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Bruce "Charlie" Johnson Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Bruce "Charlie" Johnson Collection, 1933-2014Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Johnson, Bruce, 1954-

Extent: 2.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The Bruce "Charlie" Johnson Collection is arranged into three series by type of materials. Series 1 consists of manuscript material related to circus, clowning, juggling, various conferences, and depictions of clowns in popular culture. There is one folder of over-sized material (folder O-1). Series 2 consists of photographs chiefly depicting circus and clowns. Series 3 consists of publications (periodicals) concerning clowning and juggling. Monographs which were part of the collection were cataloged and shelved in Special Collections (these items are listed under "other publications" by title).

Date Acquired: 00/00/2015. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Clown Camp., Clowning., Clowns--Periodicals., Clowns--Photographs., Clowns., Johnson, Bruce, 1954-, Johnson, Bruce, 1954---Correspondence., Juggling., Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows.

Languages: English

Abstract

Materials related to clowning and juggling created and collected by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series 1, Manuscripts contains materials related to circus (particularly Ringing Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus), clown and juggling conferences, Joeys of Clowns International member list and constitution, depictions of clowns in popular culture, and notes on articles and items by Johnson.

Series 2, Photographs contains photos depicting clowns in popular culture, photos of clowns at events Johnson attended, and illustrations by Bruce Johnson. Articles written by Johnson are included in several periodicals, and notes regarding these articles are contained in folders 1 and 1b.

Series 3, Publications contains various issues of Clown Alley, The Joey, Juggler's World, The Laugh Makers, and Playclown. In addition, various issues of Alakazam, Genii, Kabbala, Magic Magazine, Magigram, M-U-M, The New Tops, Sharpe's Ollapodrida, and Son of the Bat Jr. (all publications related to magic) are included.

Series 4, Additions contains clippings regarding Carson and Barnes Circus compiled by Bruce Johnson, Bruce "Charlie" Johnson's father.

Johnson has provided extensive commentary on articles he wrote and items in the collection, and patrons are encouraged to check folders 1 and 1b for this information.

Monographs related to clowning and juggling which are part of the collection were cataloged and shelved in Special Collections. These are listed under "other publications" by title. Author and call number is also included, as is a link to the catalog record for that item. Monographs without call numbers and links have not been cataloged yet, but are available in Special Collections.

Collection Historical Note

Born in 1954, Bruce Johnson began clowning at the age of twenty. In his persona as Charlie the Juggling Clown he has entertained audiences of all ages, and is particularly well known for his rapport with children and audience volunteers.

Johnson has performed in international variety shows, worked for eleven years at the Raging Waters Amusement Park in San Dimas, California, and performed at the opening of Toontown in Disneyland. He was inducted into the Ministry Clown Hall of Fame in 2012, and received the World Clown Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Johnson is also considered an entertainment expert and historian, and has authored numerous articles and the Comedy Techniques for Entertainers and the Creativity for Entertainers trilogy.

Subject/Index Terms

Clown Camp.
Clowning.
Clowns--Periodicals.
Clowns--Photographs.
Clowns.
Johnson, Bruce, 1954-
Johnson, Bruce, 1954---Correspondence.
Juggling.
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Rare Books Room at Illinois State University

Accruals: Additional materials acquired 21 September 2016.

Use Restrictions: Illinois State University owns, or has authority to manage, the materials in the Milner Library Special Collections Department as well as the copyright to only a few of these materials. In some instances, however, the materials may be subject to copyrights and other proprietary rights that belong to a third party. The researcher is solely responsible for obtaining necessary permissions.

Acquisition Source: Bruce "Charlie" Johnson.

Acquisition Method: Direct donation.

