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Collection Overview

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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: 01/01/2015. 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 PZ7.V867 One 1980

12 Gospel Tricks with Alphabet and Number Cards GV1547 .W753 1999

12 Gospel Tricks with Gadgets and Gizmos by Del Wilson GV1547 .W754 2004

12 Gospel Tricks with a Joy Box GV1547 .W755 1994

12 Gospel Tricks with Paper Sacks and Newspapers GV1547 .W757 1999

1931 Circus Directory compiled by J.A. Havirland GV1801 .H28 1932

202 Questions that are Hard to Answer by Steve Taylor and David Ginn

3 Ball Juggling by Ken Benge. GV1558.B46 1982

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

Adventures of Shoney's Big Boy Circus

Aldo Colombini's Tight Rope by Aldo Colombini GV1559 .C66 1997

Alex the Amazing Juggler by Gianni Peg

The Amazing Dr. Clutterhouse by Elmer Gylleck GV1559 .G95 1974

Amazing Magical Secrets for Kids by Matthew Van Zee GV1548 .V36 2003

An Introduction to Magic by Jack Barrows GV1547 .B27 1979

Anatomy of a Gospel Magic Show by Duane Laflin GV1547 .L342 2009

An Evening with Ernestine Clarke and Parley Baer by William Morrison GV1811.A1 M67 1993

Animal Crackers by Steve Kissell TT633 .K57 1984

Animal Shapes by Jennifer Daniel Z1033.T68 D363 1990

The Annals of Conjuring by Sidney W. Clarke GV1547 .C567 1928

Aqua-Whirl by Val Andrews GV1559 .A53 1983

Archie's Circus by Al Hartley

Are Clowns Hatched? by Mildred M. Runyon

The Art and Making of The Greatest Showman by Signe Bergstrom

The Art of Clowning by Jim Howle GV1828 .H65 2002

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

Balloon Bits Collected by Suds by Ted Sudbrack

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

The Best of Clowning Around by various authors GV1828 .B47 1994

Big Clown, Small Clown by Jennifer Daniel Z1033.T68 D364 1990

Big Laughs for Little People by Samuel Patrick Smith GV1547 .S648 2003

Bingleman's Midway by Karen Ackerman GV1817 .A25 1995

Birthday Party Success by Samuel Patrick Smith

Bob Blau's World of Magic by Bob Blau GV1547 .B648 1980

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

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

Booking and Tour Management for  the Performing Arts PN1584 .S5 1996

Bozo at the Circus reading record (book and vinyl record)

Bridget Boylan, Girl Magician by Debbie O'Carroll PZ7.O234 Bri 2007

Bringing Home the Laughs by David Ginn GV1547 .G535 1980

Building a Better Mouse Trap by Barry Mitchell GV1547 .M545 2005

Bungling Juggling by Kent Cummins. GV1558.C86 1964

Calamut Clowns Coloring Book

Card Tricks for Clowns by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1549 .J643 1998

Carney Knowledge by John Carney GV1547 .C366 1983

Cartoon Lessons by Rev. Randy Christensen NC865 .C473 2009

Catchy Comic Dialogues by Marie Irish. PN4291.I75 1933

Cellini's lord of the rings by E.M. McFalls GV1559 .M44 1997

Change Bag, Creativity, Contrivance, and Comedy by Duane Laflin GV1547 .L343 2003

Charlie's Trick Cartoons by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1559 .J64 2007

Chalk Art by Kerry Kistler NC865 .K573 2004

Chalk Art & Showmanship by Kerry Kistler NC865 .K57 2003

Chalk Talk Stunts by Harlan Tarbell NC865 .T37 1926

Chalk Talks for Sunday Schools by Harlan Tarbell NC865 .T373 1928

Chalk-talkers Comic Trickcartoons by Ed Harris NC865 .H37 1977

Character Education Pep Talk Routines by Steve Taylor GV1547 .T393 1999

Charlie's Comedy Bits by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1828 .J6386 1996

Charlie's Contemplations  volume 1 by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1828 .J6387 2002

Charlie's Trick Cartoons by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1559 .J64 2007

Chicken Soup for Little Souls-The Best Night out with Dad by Lia McCourt GV1817 .M42 2002

Children of All Ages by Tom Ogden GV1555 .O43 1992

The Children's Magic Kit by Karl Fulves GV1548 .F85 1980

Chinese Acrobatics

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

The Christmas Magic Workbook by David Ginn GV1559 .G423 2006

Circus! by Peter Spier

Circus 1-2-3 by Megan Halsey GV1817 .H34 2000

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

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

Circus Alphabet illustrated by Patrick Hudson PZ7.H867 Ci 1954

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

The Circus Book for Children by Bertha Elinor Buffington GV1817 .B84 1909

Circus Clown Alleys by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1828 .C483 2018

Circus Counting illustrated by Ronald Fabec, by Dandi

Circus Dan by George Morse PZ7.M8459 CI 1933

Circus Days Again by Grid Blyton PZ7.B629 Cid 1973

Circus for you and me by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus GV1817 .C574 1998

Circus Fun reprint

Circus Land illustrated by Louise Gordon

Circus Magic Stickers with Activity Book

Circus Mazes by Becky Radtke GV1817 .R336 1995

Circus mobile birthday card

Circus Time by Marion Conger

The Circus is in Town: A Counting Book by David L. Harrison PZ7.H2485 Ci 1978

Circus Stories by Kathryn and Byron Jackson PZ7.J13625 Cir 1949

Circus Trains and Modelling edited by Harold H. Carstens TF585 .C57 1975

The circus: an unforgettable exhibit presented by Sears, Roebuck and Co. at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago GV1807 .C56 1973

Circuses Under the Big Top by Judith Janda Presnall GV1817 .P74 1996

Crique Dreams Illumination Spotlights DVD

Cirque de Soleil the Show Magic Story Board by

Clown Camp 2018 yearbook  GV1828 .C554 2018

Clown Character Drawing by Lee "Juggles" Mullally GV1828 .M85 1995

Clown Magic, Juggling, Sight Bits by Stubby the Clown GV1547 .S78 1969

Clown Makeup by Mehron (catalog and instruction book) GV1828 .M44 2001

Clown Ministry by Floyd Shaffer and Penne Sewall

The Clown Star by David Bartlett GV1828 .B378 2003

The Clown-Arounds go on Vacation by Joanna Cole PZ7.C654 Clog 1983

Clownfest DVD

Clowning 101 by Linda Williams (editor). GV1828.W557 1995

Clowning Glory by Roly Bain and Patrick Forbes

Clowning is More than an Art Form it is a... Heart Form by Buddy Lamb GV1828 .L36 1993

Clowning Through the Twentieth Century by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1828 ‡b .J6388 2000

Clowning Through the Twentieth Century by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson Exhibition Catalog GV1828 ‡b .J6388 2000

Clowns by Joanne Wylie GV1828 .W95 1977

Club Passing by Brendan Brolly. GV1558.B76 1993

Club Swinging by W.J. Schatz. GV1558.S33 1990

A Collection of Circus Sketches by Herbert Dickens Ryman (donated by Kenneth Johnson) GV1816.R96 1994

Color Calumet Clowns GV1828 .C355 1997

Coloring Book by Bartlesville Fun-Addicts GV1828 .C65 2004

Come to the Circus GV1817 .C66 1980

Comedic Classical Clowning by Randy Cornwell and Chuck Henry GV1828 .C67 1994

The Comedy Act of and by Tom Palmer GV1559 .P346 1982

Comedy Bits and Skits for Youth Group Meetings and Campfires by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson PN6163 .J64 2010

Comedy Blackouts by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1828 .J63886 1991

Comedy Juggling by Rich Chamberlin. GV1558.C43 1981

Comedy Juggling by Lee "Juggles" Mullally GV1558 .M85 1989

Comedy Writing for Kid Shows by Mark Wade GV1205 .W33 1986

Comic Ministry Routines by Reverend Randy Christensen GV1828 .C4726 1996

Compassionate Laughter by Patty Wooten GV1828 .W68 2002

Complete Comedy Technique for Magicians by Joe Riding GV1547 .R53 1978

Computer Graphic Magic by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1547 .J6428 1999

The Confidential Day Care Booking Manual by Samuel Patrick Smith (includes cassette tape)

Conversations with Myself by Max Howard GV1547 .H687 1988

Cool Kid Show Magic by Norm Barnhart GV1548 .B37 2012

Crash Course in Showmanship for Magical Enterntainers GV1547 .L3434 2019

Crayon and Character by B.J. Griswold NC865 .G75 1923

Crayon Magic by Jeff Brown GV1559 .B76 2000

Crazy Stunts for Comedy Occassions by Harlan Tarbell GV1471 .T25 1929

Creating a Profitable Reading Program by Arthur Stead

Creating Clown Stuff for Ministry by Marck "Marke" Seckel and Janet "Jelly Bean" Tucker

Creative Conjuring by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson

Creative KidTalk by David Ginn, Steve Taylor, Samuel Patrick Smith GV1205 .G56 2000

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

Crucial Concepts in Kids' Ministry by Randy Christensen BV639.C4 C47 2003

Cruise Book by Jimmy Ray HE566.E9 R39 1980

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

David Copperfield's Fun Book by David Copperfield and Paul Osborne GV1547 .C67 1985

Developing Clown Ministry Programs by Randolph J. Christensen GV1828 .C473 1998

Dewey's Clown Gags & Giggles by Ralph Dewey GV1828 .D49 1990

Dewey's Easy Gospel Chalk Talks by Ralph Dewey NC865 .D494 1983

Dewey's Gospel Cartoon Chalk Talks by Ralph Dewey NC865 .D495 1979

Dewey's Gospel Cartoon Fun by Ralph Dewey

Dewey's Gospel Juggling Skits by Ralph Dewey GV1558 .D494 1990

Dewey's Klown Komedy by Ralph Dewey GV1828 .D495 1994

Drugs, Strangers, and Other Dangers by Ron Conley GV1547 .C66 2004

Easy Gospel Cartoons by Randolph J. Christensen NC865 .C474 2005

Eaton's Graded Speller by Roy Wesley Eaton

Elmer Buys a Circus by Paul T. Gilbert GV1817 .G55 1941

Emmett Kelly in Willie the Clown by Helen Wing GV1811.K4 W564 1957

English Literature by Reverend Stopford Brooke

Entertaining as Christmas Characters by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson

