Showmen’s Oral History Project

Title

Lee Stevens

Interviewee

Lee Stevens

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Interviewer

Andrew (Andy) Huse

Publisher

University of South Florida. Library

Date

2007-12-19

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

Lee Stevens of the International Independent Showmen's Association discusses his career with the circus, beginning with an account of joining the circus when he was fifteen. He describes the teachings of clown college, the philosophies and culture of circus troupes, his tours with various circuses, and specifics of his clown acts and work as a circus animal trainer. He also discusses his courtship and relationship with his circus performer wife, Judy.

Keywords

Circus performers, Interviews, Florida, Clowns, Animal trainers, Carnivals, United States

Description

1 sound file (205 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

Circus performers; Clowns; Animal trainers; Carnivals

Subject: geographic

Florida; United States; Gibsonton (Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Interviews; Oral histories; Online audio

Format

mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Disciplines

History | Oral History | Other History

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