Related Publications:

1-2-3 Juggle with me! A Counting Book by David L. Harrison

3 Ball Juggling by Ken Benge. GV1558.B46 1982 Link to catalog record

The A-B-C Circus Book drawings by Molney White

Adventures of Shoney's Big Boy Circus

Alex the Amazing Juggler by Gianni Peg

An Introduction to Magic by Jack Barrows

Animal Shapes by Jennifer Daniel Z1033.T68 D363 1990 Link to catalog record

Archie's Circus by Al Hartley

The Art of Clowning by Jim Howle

Art of Ventriloquism: How to Throw Your Voice by George W. Callahan. GV1557 .C35 1935 Link to catalog record

Best in Children's Books, includes The True Book of the Circus by Mabel Harmer

Big Clown, Small Clown by Jennifer Daniel Z1033.T68 D364 1990 Link to catalog record

Birthday Party Success by Samuel Patrick Smith

The Bobbsey Twins and the Flying Clown by Laura Lee Hope PZ7.H772 Boafc 1960 Link to catalog record

Bonzo's Complete Book of Skits (volume 1) by Barry DeChant. PN1955.D37 1997 Link to catalog record

Bridget Boylan, Girl Magician by Debbie O'Carroll PZ7.O234 Bri 2007 Link to catalog record

Bringing Home the Laughs by David Ginn

Bungling Juggling by Kent Cummins. GV1558.C86 1964 Link to catalog record

Catchy Comic Dialogues by Marie Irish. PN4291.I75 1933 Link to catalog record

Chalk Talk Stunts by Harlan Tarbell

Charlie's Comedy Bits by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson

Charlie's Contemplations by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson

Chicken Soup for Little Souls-The Best Night out with Dad by Lia McCourt

Chirp: A Little Clown in a Big Circus by Ruth Wittner. GV1817 .W578 1942 Link to catalog record

Circus 1-2-3 by Megan Halsey

Circus: A Teaching Unit by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Circus Alphabet illustrated by Patrick Hudson

Circus Babes in the Woods: A "True" Adventure of Two Runaway Circus Elephants by Bernice and Mitch Williamson

Circus Counting illustrated by Ronald Fabec, by Dandi

Circus Dan: A Mystery Story for Boys by George Morse Link to catalog record

Circus Days Again by Grid Blyton PZ7.B629 Cid 1973 Link to catalog record

Circus Fun reprint

Circus Land illustrated by Louise Gordon

Circus Magic Stickers with Activity Book

Circus Mazes by Becky Radtke

Circus mobile birthday card

Circus Time by Marion Conger

The Circus is in Town: A Counting Book by David L. Harrison

Circus Stories by Kathryn and Byron Jackson PZ7.J13625 Cir 1949 Link to catalog record

Circuses Under the Big Top by Judith Janda Presnall

Cirque de Soleil the Show Magic Story Board by

Clown Magic, Juggling, Sight Bits by Stubby the Clown

The Clown-Arounds go on Vacation by Joanna Cole PZ7.C654 Clog 1983 Link to catalog record

Clowning 101 by Linda Williams (editor). GV1828.W557 1995 Link to catalog record

Club Passing by Brendan Brolly. GV1558.B76 1993 Link to catalog record

Club Swinging by W.J. Schatz. GV1558.S33 1990 Link to catalog record

Come to the Circus by Zokeisha Tokyo

Comedy Juggling by Rich Chamberlin. GV1558.C43 1981 Link to catalog record

Complete Comedy Technique for Magicians by Joe Riding

Crazy Stunts for Comedy Occassions by Harlan Tarbell

Creativity for Entertainers by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson (3 volumes). GV1828.J64 2005 Link to catalog record

Cut & Assemble a Circus Parade in Full Color by A.G. Smith

Developing Clown Ministry Programs by Randolph J. Christensen

Dewey's Easy Gospel Chalk Talks by Ralph Dewey

Dewey's Gospel Cartoon Chalk Talks by Ralph Dewey

Dewey's Gospel Cartoon Fun by Ralph Dewey

Dewey's Gospel Juggling Skits by Ralph Dewey

Dewey's Klown Komedy by Ralph Dewey

Elmer Buys a Circus by Paul T. Gilbert GV1817 .G55 1941 Link to catalog record

Emmett Kelly in Willie the Clown by Helen Wing

Follow the Rainbow by Dean Weiss and Betty Bryant. GV1828.W45 1982 Link to catalog record