Entertaining Family Audiences by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1828 .J65 2002

The Eye Deceived, the Ear Amused, and the Mind Astonished by Gary Hunt GV1545.R53 .H86 1997

Fascinating Circus Fun for Children of All Ages by Theodore Wells and Candace Wells GV1817 .W43 1990

Favorite Warmups by Diane Laflin PN1580 .L34 1993

Finding Aid to Clown Information in Select Circus Programs compiled by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1828 .J654 2018

The Fireflies' Grave by Akio Oura, Kenji Taniura, and Mark Jewel. PZ8.1.O85 Fir 1988

Flik-Flik transforming book

Follow the Rainbow by Dean Weiss and Betty Bryant. GV1828.W45 1982

A Fool's Guide to Clowning by Leslie Ann Arkin (foreward by Cathy Gibbons, Bruce "Charlie" Johnson, Barry "Bonzo" Dechant, and John Kennedy; includes thank you note and business card from author) GV1828 .A74 2017

Fools Rush In by Roly Bain GV1828 .B26 1993

Four Ball Juggling by Martin Probert GV1559 .P76 1995

Fractured Nursery Rhymes by Col. Bill Boley.

Fred & Barney Join the Circus by Horace J. Elias

From Tricks to Truth by Douglas L. Wathen GV1547 .W38 1999

Fun with German by Lee Cooper

Fun with Shapes by Joanne Wylie GV1817 .W95 1972

Funny, Funny, Clown! by Randy Christensen GV1828 .C474 2006

Gene Autry Goes to the Circus illustrated by John Ushler PZ7.S84 Ge 1950

Get Your Show on the Road by Keith Johnson GV1558 .J64 1997

Ghostmasters by Mark Walker GV1835.5 .W35 1991

Gogo's Pay Day by Anne Rockwell

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

Goofy the Clown: A Puppet Book

Gospel Magic 101 by Steve Varro

The Gospel Magician's Digest by Edward F. Jarvis II, Ph.D. GV1547 .J37 1993

Gospel Truth: Tricks Kids Can Do GV1548 .T39 1987

Grand Gospel Magic Routines GV1547 .L3437 2017

Greater Gospel Magic by Duane Laflin GV1547 .L344 2000

Greater Magic by John Northern Hilliard GV1547 .H585 1994

Growing in the Art of Magic by Eugene Burger

Here Come the Clowns by Gale Brennan GV1828 .B74 1980

Here Comes the Circus illustrated by John E. Johnson GV1817 .J64 1985

The History of American Clowning 2.0 by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1828 .J658 2012

The Holy Fools by Bill Peckham

Holy Hilarity by Cal and Rose Samra PN6231.C35 S26 1992

Homer the Clown's Cartoon Coloring Book (Fun in the Park) by Homer the Clown (Don Burda) GV1828 .B87 1985

Hooray for the Circus illustrated by Stephen Flynn GV1817 .H66 1982

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

How to be a Juggler by Charles R. Meyer GV1558 .M49 1977

How to be Funny without Being Stupid by Steve Dawson GV1547 .D274 1982

How to Become a World Famous Magician by Rudy Coby GV1547 .C57 2018

How to Book Malls by Bob Reams and Steve Williams PN1580 .W55 1982

How to Chalk Talk by Harlan Tarbell

How to Get Publicity in Newspapers... and Other Media by Arnold Furst HM1226 .F87 1975

How to Make a Card Castle by John Fedko

How to Make Money Performing in Schools LB3015 .H428 1996

How to Make Performing Clown Toys by Jack Wiley GV1828 .W48 1991

How to Make Your Own Card Tricks by D. Grenewetzki GV1549 .G74 1980

How to Negotiate Higher Performance Fees by Michael Ammar

How to Put on a Minstrel Show by Harold Rossiter PN3195 .R67 1921

How to Scare a Lion by Dorothy Stephenson GV1817 .S84 1965

How to Sell Demonstrate and Have Fun with Real Fur Spring Animals by Bob Fletcher PN1972 .F54 1982

How to Vent Your Expressions by Cliff Taylor GV1557 .T295 1989

How Tricks Become Magic by Max Howard GV1547 .H69 1991

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

Hurrah for the Circus! by Grid Blyton PZ7.B629 Hur 1973

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

Illusion Planning by Paul Osborne GV1561 .O835 1980

Illusion Show Know-How by Ken Griffin and Roberta. GV1547 .G75 1972

Illusion Systems by Paul Osborne

Illusions Illustrated by James W. Baker GV1548 .B34 1984

Improvisation Inc. by Robert Lowe

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

Inside Allen by Stan Allen GV1547 .A527 1989

Introduction to Magic by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson

It's Magic by Paul Butler and Arlene Larsen GV1548 .B88 2014

J.P. Patches by Julius Pierpoint Patches and Bryan Johnson GV1828 .W43 2002

Jerry Goes to the Circus by Florence Battle GV1817 .B38 1947

Jest in Time by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson

Jest Juggle by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1558 .J637 1990

Joggy Jumbo by Jean Woods Finley

The Joyful Journey of Hospital Clowning by Anita Thies and others GV1828 .T55 2003

The Joyful Journey of Nursing Home Clowning by Anita Thies

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

Juggling and Feats of Dexterity by Paul Barnett and Ron Tiner GV1558 .B37 1998

Juggling: The Possible Dream by Thomas Sikorsky. GV1558.S55 1979

Jumbo GV1831.E4 J86 1989

Jumbo: The Most Famous Elephant in the World! by Bonnie Worth GV1831.E4 W67 2001

Jungleland by Jeffrey Wayne Maulhardt

The Kidnapped Circus by Richard Wormser PZ7.W8878 Ki 1968

Låt Oss Leka Clowner by Dominique Denis. GV1828.D45 1979

Lecture #1 by Kevin James GV1559 .J36 1990

Lecture Notes by Dale Salwak

The Ledger of Life by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson GV1559 .J645 2003

Line Lessons by Randy Christensen NC865 .C476 2007

Little Ballet Slippers and Big Red Nose by Yakov Smirnoff

Little Tweet by Charles W. Holloway GV1817 .H646 1951

Look! A Parade by Marjorie Barrows GV1817 .B37 1966

Magic..... a Tricky Business by Steve Varro GV1547 .V37 1980

Magic Comedy by Bill Severn GV1548 .S38 1968

The Magic Menu edited by Jim Sisti GV1547 .M137 1995

The Magic of Music by Arthur Stead GV1547 .S84 2004

The Magic of Thinking Creatively by Barry Mitchell GV1547 .M55 2002

Magic Show 101 by Murray Hatfield GV1547 .H386 2013

Magic That Works by Elgregoe and Nickleby

The Magical Method by Reverend Randy Christensen GV1547 .C47 1991

Magical Methods by Ron London GV1547 .L66 1980

Make Money Performing in Schools by David Heflick

Making Magic Pay by Benjamin W. Tallman GV1547 .T356 1975

Making Your Birthday Biz go Ballistic by Steve Taylor GV1547 .T396 1996

Marketing Magic by David Charvet GV1547 .C466 2000

Marty Hahne's Birthday Party Crash Course by Marty Hahne

M.C. Handbook by Ron London PN1590.M3 L66 1988

Messages in Motion by Jim Scott GV1558 .S368 2005

Mickey Takes a Bow by Doug Cushman

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

Mind Games by Ande Kole and Jerry MacGregor BR115.P85 K65 1998

Missionary Magician by Philip Foxwell

More Clown Skits for Christ by Randolph J. Christensen

More than Meets the Eye by Dan Harlan GV1547 .H37 2014

More Time to Draw by Frank Webb

Motivational Magic with Steve Harmer GV1547 .H375 1998

Negotiating for the '90'$ by Tom Ogden GV1547 .O43 1992

A Night at the Circus by Elve Fortis De Hieronymis GV1817 .D44 1989

On Stage by Samuel Patrick Smith GV1547 .S656 1992

The Orphan's Tale PS3610.E562 O77 2017

Paul Osborne's Illusion System book 1 by Paul Osborne

Penn & Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends by Penn Jillette and Teller GV1547 .P42 1992

Performing Magic Illusions by Bruce Chadwick GV1547 .C43 1995

Peter Spier's Circus by Peter Spier

Philip Foxwell, Missionary Magician by Philip Foxwell

Playing the Fool by Roly Bain GV1811.B24 A3 2001

Pod t︠s︡irkovym shatrom (in Cyrillic) GV1805.R9 P63 1973

The Pop-Up Action Circus Book by Sarah Keyser

The Pop-Up Book of the Circus illustrated by Loretta Lustig GV1817 .L87 1979

Positive Magic by Duane Laflin GV1547 .L347 1993

Preservation Techniques by Ron London GV1547 .L67 1989

The Professional Amateur by Toby Travis PN1580 .T73 1996

The Profundity of Simplicty by Duane Laflin GV1547 .L3474 2004

Promoting Your Educational Shows by Steve Taylor

Publicity for Magicians by Robert E. Bernhard GV1547 .B477 1940

Puppets are Magic by Gingernutt the Clown PN1972 .G56 2002

Randy's Dandy Lions by Bill Peet PZ7.P354 Ran 1964

Rediscoveries by Eugene Burger GV1559 .B787 1996

Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic by Harold R. Rice

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

Ringmaster Molly's Marvelous Show GV1817 .R56 2018

The Ringmaster's Secret by Carolyn Keene PZ7.K23 Rin 1974

Road Warrior by Randy Pryor NX652.E56 .P79 2002

Rolling Show by Virginia Francis Voight PZ7.V87 Ro

Routining and Scripting for Magical Performers by Steve Dawson GV1547 .D277 1992

The Rudiments of Written Arithmetic for Grade Schools by Daniel W. Fish

The Sacred Art of Clowning---and Life by Cleone Lyvonne Reed GV1811.R34 A3 2012

Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman

Safety Magic for Children by Karl Wagner GV1547 .W34 1991

Sawdust Memories by Scott Linker. GV1821.L56 1992

Scary Clowns GV1828 .S37 2006

Scrap of Memories DVD by Rone and Gigi

See and Sound Circus by Alberta Maxon Christensen. PZ7.C4527 See 1982

Sell Your Act with Brochures and Flyers by Samuel Patrick Smith GV1547 .S663 1991

