘Step down a little closer; you don't want to miss a thing. Join fifty-year sideshow veteran, Rick West, on a strange and wonderful trip through behind-the-scenes tales of his life as a showman. The strange, the bizarre, the unusual comprise this engaging memoir bursting at the seams with rare images of two-headed cows, Bigfoot creatures, pickled punks, showgirls, humongous hogs, 3,500-pound steers, and much, much more. From attending the Ozark Empire Fair at age five to revealing the true story behind Frank Hansen's infamous Minnesota Iceman, the author takes the reader into the world of America's sideshows and midway grind shows. It's all here; it's all on the inside. See it now or miss it forever. It's showtime!’
Dagdalas
If one is an aficionado of carnival life and special attractions, unless one is too young to remember, then the book is a mildly interesting account mostly of special Os natural and gaffed.
The girly show section was put on to sell copies as it is particularly lame.
There is an excellent book on "girl shows" available from Amazon that recalls the higher end and sleaze shows that were the mainstay of every lot until the late 1970s.
Worth a read if picked up used for a good price.
Faehn
Very Detailed and informative
I am hcv men
best book written
Ohatollia
When I picked up Pickled Punks and Girlie Shows, I thought I'd be reading a short history of carnival life. It was so much more. In his folksy narrative, Rick West does some serious yarn spinning and backs it all up with a plethora of archival and personal photos depicting life on the road. The author tells his stories of struggles without complaint and shares his joy of the midway with you as if you've known each other for years.
Although Pickled Punks and Girlie Shows is a chronology of one man's carnyhood, Rick West pulls in tales of so many others and ties in his personal connection to them. He includes a fascinating chapter about "The Frozen Man", a controversial exhibit that traveled the midways for years and of his efforts to create his own mystery creature. The author can laugh at himself when he tells how he is duped by a monkey. He gives the reader a taste of crowd-drawing exhibits of large, tiny, or unusual animals, fake (gaff) displays and eccentric show owners with a funnel cake and cotton candy on the side.

Read this book! It will change your mind about people who travel the fairgrounds. You will learn that they are intelligent, creative, hardworking, competitive and compassionate. They are human.
Grab yourself a corn dog and get it straight from the giant horse's mouth.
Whilingudw
"Some of the events in this book are told just as they happened, some are told
only as I remember them, and some are told as I wished they had happened,
It makes no difference which is which...it's all true."

And so begins Rick West's memoir.

Fifty-year outdoor amusement business veteran, Rick West, lets us hop in and
ride along on a trip down the highways and back roads of his unique and colorful
career.
I have never read a book that is written quite like this one. I got the feeling I
was sitting in a cookhouse listening to Rick cut up jackpots about his shows,
travels, friends and fellow showmen. A novel and interesting way to write a
memoir.
Along with the unique style it is written in, the book is chock-full of
wonderful color and black and white photographs.
One of my favorite chapters features the Minnesota Iceman, a creature frozen
in a block of ice and display around the country. I saw this controversial exhibit
back in the 1970s and Rick now lets us in on the rest of the story along with photos
of the creature without the ice.
Giant Horses, Two-headed Babies, a Unicorn, Hitler's Bulletproof Limousine,
a Frozen Whale, Showgirls, Miniature Marvels, Largest Steers, a little Monkey
Business and so much more...it's all on the inside!

Do yourself a favor and buy, borrow, or beg a copy.
Chilele
This book was so entertaining from cover to cover! People will read this and be able to realize a little of the adventure that the author experienced over many years. Rick West has a way of telling the story as if he's having a chat with you on the porch over a big glass of lemonade. He brings the midway to life, making it almost possible to smell the cotton candy and sausages cooking, to see the brightly painted show fronts and to hear all the spiels. It's a slice of American life that the average working Joe barely knows exists. The book is full of colorful characters - I especially liked the monkey man story - and the author has a way of making them very human. This is a must read for anyone with an adventurous spirit!
Mikale
The first 40 pages are really interresting with excellent pictures.But after a BIG HORSE,BIG COW, BIG GATOR.BIG PIG,BIG RAT
and let's not forget the small horse and monkey.And who cares reading about your Uncle,Aunt,Cousin,Wife and Friends.
The travelling storys are boring, we have all driven in a snow storm nothing here to write about.Forgot the BIG TRUCK.
If you realy want to read something about a life spent on the midway pick up A.W. STENCELL book. SEEING IS BELEIVING,
CIRCUS AND CARNIVAL BALLYHOO and GIRL SHOW here are true midway books
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