Fred & Barney Join the Circus by Horace J. Elias

Fun with Shapes by Joanne Wylie

Funny, Funny, Clown! by Randy Christensen

Gene Autry Goes to the Circus illustrated by John Ushler

Gogo's Pay Day by Anne Rockwell

Gold Rush Women by Claire Rudolf Murphy and Jane G. Haigh

Goofy the Clown: A Puppet Book

Growing in the Art of Magic by Eugene Burger

Here Come the Clowns by Gale Brennan

Here Comes the Circus illustrated by John E. Johnson

Hooray for the Circus illustrated by Stephen Flynn

How to be a Goofy Juggler by Bruce Fife. GV1558.F544 1987 Link to catalog record

How to be Funny without Being Stupid by Steve Dawson

How to Chalk Talk by Harlan Tarbell

How to Get Publicity in Newspapers... and Other Media by Arnold Furst

Howdy Doody's Circus by Edward Kean (2 copies)

Hurrah for the Circus! by Grid Blyton PZ7.B629 Hur 1973 Link to catalog record

Hurry... Hurry... Hurry! A Circus Sideshow Magic Book by a Side Show Magician by Col. Don E. Kerr. PN1955.D38 1995 Link to catalog record

Illusion Planning by Paul Osborne

Illusion Show Know-How by Ken Griffin and Roberta. GV1547 .G75 1972 Link to catalog record

In Matthew's Mysterious Trunk are lots of Clues... that lead him to the Greatest Show on Earth by Katherine Leiner

It's Magic by Paul Butler and Arlene Larsen

Jerry Goes to the Circus by Florence Battle

Jest in Time by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson

Joggy Jumbo by Jean Woods Finley

Juggler's Manual of Manipulative Miscellanea by Reginald W. Bacon AKA Mr. Slim. GV1558.B33 1986 Link to catalog record

Juggling: The Possible Dream by Thomas Sikorsky. GV1558.S55 1979 Link to catalog record

Jumbo

Jumbo: The Most Famous Elephant in the World! by Bonnie Worth

The Kidnapped Circus by Richard Wormser

Låt Oss Leka Clowner by Dominique Denis. GV1828.D45 1979 Link to catalog record

Little Tweet by Charles W. Holloway

Look! A Parade by Marjorie Barrows GV1817 .B37 1966 Link to catalog record

Magic..... a Tricky Business by Steve Varro

The Magic of Music by Arthur Stead

Magic Show 101 by Murray Hatfield

The Magical Method by Reverend Randy Christensen

Making Magic Pay by Benjamin W. Tallman

M.C. Handbook by Ron London

Mickey Takes a Bow by Doug Cushman

Mickey's Fun Songs... Let's Go to the Circus VHS

Motivational Magic with Steve Harmer

A Night at the Circus by Elve Fortis De Hieronymis

On Stage by Samuel Patrick Smith

The Pop-Up Action Circus Book by Sarah Keyser

The Pop-Up Book of the Circus illustrated by Loretta Lustig

Publicity for Magicians by Robert E. Bernhard

Randy's Dandy Lions by Bill Peet

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey The Greatest Show on Earth by John Prater

The Ringmaster's Secret by Carolyn Keene Link to catalog record

Rolling Show by Virginia Francis Voight Link to catalog record

Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman

Sawdust Memories by Scott Linker. GV1821.L56 1992 Link to catalog record

See and Sound Circus by Alberta Maxon Christensen. PZ7.C4527 See 1982 Link to catalog record

Shazam! A Circus Adventure by Bob Ottum

Side Show by Jennifer Daniel. Z1033.T68 D367 1990 Link to catalog record

Soup's on Comedy Waiter Act by Marc Owen

Speedy at the Circus A Dean's Baby Safe Book

Stage Techniques and Improvisations for Variety Artists by Debbie O'Carroll. PN2071.I5 O33 1992 Link to catalog record