Sell Your Act with Letters by Samuel Patrick Smith GV1547 .S665 1992

Sell Your Act with Posters by Samuel Patrick Smith GV1547 .S667 1987

Sharing God's Love Through Laughter by Brenda Marshall BV4235.C47 .M37 1990

Shazam! A Circus Adventure by Bob Ottum PZ7.O88 Sha 1977

The Short Course on Selling Your Act by Samuel Patrick Smith

Showmanship 101 by Joe Eddie Fairchild

Showmanship for Magicians by Dariel Fitzkee

Side Show by Jennifer Daniel. Z1033.T68 D367 1990

The Snake Can by David Ginn GV1559 .G426 2005

So You Want to Start Mumming by Ron Shuttleworth PR635.F6 S58 1984

Sometimes the Jokes are Just for Me by Master Payne GV1547 .M47 2006

Soup's on Comedy Waiter Act by Marc Owen

Speedy at the Circus A Dean's Baby Safe Book

Squeakeasy by Dan Garrett GV1559 .G28 1992

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

Staging Magic by Charles J. Pecor GV1547 .P37 1996

Steve Kissel's Complete Guide to Family Entertainment by Steve Kissell

Strong Magic with Silks by Duane Laflin GV1559 .L34 1991

Strutter's Complete Guide to Clown Makeup by Jim Roberts GV1828 .R59 1991

The Survivorship Net: A Parable for the Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with Cancer by Jim Owens  GV1817 .O94 2010

Table Hopping by Bruce Posgate GV1547 .P67 1974

Tales from Mr. Toffy's Circus: Bop by Tony Ross PZ7.R667 Bo 1973

Tales from Mr. Toffy's Circus: Mr. Toffy by Tony Ross PZ7.R667 Mr 1973

Ten Ring Circus Books Z1033.T68 T42 1949

Theatre Technique for Magicians by Max Howard GV1547 .H688 1999

Three Circus Days by Dena Turpin GV1817 .T78 1941

The Tie Pitch by Tom Palmer GV1559 .P35 1968

Till the Clowns Come Home Coloring Book by Cowtown Clowns

Time to Draw with Frank Webb

Tiny Circus Press-Out Book

To Kill a Clown by David Charnee PS3553.H3263 T6 1992

Tommy Windsor's Presto Press Book by Tommy Windsor GV1547 .W56 1973

Tommy with the Big Tents by Harvey W. Root GV1811 .R64 1924

Top Ten by Aldo Colombini GV1549 .C65 1994

The Topit Book 2.0 by Michael Ammar GV1555 .A46 2014

Topper's Mad Mad Magic by Gene Anderson for Topper Martyn

Train Rules and Safety Regulations Handbook by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey GV1822 .R56 1998

The Tramp Tradition by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson (limited first edition) GV1828 .J6677 1990

The Tramp Tradition by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson (expanded second edition) GV1828 .J6677 1993

Trapeze, Perch Poles, and Other High-Flying Circus Science GV1817 .L867 2017

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

The Trick Brain by Dariel Fitzkee

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

Using Magic to Fight Drug Abuse by Duane Laflin GV1547 .L348 1996

Vanishing Directions by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson. GV1828.J668 1991

