LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS... welcome to the big top blog of Douglas McPherson, author of CIRCUS MANIA, the book described by Gerry Cottle as "A passionate and up-to-date look at the circus and its people."
Saturday, 24 January 2015
The Posters of Bertram Mills
My feature on The Posters of Bertram Mills in The Stage
The poster has always been the primary means of publicising a circus. Billed as the Quality Show and the show that put the 'O' in Olympia, Bertram Mills was Britain's biggest and most famous circus in the first half of the 20th century and produced the finest artwork. Steven B Richley has gathered more than 350 examples of their designs in a new book, The Posters of Bertram Mills. Read my article on the book, the posters, the artists and the acts exclusively in this week's edition of The Stage.