Tales from Mr. Toffy's Circus: Bop by Tony Ross

Tales from Mr. Toffy's Circus: Mr. Toffy by Tony Ross

Three Circus Days by Dena Turpin GV1817 .T78 1941 Link to catalog record

The Tie Pitch by Tom Palmer

Tiny Circus Press-Out Book

Tommy Windsor's Presto Press Book by Tommy Windsor

Tommy with the Big Tents by Harvey W. Root GV1811 .R64 1924 Link to catalog record

Travels with Carson and Barnes Circus Summer of 1982 by Barbara Ash Camillo. GV1821.C37 A83 1982 Link to catalog record

Uncle Button Presents... The Best Gift Ever by Sam Tee

Vanishing Directions by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson. GV1828.J668 1991 Link to catalog record

Want to be a Juggler? by George DeMott. GV1558.D46 1973 Link to catalog record

Wanted for Clowing Around - 'Kooky' by Andrew "Kooky" Stevens. GV1828.S748 2001 Link to catalog record

What Are Friends For by Cowboy Mike Keever

Woody Woodpecker at the Circus by Walter Lantz

World's Funniest Clown Skits by Barry DeChant. PN1995.D38 1995 Link to catalog record

Your Buttons Are Loose! by Gene Kirk


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Manuscripts],
[Series 2: Photographs and Illustrations],
[Series 3: Publications],
[Series 4: Additions],
[Series 5: Additions, 31 May 2017.],
[Folder O-1: Oversized],
[Folder O-2: Oversized],
[Folder O-3: Oversized],
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Series 1: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Finding aid and supplementary material supplied by Johnson, 2015.Add to your cart.
Folder 1b: Finding aid and commentary on articles and items in the collectionAdd to your cart.
Includes an expanded index to the Creativity for Entertainers books by Johnson.
Folder 2: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus support and service records, 1975-1976.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus rehearsal schedules, prop lists, and wardrobe lists, 1976-1982.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus parade television commercial scripts, 1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus general rules and "maintain weight" article by Johnson, 1980.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Circus Vargas paper clown mask, 1981.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Tom "Popcorn" Sink, 1981, undated.Add to your cart.
Photos and Johnson's memories of professional clown Tom "Popcorn" Sink.
Folder 8: Laugh Makers magazine articles by Johnson, comments and corrections, 1983-1984, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Notebooks for Clown Camp, Laugh Makers Conference, Clown Camp on the Road, 1986.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 1987 Laugh Makers Conference promotional material, letter of confirmation, and correspondence, 1987.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Creative Clowning manuscript, 1987.Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with publisher Bruce Fife.
Folder 12: Laugh Makers Magazine Variety Arts Conference, 13-19 June 1987.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Laugh Makers Magazine Variety Arts Conference, 18-24 June 1988.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Laugh Makers Magazine Variety Arts Conference, June 1989.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Richard Snowberg to Loren Beutler correspondence, 3 February 1988.Add to your cart.
Written on Beutler's retirement as editor of Clown Alley. See Clown Alley, volume 26, issue 1.
Folder 16: Clown Camp on the Road, 1989-1990.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Gala Show programme, 1991.Add to your cart.
Includes brief biographies of performers.
Folder 18: American Sampler souvenir program, 1991.Add to your cart.
Includes brief biographies of performers.
Folder 19: Clown Camp, 1991.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Lou Jacobs memorial program and obituary (photocopy), 1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Clown Camp, 2001.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Clown Collector's series trading cards, 1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: History trading cards and the 1992 World Clown Association Educational Program, 1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus promotional material, 1997, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Canadian postage stamps depicting clowns, 1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Clowning from the Heart, 1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Pierre Dubois correspondence identifying clowns, 10 December 1998.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Slava's Snowshoe program, Moore Theatre, February 1999.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Joeys of Clowns International member list and constitution, 1999/2000, 2001/2002, 2008.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Clown Creed 2000, 26 June 2000.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Research on fire safety presentations, May 2001.Add to your cart.
Master of Arts thesis by Brenda Ahern.
Folder 32: How Effective are Those Teeth, 2001.Add to your cart.
Comments and email correspondence.
Folder 33: Richard Snowberg nomination for Clowns of America International Clown of the Year, 2004.Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Pay/play entertainment contract, 2007.Add to your cart.
Folder 35: WCA Historian Quarterly Reports, 2009-2015.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: 2014 World Clown Association program and souvenirs, 2014.Add to your cart.