Ventriloquism and You by David W. Ebel

Ventriloquism for Everyone by Randy Munson GV1557 .M86 1989

Ventriloquism in a Nutshell by Clinton Detweiler GV1557 .D48 1979

Vito Lupo by Vito Lupo GV1547 .L87 1992

Walk Talk by Kirk Charles GV1547 .C44 1998

Walking Puppet Stage by Ernie Guderjahn PN1972 .G83 1987

Walt Disney's Dumbo GV1817 .W34 1988

Walt Disney Dumbo's Book of Colors GV1817 .W35 1988

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

Wanted for Clowing Around - 'Kooky' by Andrew "Kooky" Stevens. GV1828.S748 2001

What A Fellowship by Stan Adair and Steve Varro GV1545.A2 A32 2004

What Are Friends For by Cowboy Mike Keever GV1817 .K44 1989

What Successful Performers Know by Keith Johnson PN1580 .J64 1997

What Your Friends Never Told You About Promotion by Samuel Patrick Smith

Woody Woodpecker at the Circus by Walter Lantz GV1817 .N38 1976

World of Clowns by Ron Lee

World's Funniest Clown Skits by Barry DeChant. PN1995.D38 1995

Writing Your Own Skits by Steve Conley GV1828 .C66 2002

Yakov's Moscow Circus Dinner Experience

Yes Math Can be Fun by Louis Grant Brandes

Yokohama Variations by Shigeo Futagawa GV1547 .F88 1990

Your Buttons Are Loose! by Gene Kirk GV1559 .K579 1960


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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 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.
Series 6: Additions, 14 July 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Tommy Bartlett material, 2017.Add to your cart.
Includes show brochure, comments on show by Johnson, show souvenir program (signed by water skiers, Aqua the Clown, and T.J. Howell), four postcards, DVD with autographed case.
Item 2: T.J. Howell postcards, 2017?Add to your cart.
3 postcards.
Item 3: Rick Wilson material, 2017.Add to your cart.
Advertising material, comment card, autorgraphed ticket, and review by Johnson.
Item 4: Clown Camp material, 2017Add to your cart.
"Clown Camp descends upon Viterbro University" (news article originally aired on WXOX), "Clowning Around," (front page article on Clown Camp, La Crosse Tribune, 13 June 2017), l.i.n.k. magazine (March/April 2017, articles on Clown Camp Co-Director Kenny Ahern and Clown Camp staff member Lisa Olson).
Item 5: Jim Howle's Red Shoes article and comments by Johnson, 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 6: American Greetings Card depicting Kathy "Kaddee" Nelson, with comments by Johnson, 1980, 2016.Add to your cart.
Series 7: Additions, 9 August 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 1: California Clown Campin' notebook, 2013.Add to your cart.
Item 2: California Clown Campin' notebook, 2014.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Circus Venardos review, 2017.Add to your cart.
By Johnson.
Item 4: Circus World show order, 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Circus Venardos pictures, 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Circus World Museum pictures, 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Fellowship of Merry Christians article, 2017.Add to your cart.
by Johnson.
Item 8: How to Handle Stress promo sheetAdd to your cart.
by Laflin's Magic & Silks.
Item 9: The Joyful Noiseletter, February 2004.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Maggy at Circus World Museum article, 2016.Add to your cart.
Unplublished article by Johnson, includes two pictures of Maggy (Saeko Ushiyama).
Item 11: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Birthday Kit, 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Steve & Ryan Nothing but Nonsense Promotional PosterAdd to your cart.
8 1/2" x 11" promotional poster, show credits on reverse.
Series 8: Additions, 27 September 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 1: RONE and Gigi material, 2001, 2012, undated.Add to your cart.
Signed flyer, memories of 2001 by Johnson, comments on Scrap of Memories DVD by Johnson.
Item 2: Roly Bain brochure, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Royal Hanneford Circus program with Great Circus Parade (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) running order, 1998.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Richard and Jan Snowberg History rough draft by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Wenatchee Youth Circus brochure and route, 2002.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Pickle Family Circus Holiday Shows flyer, 1986.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Free children's ticket Sarasota Circus on Tour flyer, undated.Add to your cart.
Depicts Jackie LeClaire.
Item 8: The Greatest Show on Earth Mastercard brochure and application, 1996.Add to your cart.
Item 9: Sell Your Act trilogy comments and contents pages by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Slap board by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Laugh-Makers Magazine Contributor cartoon pages, various dates.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Robert Grant photo shoot with Johnson, 2003.Add to your cart.
Photos and comments.
Item 13: Idea Notebook by Johnson, circa 1980.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Idea Notebook Companion by Johnson, circa 1980.Add to your cart.
Includes index.
Item 15: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey 100th edition mail flyer, 1980.Add to your cart.
Item 16: "Magic-The Elusive Art" by William M.M. Hartney, 1977.Add to your cart.
Westways magazine article.
Item 17: Steve and Ryan, Consistently Hilarious promo poster, 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 18: Circusworks certificate of participation, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 19: Comedifest ComediJournal, 2007.Add to your cart.
Includes memorial page to Don Weed and portraits of clowns by Don Weed.
Item 20: Birthday card (blank), undated.Add to your cart.
Includes an image of Betty Hutton from Greatest Show on Earth.
Item 21: Laugh-Makers promotional pieces for subscribers and advertisers, 1982.Add to your cart.
Item 22: Big Apple Circus Luminocity brochure, 2013-2014.Add to your cart.
Item 23: Clown Town Colossal V Clown Hall of Fame, 1993.Add to your cart.
Delevan Enterprise newspaper supplement.
Item 24: Plate Spinning Routine and Crowd-Pleasing Stunts from Friendly Jugglers, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 25: WCA presidential portrait comments and thank you, 2005.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 26: Christmas Card by Johnson, 1981.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 27: Emmett Kelly Christmas card, 1971.Add to your cart.
Drawn by Emmett Kelly Sr., signed by Evil Kelly and Monika Kelly.
Item 28: Cook up a little magic with your kids recipe cards, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 29: TV Shows with clowns by Johnson, 2017.Add to your cart.
Descriptions of episodes of America's Got Talent (S12E10) and Golden Girls (The Artist; Love Under the Big Top).
Item 30: Dae Hamner's Illusion Co. flyer, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 31: Hamner Barber Variety Show brochure and comments, 2005.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 32: Magic of Taylor Reed brochure, 2005.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 33: Siegfried & Roy present Darren Romeo schedule, 2005.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 34: Have Trunk Will Travel, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 35: Siegfried & Roy Beyond Belief program, 1987.Add to your cart.
Item 36: Carson & Barnes Circus gift wrap paper, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 37: Carson & Barnes circus program, 1980.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 38: Manipulating Cigar Boxes with W.C. Fields, 1980.Add to your cart.
Item 39: Carnival (circus) stickers by Oriental Trading Company, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 40: Anniversary scrapbooks comments, letter by Ted Salter, Laugh-Makers creed, Richard Snowberg portrait, various dates.Add to your cart.
Item 41: The 39 Steps program, 2017.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 42: Sahib Temple Shrine Circus, 2000.Add to your cart.
Signed by Jackie LeClaire, who appears on the cover.
Item 43: The Glasgow Experience, 1999.Add to your cart.
WCA annual convention program.
Item 44: The Voice of FCM volume 57, no. 2, 2013.Add to your cart.
Official publication of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians, personal profile of David Ginn.
Item 45: Red Skelton tribute by Tom Mullica brochure, 2005.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 46: Juggler's World, December 1980-Spring 1992.Add to your cart.
Various issues.
Item 47: Letter to Johnson from Bill Giduz (editor of Juggler's World), 1991.Add to your cart.
Item 48: Railroad Magazine, July 1946.Add to your cart.
Cover story on the RBB&B circus train, second story on moving a circus train.
Item 49: Wenatchee Youth Circus program, 1992.Add to your cart.
Item 50: That Kelly Rag newsletter, 1980, 1981.Add to your cart.
Volume 2, issue 4, and volume 3, number 3.
Item 51: The Trickster's Trunk program, 2006.Add to your cart.
Presented by Teatro Zinzani.
Item 52: King Bros. Circus Christmas card, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 53: Toby Travis Illusion & Beyond brochure, 1993.Add to your cart.
Autographed.
Item 54: Reynolds Family Circus cast photo, 1989.Add to your cart.
Item 55: Tommy Bartlett Ski Sky Stage Show program, 1994.Add to your cart.
Autographed by Jon Wess and Owen Morse. Comments by Johnson.
Item 56: Passing Zone: Jon Wee and Owen Morse article from Disneyland Line, 1990.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 57: The Big Top, July/August 1999.Add to your cart.
Includes "The International Clown Hall of Fame 1999 Inductees" article by Johnson.
Item 58: The Big Top, November/December 1999.Add to your cart.
Includes "Buying Magic" article by Johnson.
Item 59: The Marquetry Press, July 1984.Add to your cart.
Includes "Pattern of the Month: Charlie the Clown" article and comments by Johnson.
Item 60: Jack and Jill, July 1969.Add to your cart.
Includes "Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance," and "Old Milwaukee Days Circus Parade."
Item 61: The Golden Years, February 1984.Add to your cart.
Includes cover story "Lou Jacobs: Master Clown."
Item 62: Clown Town Colossal V Program, 1993.Add to your cart.
International Clown Hall of Fame induction program, autographed. Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 63: Circus Nock program, 1987.Add to your cart.
Item 64: The New Tops, 1988.Add to your cart.
Includes "Back Talk! Magical Clowns" article and comments by Johnson.
Item 65: The Town Laughter, December 2002.Add to your cart.
Includes "Clowning for Those Special Audiences" article by Johnson.
Item 66: St. Mary Medical Center Foundation Circus Circus auction dinner invitation, 1988.Add to your cart.
Item 67: Reid Bros. Circus "Now Booking..." brochure, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 68: Good Old Days magazine, July 1976.Add to your cart.
Includes poem "Circus Memories" by Walter Jackson, and "Memories of Eddie Foy and the 7 Little Boys" by Harry Wilkinson.
Item 69: Genii: The International Conjurors' Magazine, September 1981, March 1988.Add to your cart.
Item 70: Tannen's Magic Manuscript, May/June 1985, July/August 1988.Add to your cart.
Item 71: The New Tops, July 1991, March 1992, May 1992.Add to your cart.
Item 72: The Illusionist, August 1993, November 1993.Add to your cart.
Item 73: The Big Circus, 1959.Add to your cart.
Dell Movie Classic Comic Book.
Item 74: Passenger Train Journal, September 1993.Add to your cart.
Includes "The Last Great Circus Train" by Theodore Shrady.
Item 75: World Clown Association correspondence, 1993?Add to your cart.
Regarding anonymizing Bo Dino Clown scholarship submissions.
Series 9: Additions, 29 November 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Magic: An Independent Magazine for Magicians, October 1991.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Genii Magazine, March 1984.Add to your cart.
Item 5: The Voice of FCM, September/October 2012.Add to your cart.
Duane and Mary Laflin cover story.
Item 6: The Joey, 1989-1991.Add to your cart.
October 1989; June 1991; December 1991.
Item 7: Arizona Highways, March 1994.Add to your cart.
Includes article about the Culpepper and Meriweather Circus.
Item 8: The Dream Clown circus program, undated.Add to your cart.
Text in Japanese.
Item 9: Steve Taylor's Buggy About Books library show, 2002.Add to your cart.
DVD.
Item 10: It's Mime! Comedy and Mime for Clowns, undated.Add to your cart.
DVD.
Item 11: It's Comedy! Thoughts on Comedy for Clowns volume 1, undated.Add to your cart.
DVD.
Item 12: Nickleby Simply Magic promo, undated.Add to your cart.
DVD.
Item 13: Ken Klosterman, the Abracadabra Man article, 1991.Add to your cart.
Article from the Smithsonian magazine.
Item 14: Charlie at Ports O' Call, 1989.Add to your cart.
Performances by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson. DVD.
Item 15: Kidshow Kaleidoscope Audio Magazine, 2006.Add to your cart.
6 CDs. Volume 1, issues 1-6.
Item 16: 50+ Years Christian Conjurer Magazines by Fellowship of Christian Magicians, 1953-Add to your cart.
DVD. Does not contain every issue.
Item 17: Pinto Colvig, 1985-2003.Add to your cart.
Material on Colvig compiled by Johnson.
Item 18: Ports O' Call brochure, undated.Add to your cart.
With comments by Johnson.
Item 19: Leave 'em Laughing viewer's guide, 1981.Add to your cart.
Item 20: Invitation to Wedding of Bruce Johnson and Carole Richardson, 9 October 1993.Add to your cart.
Photo by Roger Grant.
Item 21: Doug Henning: Magic Appears out of Thin Air article, 9 October 1981.Add to your cart.
Article from the Long Beach Press Telegram.
Item 22: Notes by Johnson on "Make it Funny" lecture by Arthur Pedlar (2013 WCA Convention in Borneo), 2013.Add to your cart.
Item 23: Charlie the Juggling Tramp puzzle pages, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes commentary by Johnson.
Item 24: World Clown Association postcard, 2013-2014.Add to your cart.
Item 25: RBB&B Blue Unit running order and clown alley assignments, 1975.Add to your cart.
Item 26: RBB&B Red Unit running order, 1977.Add to your cart.
Item 27: Circus program running order, 2017.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 28: Email from Richard Snowberg to Carole Johnson re: Clown Camp Program, 2004.Add to your cart.
Item 29: Becoming Fools for Christ, 1980.Add to your cart.
Time magazine article.
Item 30: Bigshots Trade Big Bucks for Big Yucks as Clowns, 1992.Add to your cart.
National Enquirer article.
Item 31: Big Top Fan has Miniature Family Circus, 1992.Add to your cart.
Los Angeles Times article.
Item 32: Newspaper photo of circus elephant in backyard while trainer visits relatives, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 33: The Flying Karamozov Brothers "Sharps, Flats, & Accidentals" postcard, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 34: Circus Vargas Coming to Town with Trainer who Really Bears Up article, 17 February 1984.Add to your cart.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune Weekender.
Item 35: Letter from Clyde regarding an error in a Clowning Around article by Johnson, 1996?Add to your cart.
Item 36: Letter from Robert Doherty in response to a letter from Johnson thanking Doherty for writing his Clowning Around column, 1996.Add to your cart.
Item 37: Follow the Arrows by Johnson with selection of circus arrows, 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 38: David Lewis Charne obituary, 2005.Add to your cart.
Author of "To Kill a Clown."
Item 39: Looking Back shopping bag, 1988.Add to your cart.
Shopping bag reproduction of "Looking Back" oil painting by D.L. Rusty Rust.
Series 10: Additions, 2 February 2018.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Instructions for train crews, 1993, 1995, 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Laugh-Makers magazine, 1990-1991.Add to your cart.
Volumes 9-10, include commentary by Johnson.
Item 3: Round They Go by Pete Nelson, undated.Add to your cart.
Article on history of circus carousels.
Item 4: Join the Circus, 2017.Add to your cart.
Article on beginning circus class at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA).
Item 5: Artist ads an Old-Time Feel to Modern Day Deliveries by Matty Day, 2017.Add to your cart.
Article on Amazon Treasure Truck designs inspired by circus wagons.
Item 6: Expert: Go Ahead, Enjoy the Circus by Tony Evans, 2011.Add to your cart.
Article stating that circuses do not harm animals.
Item 7: Teatro ZinZanni Soared in Seattle by Misha Berson, 2018.Add to your cart.
Article on Teatro Zinzanni.
Item 8: Application by Johnson for 2002-2003 Clowns of America International Artist in Residence Program, 2001.Add to your cart.
Includes three letters of support.
Item 9: Trading Places walking illusion brochure, 1985.Add to your cart.
Includes commentary by Johnson.
Series 11: Additions, 9 March 2018.Add to your cart.
Item 2: The New Pickle Family Circus Pickle News, Winter/Fall 1995/1996.Add to your cart.
Volume 2, number 1.
Item 3: The Magic of David Copperfield program, 5-7 January 1990.Add to your cart.
Item 4: The Magic of David Copperfield program, 6-8 January 1989.Add to your cart.
Includes preview of Marcel Marceau performance.
Item 5: The Magic of David Copperfield postcard, 5-7 January 1990.Add to your cart.
Advertising the live filming of Copperfield's 12th CBS special.
Item 6: Juggler's World, summer 1992.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Waiting for Godot program, 1996.Add to your cart.
Starring Bill Irwin, Seattle Repertory Theater.
Item 8: Fool Moon program, 1998.Add to your cart.
Starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, autographed by both.
Item 9: Scapin' program, 1994-1995.Add to your cart.
Adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell, directed by Bill Irwin, Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Item 10: "Club" starring The Flying Karamazov Brothers program, undated.Add to your cart.
Autographed by all four performers.
Item 11: L'Universe starring the Flying Karamozov Brothers program, 7-30 January 2000.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 12: Morgan's Journey program, 2010.Add to your cart.
Seattle Children's Theater.
Item 13: "The Greatest Job on Earth" article, 12 April 1994.Add to your cart.
Los Angeles Times, profile of Tim Tegge.
Item 14: Penn and Teller The Refrigerator Tour program, 1990.Add to your cart.
Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California.
Item 15: Teatro Zinzanni Dinner and Dreams souvenir program, 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 16: 'Lovers' Dance Turkish Style article, 2011.Add to your cart.
Seattle Times, includes comments by Johnson.
Item 17: Bang the drum! Here come the clowns!, undated.Add to your cart.
International Clown Hall of Fame promotional piece.
Item 18: Information on circus moviesAdd to your cart.
Compiled by Johnson. Includes Charlie Chaplin's Circus, Way out West, Rain or Shine, The Circus Queen Murder, The Wagons Roll at Night, Cecil B. DeMille's Greatest Show on Earth, and Wings of Desire.
Item 19: The Incredible Acrobats of China, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 20: Wanatchee Youth Circus program, 2012.Add to your cart.
Autographed by Paul Pugh and Billy. Includes notes and correspondence related to a White Tops article about this edition of the show.
Item 21: 3 Ring Gazette: A Newsletter Just For Kids, summer 1996, spring 1998.Add to your cart.
By Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
Item 22: Living in Harmony, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 23: Animal Open House Brochures, 2001, 2003.Add to your cart.
By Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
Item 24: Descriptions of TV shows with magicians or clowns, undated.Add to your cart.
Commentary by Johnson. Hart to Hart ("Murder up Their Sleeve"); Columbo ("Now You See Him"); Drop Dead Diva (broadcast August 22, 2010).
Item 25: "Final Stop: Ringling Bros. Circus Cars Get New Home" article, 25 February 2018.Add to your cart.
From the Gainsville Sun (Florida).
Item 26: Sailor Circus program, 2016.Add to your cart.
Item 27: PAL Sailor Circus Activity Book, undated.Add to your cart.
Series 12: Additions, 27 April 2018.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 100 Circus Names magic effect, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Circus Educational Program Packet presented by Brenda Ahern and Kathy O'Connor, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Circus Works educational program introductory packet, 1995.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus educational packet, 1996.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Circus Smirkus correspondence with Hellen Billetti-Warburton, 1998.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Felix Adler materials, undated.Add to your cart.
Felix Adler King of Clowns article by Johnson, print of Felix Adler by Johnson, information about bust of Felix Adler created by Johnson.
Item 7: Play that Barber Shop Cord sheet music, 1910.Add to your cart.
Prominently featured by Bert Williams.
Item 8: The Magic of David Copperfield Programs, 1986, 1996, undated.Add to your cart.
Three programs, include comments by Johnson, and 1986 and 1996 newspaper articles on the show.
Item 9: Masters of Illusion Live program, 2011.Add to your cart.
Autographed by some performers.
Item 10: Comedifest Program, 2004.Add to your cart.
Series 13: Additions, 6 June 2018.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Correpsondence from Circus Kirk to Bruce Johnson, 1975-1978.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson, 1977 contract, and 1977 employment guide.
Item 2: Seeing the Real Truth, 1995-1997.Add to your cart.
Includes volume 1 issues 2-12, volume 2 issues 1-3, volume 3 issue 1.
Item 3: Seeing Truth Newsletter, 2003-2005.Add to your cart.
Includes issues 44-59, articles by Johnson, and comments by Johnson.
Item 4: Duane Laflin's Gospel Magic Publications comments by Johnson, 2018.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson on the serial publications SEEING the Real Truth, Seeing Truth, and Advance. All published by Duane Laflin.
Item 5: What Sealo Taught me About Showmanship, 2009.Add to your cart.
Article from The Christian Conjurer, May/June 2009 by Kerry Kistler.
Item 6: Backyward Treasures, 2002.Add to your cart.
Article from The Christian Conjurer November/December 2002 by Susan Wilcox.
Item 7: Old-time Magic Posters, 2003.Add to your cart.
Article from The Christian Conjurer September/October 2003 by Susan Wilcox.
Item 8: Teatro ZinZanni Finds a New Home, 24 April 2018.Add to your cart.
Article from The Seattle Times 24 April 2018 by Janet I. Tu.
Item 9: COOLjob: Contemporary Circus Managing Director Susie Williams, 27 May 2018.Add to your cart.
Article from The Seattle Times 27 May 2018 by jobs staff.
Item 10: List of contents for Happy Magic and Seeing Truth, 2018.Add to your cart.
List of article titles by issue and comments by Johnson.
Series 14: Additions, 19 July 2018.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Family papers of Bruce "Charlie" Johnson, 1997-2016.Add to your cart.
Includes a memorial for Johnson's mother Irene Rose Logston Johnson, memorial collage created by Kenneth Ray Johnson and other related materials, and documents related to the Irene Johnson Circus 4 Youth CFA Endowment started and supported by Bruce Lonn Johnson.
Item 2: Circus comes to Oxford, 1987?Add to your cart.
Newsclipping.
Item 3: Aerialists, The Thrill of the Circus, undated.Add to your cart.
Commemorative plate advertisement.
Item 4: Hobo Joe plate series advertisement, 1982.Add to your cart.
By Ron Lee.
Item 5: What's up: The Clown of Big Town, undated.Add to your cart.
Newsclipping about Chucko the Clown.
Item 6: The Bozeman Trail Sentinel (Buffalo, Wyoming), undated.Add to your cart.
Includes article on the Cowboy Carousel and four picture postcards of the carousel.
Item 7: Original clown greeting cards (12) in box, 1994.Add to your cart.
By Ron Lee.
Item 8: Circus Kirk photo, 1976.Add to your cart.
Includes Lisa the Elephant, Liz Boas, Bruce "Charlie" Johnson, and Charles "Doc" Boas.
Item 9: Elephant memorial materials, 2009.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Great Circus Train, July 1991.Add to your cart.
Article from Town and Country.
Item 11: Sesame Street Magazine, April 1994.Add to your cart.