Folder 37: World Clown Association author award, 2014.Add to your cart.
Includes 2014 Clowning Around content.
Folder 38: Circus Kirk program Mountain Valley Health Clinic, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Educational programs by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson pamphlet, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Grimaldi stained glass window card, undated.Add to your cart.
Holy Trinity Church, London, England.
Folder 41: Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus miscellaneous forms and records, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus performance rundown, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Ti-Pit bookmark autographed by Pierre Dubois, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Miscellaneous, 1966, 1982-2014, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence to Richard Snowberg from Wm. L. Schultz on Circus World Museum letterhead; course program for The Healing Power of Laughter & Play; advertisement for collectors' plates with images of clowns; pamphlet for Internationales Clowns & Comedy Festival; Big Apple Circus Program; International Circus Festival (1979) registration form; The greatest clown acts of history pamphlet by William A. Foote; World Clown Association 2014 flier featuring T-Bone the Clown; The Great Schlitz Circus Parade Brochure; Old Milkwaukee Days Schlitz Circus Parade 1966 order of March; Duffy's Circus discount coupon with Beakers the Clown; Teatro Zinzanni 2016 brochure; "Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96" newsclipping; "A banker finds happiness as a clown" newsclipping; "Clowns who care" newsclipping; Cirque Du Soleil Luzia advertisement, review, and promotion article Seattle 2017; "Getting in on the act" newsclipping.
Series 2: Photographs and IllustrationsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Calendar page, July 1933.Add to your cart.
Illustration of clown bottle feeding pig.
Folder 2: Funs-A-Poppin Circus 1982 Orange County Fair, 1982.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Charlie's Angels group photo, 1986 Laugh Makers Conference, 1986.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Frost Little and Bruce "Charlie" Johnson, circa 1992.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Reproductions of magazine covers with clowns, 1995.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Circus photos, 2002, 2010, undated.Add to your cart.
Photos of various circuses taken by Johnson.
Folder 7: Chester Cable, 2005.Add to your cart.
Foot juggler manipulating ten-foot long table. Los Angeles Circus.
Item 8: Indoor carousel with underwater theme photographs, 2005.Add to your cart.
Taken by Johnson in Tokyo, Japan after Clown Camp Japan 2005.
Folder 9: Beverly Washburn autographed still from Greatest Show on Earth, 2011.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Clown Campin', 2012.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Wenatchee Youth Circus, 10-11 July 2012Add to your cart.
Compact disc.
Folder 12: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Dragons Clown Alley, July-August 2012.Add to your cart.
Compact disc.
Folder 13: Baader & Lavelle Trio, undated.Add to your cart.
Bicycle act.
Folder 14: Charlie sitting on trunk, undated.Add to your cart.
Contact negative and one print.
Folder 15: Drawings of class of 1989 inductees to Clown Hall of Fame by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Drawings of Felix Adler, Lou Jacobs, Otto Griebling, Emmett Kelly, Mark Anthony, and Red Skelton.
Folder 16: Ernestine Clarke autographed photo, undated.Add to your cart.
Photo of Clarke inscribed "To Bruce and Carole best of everything in our circus world. Ernestine Clarke."
Folder 17: German circus photos, undated.Add to your cart.
Mostly Hagenbeck and Wallace Circus, possibly cut out of magazines.
Folder 18: Illustrations by Bruce Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Series 3: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Clowning and ClownsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Big Top, 2007.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Circus Review, 1953-1957.Add to your cart.
Official publication of the National Shrine Clowns Association. Various issues.
Item 3: Clown Alley, 1966-1991.Add to your cart.
Official publication of the National Shrine Clowns Association. Various issues.
Item 4: Clowning Times, 1982.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Cross and the Clown, 2003-2007.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Jack and Jill Magazine, 1967, 1995.Add to your cart.
Includes notes on June 1967 issue by Johnson.
Item 7: Joey, 1988-2002.Add to your cart.
Official magazine of Clowns International. Various issues.
Item 8: Joey Journal, 1997-2001, 2007-2008.Add to your cart.
Texas Clown Association.
Item 9: Juggler's Bulletin, 1944-1949.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Juggler's Bulletin Annual, 1951-1952.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Juggler's World, 1981-1990.Add to your cart.
Various issues.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 11: Laugh Makers, 1982-1986.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Plate World, 1980.Add to your cart.
Includes article on Red Skelton.
Item 13: Playclown, 1989-1992.Add to your cart.
Various issues.
Item 14: Slapstick, 2004.Add to your cart.
Item 15: Vaudeille Times, 1999-2000.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Miscellaneous periodicals, 2003, 2016.Add to your cart.