Here Comes the Circus issue.
Item 12: The "E" Ticket magazine, spring 2001.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Klassic Klowns, undated.Add to your cart.
Newsclipping. Includes picture of Robin, Johnson's sister, painting a child's face.
Item 14: Elaine Verchick article, 23 March 2014.Add to your cart.
Preview.
Item 15: Greeting card with clown image, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Carson and Barnes Circus, 25 June 1981.Add to your cart.
Newsclipping from the Clipper (Lexington, Nebraska).
Item 17: Carson and Barnes Circus program, 1981.Add to your cart.
Item 18: Clown Collector News, April, September 1981.Add to your cart.
Includes article on "Charlie the Clown," newsclippings with commentary by Johnson, hand written article by Johnson, editor's column discussing Johnson's work with Carson and Barnes Circus.
Item 19: Greeting cards from and with pictures of Dave "Happy" Twomey, undated.Add to your cart.
Numbered #2 and #6.
Item 20: Cherie Valentine's Backyard, 31 May 2005.Add to your cart.
Cover only. Includes pictures of Fay and Rose Alexander.
Item 21: Greeting card with "Do Not Disturb Illustration", undated.Add to your cart.
By Ron Lee.
Item 22: "The Brauns: Wizards of the West", undated.Add to your cart.
Article by Donn J. Moyer, commentary by Johnson.
Item 23: 100 Years of Circus Trains, April 1956.Add to your cart.
Railroad Magazine.
Item 24: Yakov's Moscow Circus Diner Experience box dinner lid, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 25: Community worship service and clown ministry materials, 2002, 2008.Add to your cart.
Item 26: Charlie the Juggling Clown brochure and materials, 2005.Add to your cart.
Item 27: Bandwagon, May June, 1963.Add to your cart.
Item 28: Greeting card with image of Charles Bellati, 2014.Add to your cart.
Item 29: Bailring Bombast newsletter for CFA Tent in Los Angeles, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 30: Three Coloring Book Monte effectAdd to your cart.
Article by Bruce "Charlie" Johnson, from The Linking Ring, volume 84, number 5, May 2004.
Item 31: King of Comedy article, October 2007.Add to your cart.
Article about Victor Borge by Johnson, from Scanorama.
Item 32: Happy Birthday dad, undated.Add to your cart.
Card designed by and from Johnson to his father.
Item 33: Love to Make 'em Laugh, 11 February 2005.Add to your cart.
Article about Johnson and his wife, Carole "Pookie" Johnson, with letter from Johnson to his parents about the article and other matters.
Item 34: Creativity for Beginner cover proof and letter, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 35: Clowning Around the World, February 2005.Add to your cart.
Article by Richard Snowberg about his and Johnson's activities in Singapore.
Item 36: Clown Around the World promotional cards and flyer, 2004.Add to your cart.
Item 37: Membership cards, 2013-2018.Add to your cart.
Item 38: Ticket stubs RBB&B Circus, 1975.Add to your cart.
Item 39: Stereoscope of the Nebraska Prairie Museum, May 2001.Add to your cart.
Includes article on George William Johnson.
Item 40: Emmett Kelly on back of wagon (photo), undated.Add to your cart.
Item 41: Clown face and hand on yellow background image, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 42: Magnetforms circus playset, 1991.Add to your cart.
Item 43: Circus Vargas souvenir program and magazine, 1986-2013, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 44: Clown Around the World Festival program, 2004.Add to your cart.
Item 45: World Clown Association Gala & Children's Show program, 2004.Add to your cart.
Scotland. Includes letter from Johnson to his parents.
Series 15: Additions, 17 April 2019.Add to your cart.
Item 1: David Copperfield's Fun Book advertisement (photocopy), October, 1997.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 2: Description of circus movies and TV shows, various dates.Add to your cart.
Descriptions of He Who Gets Slapped, Lili!, Star!, Father Brown The Invisible Man episode, Jeopardy episode, and The Lives of Conjoined Siamese-American Twin Brothers Chang and Eng Bunker CBS News Story.
Item 3: Cub Scout Theme: Under the Big Top, 2014-2015.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 4: Soaring in a second career news article, 3 February 2019.Add to your cart.
About Ariana Lallone.
Item 5: Bruno Ganz obituary, 17 February 2019.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Cherdonna Shinatra unleashes her subversive clowning at the Frye new story, 3 March 2019.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Comments on Advance articles, 2009-2010.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson on the articles Why Kiss the Duck, Feasting on God's Word, Three Juggling Balls and a Jar, The Most Important Book for Your Ministry, Finding the Lost Lamb, The WORD (unpublished article by Johnson).
Item 8: Circus Dreams: A Movie Journey from Mud to Magic promotional brochure, 2012.Add to your cart.
Item 9: Jest for Clowns cover and title page, January/February 2019.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Ace Your Auditions article, March/April 2019.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 11: Comments on Crash Course in Showmanship for Magical Entertainers, undated.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 12: Comments on Sesame Street's Mr. Noodle, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 13: Dinosaurs! by Sesame Street DVD, 2008.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Elmo's World: The Great Outdoors by Sesame Street, 2003.Add to your cart.
Series 16: Additions, 29 May 2019.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mime Spoken Here by Tony Montanaro, undated.Add to your cart.
VHS, volume 1 and 2.
Item 2: Hat Juggling with Andy Head, 1993.Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 3: Color the Clown: How to Apply Clown Makeup in the Three Classic Styles, undated.Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 4: Oriental Mysteries by Qin Ming Xiao, 1992.Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 5: Rebo Nose Clowning by Bev Bergeron, 1992.Add to your cart.
VHS. With appearance by Mark Wilson (magician).
Item 6: Fifty Years a Clown by Arthur Vercoe Pedlar, 1999.Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 7: The Gospel According to Roly by Roly Bain, 1996.Add to your cart.
VHS
Item 8: Only Fools and Heroes: Roly's Old Testament Tales by Roly Bain, 1998.Add to your cart.
VHS
Series 17: Additions, 29 August 2019.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scarf production folder (Clown Camp), 2018.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 2: Royalty sign gag, undated.Add to your cart.
Unpublished article by Johnson.
Item 3: Letter from Charles Schultz to Johnson, 30 December 1988.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Drawing of Richard Snowberg by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Autographed by Snowberg.
Item 5: Red Nose Day materials, 2019.Add to your cart.
Mutts, Hagar the Horrible, and Sally Forth comic strips from May 19; Everyday Heroes packaging; Comments by Johnson.
Item 6: Toby the Clown Foundation Time Capsule Material: History of American Clowning by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Postcard from Randy Christensen, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Jeopardy big top jobs category, 14 June 2019.Add to your cart.
Item 9: "This GMC is Me" television commercial description, undated.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson; retirement information.
Item 10: WAIF Animal Photos with Santa Claws Ad, 8 December 2018.Add to your cart.
South Whidbey Record.
Item 11: Whipcracker skit correspondence, 4 May 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Shoelace and ring original illustrations and magic routine instructions by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Rick Dickson correspondence re: Best of Clowning Around publication, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Comments on Clown Camp 2018 Yearbook Limited Edition and My Relationship with Dad by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Clown Camp 2018 Yearbook cataloged and shelved (GV1828 .C554 2018).
Item 15: Thank you card from Leslie Akin (formerly Leslie Homann), 26 May 2019.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Pinewood Derby Circus Wagon Race Car article by Johnson, May/June 2012.Add to your cart.
From Little Circus Wagon; comments by Johnson; "Boy Scouts Roll with a Long Time Tradition," Weekly Herald, 21 December 2011; Casey Jr. Pinewood Derby Car unpublished manuscript by Johnson.
Item 17: Christmas Card Match magic routine by Kerry Kistler, November/December 2006.Add to your cart.
From The Christian Conjurer; comments by Johnson.
Item 18: Sesame Street Road Trip stops in Seattle this week, 26 July 2019.Add to your cart.
From The Seattle Times Weekender.
Item 19: A Distinguished Lifetime of Bringing Puppets to Moppets by Clay Eais, 4 August 2019.Add to your cart.
The Seattle Times Pacific NW.
Item 20: Christmas card from Arthur Pedlar, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 21: Diamond Chest magic routine, undated.Add to your cart.
Unpublished article by Johnson.
Item 22: Comments on Working Single article in New Calliope, November/December 2000.Add to your cart.
Item 23: Old Paint, undated.Add to your cart.
Unpublished article.
Item 24: Highwire Live in Times Square with Nick Wallenda, 2019.Add to your cart.
Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, FL article 24 May 2019; TV Weekly cover story 23-29 June 2019.
Item 25: Correspondence to Klassic Klowns from Johnson, 4 June 1976.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson; Klassic Klowns unpublished manuscript.
Item 26: Updated list of New Calliope articles by Johnson, 27 August 2019.Add to your cart.
Item 27: Comments by Johnson Eloise Cole, clown bereavement specialist, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 28: VHS Rainbows Remedy with Rainbow the Clown by Eloise Cole, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 29: VHS Farewell Mr. Grock, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 30: VHS WCA Motley Alley United Kingdom AGM, interview of Len "Spider" Austin by Arthur "Vercoe" Pedlar, 9 May 1995.Add to your cart.
Item 31: Audio Cassette: Arthur Pedlar describing his act, 2 August 1994.Add to your cart.
Recorded at the home of Bruce and Carol Johnson.
Item 32: Audio Cassette: Clown Rounds: The Development of a TLC (Tender Loving Clown) by Michael Christensen, 1993.Add to your cart.
Recorded at the eighth annual Conference on the Positive Power of Humor and Creativity; story of the creation of the Big Apple Clown Care Unit.
Item 33: Audio Cassette: Clown: The Art of Dysfunctional Living by Avnber Eisenberg, 1995.Add to your cart.
Recorded at the Conference of the Positive Power of Humor and Creativity.
Item 34: Audio Cassette: Mirthful Medicine: The Comedy Connection by Leslie Gibson, 1991.Add to your cart.
Recorded at the sixth annual conference on the Positive Power of Humor and Creativity.
Item 35: Audio Cassette: Straight Talk about Entertaining Children by David Ginn, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 36: Audio Cassette: The Little Clown: Clown Character Building Exercise Narrated by Jeffrey B. McMullen, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 37: Audio Cassette: Side A: This is Your Life Mabel Stark; Side B: Emmett Kelly interview, job description of RBB&B circus ringmaster (Parley Baer or Fred Bradna), radio commercials for various shows, various dates.Add to your cart.
Item 38: Book Gags unpublished manuscriptAdd to your cart.
By Johnson.
Series 18: Additions, 20 November 2019Add to your cart.
Item 1: Laugh-Makers comments, 1992-1993.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson on Cards 2 article and sample prediction card (vol. 11, no. 1), Patience article (vol. 11, no. 2), Straightmen and Comedic Timing article (vol. 11, no. 4), Rose Parade Memories (vol. 11, no. 5), Audience Respect (vol. 11, no. 6).
Item 2: Assorted circus publicity photos, various dates.Add to your cart.
Mainly aerial acts.
Item 3: RBB&B Circus photos by Johnson, August 7, 2010.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Circus Vargas equipment and tent setup photos by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Chinese acrobats at Orange County, California Fair photos by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Have Trunk Will Travel elephant enclosure Orange County, California Fair photos by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Russell Bros. Family Fun Circus Orange County, California Fair photos by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Circus Vargas-Steam Cirque discount coupon, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 9: Red Skelton Lucky 77th birthday celebration brochure, 1990.Add to your cart.
Item 10: Charlie's Angles "Circus of Terror" tv episode (1977) description and comments by Johnson, 2019.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Clowning Around articles written by 1991-1992 WCA Education Committee members and 1992 WCA Convention instructors comments by Johnson, 2019.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Letter from Johnson to his parents and comments, June 1980.Add to your cart.
Written while touring with Carson & Barnes Circus.
Item 13: Correspondence with Harold Rice and ads for Rice's Encyclopedia of Silks, 1980.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Recording of Carson & Barnes Circus and comments by Johnson, October 16, 1981.Add to your cart.
Recording on cassette tape.
Series 19: Additions, 10 February 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Three Ball Cascade, Laugh Makers Magazine, 1993.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 2: Women Clowns, Laugh Makers Magazine, 1993.Add to your cart.
Comments and correspondence by Johnson.
Item 3: Letter from Else Jung to Johnson, 19 January 1980.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Be True to Yourself Poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Letter from Jim Russell, Clowing Around editor, to potential advertisers, 10 March 2003.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 6: Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound Meeting Blackstone the Magic Detective, 7 September 2019.Add to your cart.
Includes meeting flyer, scripts of "The Emerald in the Fishbowl," "The Reluctant Buzzsaw," and "The Deathless Shot" marked for sound effects, outline of lecture on Harry Blackstone Sr. and Walter Gibson by Johnson, and comments by Johnson.
Item 7: March of the Toy Soldiers illusion plan by Paul Osborne, February, 1984.Add to your cart.
From Genii Magazine.
Item 8: Patty Wooten materials, 2001-2010.Add to your cart.
Includes Laugh! Jest for the Health of It Workshop for Nurses Portland, OR 12 February 2001; Rose City Clowns meeting Portland, OR 12 February 2001; Handouts for workshop; Handout for the Rose City Clown meeting; notes taken by Johnson during the workshop and meeting, plus comments; Hospital Clown Newsletter volume 4, number 3, Patty Wooten cover story; Tragedy, Laughter and Survival by Wooten and Ed Dunkelblau; Wooten's clown characters printed off PattyWooten.com; Clowning Around with Cancer in Cancer Fighters Thrive, summer 2010, by Wooten; Does a Humor Workshop Effect Nurse Burnout by Wooten; The Perils of Nancy Nurse postcard; Patty Wooten business card; Printout of announcement from Clown Camp Facebook page that Clown Camp 2020 will be dedicated to Wooten.
Item 9: Doctor gag file handout by Johnson, 1991.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 10: TNT Clown Ministry retreat notebook, 2004.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 11: A Bird With Broken Wings Can't Fly 45 RPM record, sung by the Carter Family, written by Bert Williams, 1972.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 12: Correspondence with Macky Goodall, 19 October 1984.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Clown publicity photos, various dates.Add to your cart.
Diamond Jim Parker, Frosty Little, Colleen Linnehan Juggling Clubs, Clowns with Circus Vargas, unidentified clowns, Pat Cashin, Circus Vargas promo photo of 8 clowns (4 are identified).
Item 14: Makin' Faces by Angel Contreras, 2009.Add to your cart.
Notes by Johnson from Clown Camp 2009.
Item 15: Ad for Clown Collector's Series collector cards, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Variety Club Telethon, 1979.Add to your cart.
Includes press release; thank you letter to Johnson; comments by Johnson.
Item 17: Next Step workshop notebook, 2009.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 18: Thank you note from Leslie Ann Homann Akin for Just for Clowns column, 2019.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 19: Writing to authors of clown articles with sample correspondence with Mike Bednarek and Greg Chalmers, 2019-2020.Add to your cart.
Item 20: Thank you card from Janice Dorsey, undated.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 21: The Cross and the Clown Magazine comments by Johnson, May/June 2002.Add to your cart.
Item 22: Our Little Girl VHS tape, 1935, 1963.Add to your cart.
Description by Johnson. Colorized version.
Item 23: Charlie's Stage at Raging Waters comments by Johnson, Laugh Makers Magazine, 1993.Add to your cart.
Item 24: Stock Endings for Juggling Acts and Routines and Clowns of America International Convention 1994 comments by Johnson, Laugh Makers Magazine, 1993-1994.Add to your cart.
Item 25: Clowns International England flyer including Carol Johnson's portrait, 2003.Add to your cart.
Item 26: Endings, Laugh Makers Magazine, comments by Johnson, 1993.Add to your cart.
Item 27: Ted "Suds" Sudbrack cover story and The Copyright and Clowns Laugh Makers Magazine comments by Johnson, 1993.Add to your cart.
Item 28: Cover Story Bruce and Carol Johnson and It's an Illusion The Cross and the Clown comments by Johnson, May/June 2003.Add to your cart.
Item 29: Please Accept Our Apology The Cross and the Clown comments by Johnson, October/November/December 2011.Add to your cart.
Item 30: Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver movie description by Johnson, 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 31: Makeup Design Charts, undated.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 32: Thumb Tip Secrets by Fumiyoshi Yui comments by Johnson, 2001.Add to your cart.
Thumb Tip Secrets cataloged seperately.
Series 20: Additions, 4 June 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 1: A Birthday Clown for Archer by Kathy W. Mashburn, illustrated by Jo Linsdell, 2013.Add to your cart.
Includes review by Margaret Clauder.
Item 2: Email from Pete Adams announcing death of Chuck Burnes on 29 April 2020, 1 May 2020.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 3: "Here come the frowns: Clowns no laughing matter to those with coulrophobia" by Lisa Gutierrez, 22 June 2004.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Circus promotions on the radio, May 2020.Add to your cart.
Original manuscript by Johnson.
Item 5: Laugh Makers Magazine, 1995.Add to your cart.
Volume 13, number 2.
Item 6: Laugh Makers Magazine, 1995.Add to your cart.
Volume 13, number 3. Includes comments by Johnson on Owen O.J. Anderson, Fiddle-Stix Symphony Music and Clown (Dottie Goldfarb), and Circus Endings part 1 and 2.
Item 7: Clown Summit 2020 by Randy Christiansen, 21 February 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Clown Summit 2020 response by Johnson, 27 February 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 9: The Circus Anti-Coloring Book by Susan Striker with Jason Striker, 1995.Add to your cart.
Autographed. Review by Cathy Gibbons published in Laugh Makers, emails between Striker and Johnson.
Item 10: Kidshow How-2 Plus Bag of Magic DVD by David Ginn, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes performance of Magic Picture Frame Fishing, a routine invented by Johnson.
Item 11: Visual Painting comments by JohnsonAdd to your cart.
Includes the following visual paintings: Santa, Noah's Ark, Charlie's Coloring Page, Cook Up a Little Magic with Your Kids, Elephant. Comments and sample layers showing construction also included for certain paintings.
Item 12: Laugh Makers Magazine, 1995.Add to your cart.
Numbers 5 and 6. Includes Computer Graphic Magic for Clowns and Magicians, comments by Johnson, sample prediction card, and emails with Jim Kleefeld; Frosty original card effect created by Johnson (promo cover, instructions, 5 gimmicked cards); Metamorphis original card effect created by Johnson (promo cover, instructions, 5 gimmicked cards); Trix card; Darren Dundee comments by Johnson; Dez Colona's Playbox comments by Johnson (photo of Dez Colona in parade during 1991 World Clown Convention and Bognor Regis, England photo by Johnson), Heart Light comments by Johnson.
Item 13: Physical Comedy Video Library by Albert Alter and Angel Ocasio, undated.Add to your cart.
Physical Comedy for Wimps volume 1 (VHS); Silent Comedy volume 1 (VHS).
Item 14: 12 Gospel Tricks with Del Wilson, undated.Add to your cart.
Volume 1 (DVD) and volume 2 (DVD).
Item 15: The Magic Ingredient and Kidology: The Science of Making Kids Laugh by Samuel Patrick Smith, 2010?Add to your cart.
DVD.
Item 16: Book Magic! Checking Out Mark Daniel's Library Show starring Mark Daniel, undated.Add to your cart.
DVD.
Item 17: Clowning Through the Twentieth Century Art Show Debut photos and negatives by Johnson, 6 October 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 18: Laugh Makers Magazine, 1995, 2020.Add to your cart.
Volume 13 number 1. Amusement Parks Part 2: Atmosphere Performing comments by Johnson, Bandana Puzzle by Johnson, Randy Pryor Facebook post by Johnson, Royal Court Jesters post by Johnson on Disney History Institute page.
Item 19: Disneyland Preview Center, Walt Disney and Circus,, 21 May 2020.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson on Disney History Institute Facebook page.
Item 20: Trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin, June 2019.Add to your cart.
Unpublished story by Johnson.
Item 21: Don Gonsalves, undated.Add to your cart.
In Memory by Johnson.
Item 22: Motor Magazine, Trade Secrets column by Bob Cerullo, January 2019.Add to your cart.
Article on Buck Baker's clown cars.
Item 23: The Circus Arts Conservatory Presents Virtual One World Circus May 31st at 2 PM, 2020.Add to your cart.
Press release sent via email by Pete Adams.
Item 24: The Humor Project, in Laughing Matters E-mail Newsletter-From Misery to Laughter Amidst Coronavirus, 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 25: Balloon Lady of Magnolia creates uplifting displays in front of her home, 8 May 2020.Add to your cart.
From The Seattle Times.
Item 26: Under the Big Top 1991 catalog, 1991.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 27: Photo of Dena Piraino, Bruce Johnson, Peggy King at Under the Big Top., undated.Add to your cart.
Series 21: Additions, 31 July 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Clown Camp 2000 Memories by Johnson, 2000, 2013.Add to your cart.
Thank you note from Richard Snowberg 16 June 2000 and letter from Patty Wooten November 2013.
Item 2: Circus History for Elementary School Students by Johnson, 2020.Add to your cart.
Includes email from Jan Biggerstaff, CFA President, 10 July 2020.
Item 3: Steve Harmer educational bookmarks, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson and materials from Harmer's website.
Item 4: Mental Hygiene by Johnson, 2020, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson, class handout by Norma Brandel Gibbs, self-evaluation homework assignment including comments on clowning.
Item 5: Photo of Johnson and Felix Smith at 2004 Magic Show Conference, 2004.Add to your cart.
Autographed by Johnson and Smith.
Item 6: 2003 Weston-Super-Mare Clown Festival poster, 2003.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson, poster is 6 x 8 inches.
Item 7: Synopsis of Father Know's Best radio program "The Circus", 2020.Add to your cart.
Aired 13 September 1951.
Item 8: Happy New Year card from Kota and Takko, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 9: COVID-19 documents, 2020.Add to your cart.
Emails from circus organizations and newspaper articles on the COVID-19 pandemic and it's effect on clowns, clowning, and people working in the creative arts.