Journey, Puget Sound issue (cover photo and short article about Cirque du Soleil)

Horizon Air (Comic Relief article page 10)

Item 17: Miscellaneous collected articles, 1960-2016.Add to your cart.
Articles related to the circus collected by Johnson.
Item 18: Miscellaenous collected articles, 1961-1995.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: MagicAdd to your cart.
Some magazines include notations by Richard Snowberg. Folder 1b includes Johnson's description of the backgrounds of these publications.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Alakazam, 1991.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Blackstone the Magic Detective Radio Program, undated.Add to your cart.
MP3s on CD. Includes Blackstone the Magic Detective log and sample magic tricks compiled by Johnson.
Item 3: Genii, 1984-1995.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Happy Magic, 2000-2005.Add to your cart.
Issues 1-70, lacks issue 2. Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 5: Kabbala, 1972-1973.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Magic Magazine, 2002-2007.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Magigram, 1984, 1990.Add to your cart.
Item 8: M-U-M, 1979-1981.Add to your cart.
Item 9: The New Tops, 1977.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Sharpe’s Ollapodrida, 1983.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Son of the Bat Jr., 1973-1974.Add to your cart.
Photocopies of magic related articles.
Series 4: AdditionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Carson and Barnes Clippings, 1957-1990.Add to your cart.
Clippings and articles compiled by Bruce Johnson, Bruce "Charlie" Johnson's father.
Folder 2: Carson and Barnes Clippings, 1957-1990.Add to your cart.
Clippings and articles compiled by Bruce Johnson, Bruce "Charlie" Johnson's father.
Folder 3: Carson and Barnes Clippings, 1957-1990.Add to your cart.
Clippings and articles compiled by Bruce Johnson, Bruce "Charlie" Johnson's father.
Folder 4: Carson and Barnes Clippings, 1957-1990.Add to your cart.
Clippings and articles compiled by Bruce Johnson, Bruce "Charlie" Johnson's father.
Folder 5: Carson and Barnes Clippings, 1957-1990.Add to your cart.
Clippings and articles compiled by Bruce Johnson, Bruce "Charlie" Johnson's father.
Series 5: Additions, 31 May 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Circus Williams Althoff brochure, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: TV Guide ads, 1985-1988.Add to your cart.
Ads for Murder She Wrote episode "Death Stalks the Big Top," and RBB&B Highlight Specials.
Item 3: Radio and television episodes featuring the circus, clowns, or magicians compiled by Bruch "Charlie" Johnson., undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Where are the Clowns?, 2005.Add to your cart.
Article from Best of British.
Item 5: "Psychologist finds life a laughing matter" newspaper article, 1985.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Mark Anthony business card, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 7: "Dr. Harlan Tarbell" article by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Balloon Animal Sign Language, 1983.Add to your cart.
Advertisement for Laugh Makers Magazine showing American Sign Language words for animals commonly used in balloon sculpture.
Item 9: KIDabra International membership card, 2012.Add to your cart.
Includes explanatory article by Johnson.
Item 10: An Understanding of the White Face Mask by Randy Christensen., 2008.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Clowning and Eagle Scouts Manuscript, 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Circus Boy by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Cirque du Soleil Novelle Experience postcard, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Paste up for Bruce Johnson entertainment lecture, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 15: Circus Chimera Magimystical Program, 2005.Add to your cart.
Item 16: RBB&B Clown College Bulletin, 1987.Add to your cart.
Item 17: Research for Whiteface Article by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson, 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 18: The Great Virgil Scrapbook, 1998.Add to your cart.
Item 19: Life and times of Virgil lecture notes, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder O-1: OversizedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: General Electric refrigerator big top circus, 1950.Add to your cart.
Oversize.