Item 10: The Day that I Saved D.R. Miller's Life memory by Johnson, 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 11: "The Organization of a Modern Circus" by Whiting Allen, 1900.Add to your cart.
Article from an unknown publication.
Item 12: 3rd Act Aging with Confidence, winter 2020.Add to your cart.
Humor issue includes "Take a Walk on the Lighter Side," "Resolve to Laugh," "How's Your Funny Bone? A Look At the Science Behind Why Laughter is Important," and "The Costume Makes Me Ageless (Almost)" cover story by Charles E. Kraus.
Item 13: Terry Notary materials, 2020.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson on CBS Sunday Morning 9 February 2020, Harrison Ford profile Parade magazine 23 February 2020, Terry Notary IMDB entry.
Item 14: Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda, 1-7 March 2020.Add to your cart.
From TV Weekly, includes cover with picture of Wallenda, cover story, and synopsis of show.
Item 15: The Best in Family Entertainment brochure by Johnson, circa 2005.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Listing and photo for Cirque de Soleil's Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico, and ad for Teatro Zinanni's series of circus workshops, February 2017.Add to your cart.
From Parent Map magazine.
Item 17: Cover story on David DaVinci Thrillusionist, 13-19 February 2020.Add to your cart.
From Whidbey Weekly.
Item 18: 2017 Freedom Fest program, 2017, 2020.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 19: Email announcing Johnson's appointment as CFA Director of Public Relations, 27 February 2020.Add to your cart.
From Jan Biggerstaff.
Item 20: Bringing Sven to Life at the Paramount: What Does it Take to Become the Reindeer from Frozen?, 20 February 2020.Add to your cart.
Article from The Seattle Times.
Item 21: Boo! Scares Pop Out Everywhere in IT sequel, 6 September 2019.Add to your cart.
Movie review from Seattle Times.
Item 22: The Flying Karmazov Brothers Prepare a New Take on an Old Show, 13 September 2019.Add to your cart.
Article from Seattle Times.
Item 23: New Zealand Worker Feared he Might be Fired so he Brought a Support Clown, 14 September 2019.Add to your cart.
Article from Seattle Times.
Item 24: Tippo the Old Circus Clown: Crazy Luke synopsis by Johnson, 2020.Add to your cart.
Program aired 12 April 1939.
Item 25: Trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin on June 2019 by Johnson, 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 26: Comments on articles published in the New Calliope, 2020.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson on "The Clown Behind the Art: Bruce Johnson's Exhibit" (March/April 2001), "A Tribute to September 11" (November/December 2001), "Happy Aces" (March/April 2013), "Lowe Family Collection Liquidation" (January/February 2015).
Item 27: Paul Osborne illusion systems, June 1984, November 1984.Add to your cart.
From Genii: The Cionjurer's Magazine. Includes "The Decapatarium," and "Dove Cannon."
Item 28: Klown Klatter, 1989, 1990.Add to your cart.
Includes September-October 1989 (with comments by Johnson), November-December 1989 (with comments by Johnson), and September 1990 (with comments by Johnson).
Item 29: "Discovery: Under the Big Top" article by Doris Shields, undated.Add to your cart.
From Los Angeles Times, includes photo of Johnson as part of panel demonstrating makeup.
Item 30: Clean Comedians, 1992, 2020.Add to your cart.
Includes 1992 promo piece for Johnson, 1992 event evaluation for Johnson, comments by Johnson on "Entertaining People that are Hearing Impaired."
Item 31: Clowns of America International Artist in Residence certificate, 1996-1997.Add to your cart.
Includes letters of recommendation.
Item 32: Thank you card from Shirley Reynolds regarding article in September/October 1995 issue of New Calliope, 1995.Add to your cart.
Includes Reynolds' business card.
Item 33: Letter from Bingie regarding article in July/August 1995 issue of New Calliope, 1995.Add to your cart.
Item 34: Thank You note from MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers)Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 35: Ads for the Emmett Kelly Circus Collection posters and figurines designed by Barry Leighton-Jones, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes hand-written comments by Johnson.
Item 36: Steve Long and Family materials, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes "The Comedic Engineers" Peanut Circus promotional item, Steve Long promotional photo, and comments by Johnson.
Item 37: Photos of Bruce Johnson, Arthur Pedlar, and ruben Madsen taken at 1993 WCA Convention by Carole Johnson, 1993.Add to your cart.
Item 38: Photo of Otto Griebling through a stack of frames, 1976.Add to your cart.
Photo by RBB&B.
Item 39: Kidabra Journal yearbook, December 2005-2011.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 40: Laugh Makers Magazine correspondence, 1988, 1993.Add to your cart.
Between Kathy Gibbons and Johnson, Kathy Gibbons to Raging Waters, and autographed photo business card of Cathy "Sweetheart" Gibbons.
Item 41: Letter to the editor regarding End of the Captain Kangaroo TV show by Johnson, 3 January 1985.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson, printed in Long Beach (California) Press-Telegram.
Item 42: Letter from Scott Chandler, undated.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson.
Item 43: The Linking Ring, March 2020.Add to your cart.
Cover story on Maestro Voronin and Max.
Series 22: Additions, 28 October 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Wyoming Kindgerten Circus Cancelled for First Time in 45 Years" by Tessa Baker, August 2020.Add to your cart.
ShowTime Magazine.
Item 2: Teatro ZinZanni Pulls Plug on New Venue Amid Financial Drain, 12 September 2020.Add to your cart.
Seattle Times September.
Item 3: Comments on articles and photos in Clowing Around by Johnson, 2020.Add to your cart.
Comments on February 2005, March/April 2005, May 2005, and August/September 2007.
Item 4: A Taste of Edmunds entertainment guide, booking sheets, and comments, 2006-2016.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Comments on Fun With German by Lee Cooper and influential teachers, 2020.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Ventriloquism cassette and pamphlet by Bob Neller, 1980.Add to your cart.
Item 7: The Heart of Ministry lecture by Reverend Alex Cappos at the Impact Clown Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1993.Add to your cart.
Compact Disc.
Item 8: Circus Vargas Commercials, undated.Add to your cart.
DVD. In English, Spanish, and French.
Item 9: Circus Vargas Clown Alley cover cover photo, Circus Vargas articles, 17 February 1984.Add to your cart.
San Gabriel Valley Daily Tribune Weekender section.
Item 10: Laugh-Makers Magazine, 1996-1998.Add to your cart.
Volumes 14-15. Comments by Johnson on Avoid Mechanical Clowning (14/1-2), Charlie's Flustration Aces (14/3), One-Dimensional Tramps (14/4), Is Clowning a Commodity (14/6), Tradition vs. History (15/1), Stage Coaches (15/1), Your Clown's Clothes (15/2), Ramblings on the Clown (15/2), Having Adult Back-Ups (15/3), Roly Bain cover story (15/3), Laugh-Makers timeline (15/3), Peanut Butter and Jelly Trick (15/3), Practice, Practice, Practice (15/4), Is Nothing Sacred (15/4), Learning from Leon McBryde (15/4), Using Magic: Don't Let the Words Get in the Way (15/5), Pocket Friends ad (15/5), Are You Qualified to Teach Clowning (15/6), Medicine Shows (15/6). Also includes sample personalized birthday cards and enclosures (14/6).
Item 11: Letter from Lee Mullally to Bruce Johnson, 14 May 1990.Add to your cart.
Includes comments by Johnson, May 1990 issue of Giggle Gazette published by South East Clown Association, cards for "Two Card Monte" magic effect.
Item 12: Circus Promotion on Old-Time Radio article by Johnson, June/July 2020.Add to your cart.
In Air Check: Newsletter of the Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound (REPS).
Item 13: Photos of Bruce and Carole Johnson as Santa and Mrs. Claus, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 14: Promotional photos of Reuben Madsen, undated.Add to your cart.
Clown from Sweded.
Item 15: Photos of Mary Lostoc with customized Visual Painting created by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Brochure for Circus World Museum The Greatest Clowns of the Circus collector plates, 1982.Add to your cart.
Item 17: Russell Brothers Circus Weller Court Brochure, undated.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 18: Sample of Charlie's Chalk Board page from Klassic Klowns Newsletter, undated.Add to your cart.
Comments by Johnson.
Item 19: Celebrate Vercoe's 80th, 22 September 2012.Add to your cart.
DVD.
Item 20: Christian Showmanship by Duane LaflinAdd to your cart.
Audiocasettes. Comments by Johnson.
Item 21: Albert Altar Physical Comedy lectureAdd to your cart.
Casette tape.
Item 22: Healthy Humor: The Art and Psychology of Postitive Humor by Dr. Christain Hgeseth III, 1995.Add to your cart.
Cassette tape.
Item 23: This is Your Laugh, Humor and Self-Esteem by Hedy Schleiter, 1992.Add to your cart.
Cassette tape.
Series 23: Additions, 7 January 2021.Add to your cart.
Over-sized additions.
Item 1: Portrait poster to advertise illustrations of clowns by Johnson, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Betty Cash portrait by Jim Howle, 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.
Sub-Series 1: Additions, 14 July 2017.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ashton's Circus (Australia) poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Big Apple Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Autographed by performers.
Item 3: Bouglione Cirque d'Hiver de Paris poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Circus Vargas poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Clown Around the World Festival poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Clown College Japan Taipai Arts Festival poster, 1992.Add to your cart.
Signed by Steve Smith.
Item 7: Clown photo printed at the Gutenberg Festival, Long Beach, California, 1983.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Great Circus Horses poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 9: International Clown Hall of Fame Induction print, 1990.Add to your cart.
Signed by Leon McBryde.
Item 10: International Clown Hall of Fame Induction print, 1991.Add to your cart.
Signed by Jim Howle and Frosty Little.
Item 11: International Clown Hall of Fame Induction print, 1993.Add to your cart.
Signed by inductees or their representatives.
Item 12: International Clown Hall of Fame Induction print, 1994.Add to your cart.
Signed by inductees or their representatives.
Item 13: International Clown Hall of Fame Induction print, 1995.Add to your cart.
Signed by inductees or their representatives.
Item 14: International Clown Hall of Fame Induction print, 1999.Add to your cart.
Signed by Richard Snowberg and Jim Howle.
Item 15: King Royal Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 16: Marcks Circus in Miniature poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 17: Monte Carlo Circus festival poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Third annual.
Item 18: Monte Carlo Clown Festival poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Second international.
Item 19: Moscow Clown Theater poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 20: Pickle Family Circus poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Five different posters.
Item 21: Rick Wilson Magic Show poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Two different posters, autographed by Rick and Suzan Wilson.
Item 22: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus David Larible poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 23: Shrine Circus tiger poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Item 24: Teeny (individual clown) poster, undated.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Additions, 27 April 2018.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Under the Big Top Giant Story Coloring Book, 1976.Add to your cart.
Over-sized coloring book.
Item 2: Emmett Kelly as Weary Willie the World's Greatest Clown, 1976.Add to your cart.
Over-sized coloring book.

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