Item 2: Greatest Calendar Show on Earth, 1950.Add to your cart.
Oversize, Morrel meat calendar circus theme, handwritten notes on back regarding weather and health, author unknown.
Item 3: Circo, August 1960.Add to your cart.
Oversize, Spanish, Barcelona.
Item 4: Red Skelton poster, 1987.Add to your cart.
Red Skelton holding tiger.
Item 5: Clown Town News, March 1991.Add to your cart.
Oversize.
Item 6: Emmett Kelly Sr. portrait, 1986.Add to your cart.
Andrew T. Lance photographer, 58/500 limited edition.
Item 7: Emmett Kelly Jr. calendar, 1988.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Big Apple Circus calendar, 1998.Add to your cart.
Item 9: French Official of Association of Clowns in Quebec, 1998.Add to your cart.
Oversize, French.
Item 10: Newspaper article about clown stamps, 7 November 1998.Add to your cart.
Oversize, French.
Item 11: Welcome to California Clown Campin' banner, 2012.Add to your cart.
Oversize.
Item 12: Clown iron on transfer, undated.Add to your cart.
Oversize.
Item 13: International Clown Festival performances poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Oversize.
Item 14: Trapeze Bros. Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Oversize, newsprint.
Item 15: Unidentified periodical, undated.Add to your cart.
Oversize, foreign language.
Item 16: Zor Shrine Temple Activity Association 13th Annual 1967 William Kay Shrine Circus advertisement, 1967.Add to your cart.
Oversize.
Item 17: Clown illustrations, 1990-1992, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes prints by Chuck Oberstein Jim Howle, and Lou Jacobs. The Jim Howle print of Bruce "Charlie" Johnson is signed by Johnson.
Folder O-2: OversizedAdd to your cart.
Shelved in gray cabinet with window cards.
Item 1: Afifi Temple 35th Annual Shrine Circus American Continental Circus Poster, circa 1956.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Afifi Temple’s 47th Annual Shrine, 1968.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Aifif Temple Shrine Circus Polack Bros. Poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Allen Bros. Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Allen Bros. Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Artistes Suisses Calendar, 1984.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Ashton’s Circus Poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Australia.
Item 8: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 9: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 15: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 17: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 18: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 19: Bertram Mills Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 20: Bozo Color and Read Book, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 21: California Clown Campin’ Poster, 2013.Add to your cart.
Honoring Emmett Kelly, designed by Angel Contreras.
Item 22: Candey’s Circus International Poster, undated.Add to your cart.
England.
Item 23: Carson & Barnes Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Ellensburg.
Item 24: Carson & Barnes Table Tent, 1996.Add to your cart.
Item 25: Circus Krone, 2007.Add to your cart.
Item 26: Circus Magicus Royal British Museum, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 27: Circus Nock, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 28: Circus Vargas, undated.Add to your cart.
Herald.
Item 29: Circus Vargas, undated.Add to your cart.
Long Beach.
Item 30: Circus Vargas, undated.Add to your cart.
Mardi Gras mask, Norwalk.
Item 31: Circus Vargas, undated.Add to your cart.
Tiger.
Item 32: Circus Vargas, undated.Add to your cart.
Chicopee, <span data-ved="0ahUKEwji3fqh0LrSAhUByoMKHfRgD5wQ2koIgAEoATAM">Massachusetts.</span>
Item 33: Circus Wagon in the Ellensburg, Washington Rodeo Parade, 1960.Add to your cart.
Photograph.
Item 34: Cirkus Brazil Jack, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 35: Cirkus Brazil Jack, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 36: Cirque Leonardo, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 37: Clown Camp 20th Anniversary Poster, 2000.Add to your cart.
Signed by seven people.
Item 38: Clown Camp 15th Anniversary Poster, 1995.Add to your cart.
Signed by Jim Howle.
Item 39: Clown Photo, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 40: Clowns in Focus Poster, 1993.Add to your cart.
World Clown Congress Harnosand, Sweden.
Item 41: Clyde Beatty Cole Bros. Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Fredericksburg.
Item 42: Clyde Beatty Cole Bros. Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Great Northern Mall.
Item 43: Cole Bros. Big Railroad Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 44: Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 45: DeWayne Bros Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 46: DeWayne Bros. Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Orting Boosters Club.
Item 47: Ernestine Clarke, undated.Add to your cart.
Autographed photo.
Item 48: Famous Continental Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Berlin.
Item 49: Franzen Bros. Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 50: George Carden Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 51: Hawaii’s Volcano Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 52: Here Comes the Parade, undated.Add to your cart.
Two page magazine photo spread.
Item 53: Hubert Castle International 3 Ring Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Valentine, Nebraska.
Item 54: Hubert Castle International Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
CFA Convention.
Item 55: Hubert Castle International Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Elephant.
Item 56: International Clowns Festival Poster, 2001.Add to your cart.
Bolton, England.
Item 57: Jerry Godolphin, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 58: Joseph Grimaldi Memorial, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 59: Kelly Miller Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 60: Kenny Ahern Clown Theater for a Slippery Universe, undated.Add to your cart.
Autographed.
Item 61: Kenny Ahern This End Up, undated.Add to your cart.
Salem, Oregon.
Item 62: Laugh-Makers Conference, 1988.Add to your cart.
Group photo.
Item 63: Nile Shrine Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 64: Nile Temple Shrine Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Cut out in the shape of an elephant.
Item 65: Piet Norje (South Africa) and Bruce Johnson (USA) at Clown Camp, undated.Add to your cart.
Photograph.
Item 66: Playing by Ear print, undated.Add to your cart.
Signed by Chuck Oberstein and Bruce Johnson.
Item 67: Polack Bros. Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Long Beach Arena.
Item 68: Raymer Bros. Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 69: RBB&B Circus Poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Motorcycle Mania.
Item 70: RBB&B Circus Poster, undated.Add to your cart.
"One Childhood.  200 Animals.  Countless Smiles." Autographed.
Item 71: RONE and Gigi photo, undated.Add to your cart.
Signed on back.
Item 72: Shrine Circus, 1992.Add to your cart.
Flint Shrine Circus.
Item 73: Shrine Circus 74th Annual Molem Temple, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 74: Three In One, undated.Add to your cart.
Circus themed touring clown ministry show.
Item 75: Tom Duffy’s Circus, 1996.Add to your cart.
Calendar.
Item 76: Tom Duffy’s Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Ireland.
Item 77: Tom Pack Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Aerialists.
Item 78: Trapeze Bros. Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Poster with herald printed on back. Two.
Item 79: Wall Street Emmett Kelly, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 80: Weekend Foursome, undated.Add to your cart.
Signed by Chuck Oberstein and Bruce Johnson.
Item 81: Wenatchee Youth Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 82: World Clown Convention Poster, 1991.Add to your cart.
Item 83: You Make Me Laugh, undated.Add to your cart.
Circus themed touring clown ministry show.
Folder O-3: OversizedAdd to your cart.
Shelved in map case.
Item 1: Bertram Mills Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Bertram Mills Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Bertram Mills Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Bertram Mills Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Bertram Mills Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Circkus Brazil Jack poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Circul Bucuresti poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Circus Vargas poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 9: King Bros. Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Le Grand Cirque de Festes au Centre Molson poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Shrine Circus Multnomah Stadium, 1957.Add to your cart.
Item 12: World Clown Convention poster, 1991.Add to your cart.

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