Collaborative traditional cut and paste (scissors and glue ) collage blog with a weekly set theme.
Saturday, 8 February 2014
A Giant of The Big Top
This is sort of a play on words as "The Dainty Miss Leitzel" was 4 feet 9 inches of charm and nerve. Lillian Leitzel is considered by many to be the greatest circus performer (aerial gymnastics) of all time. She was a part of the Ringling Brothers circus. Tragically on Friday, February 13, 1931, Lillian plunged from her trapeze to her death while performing in Copenhagen.
The background is from a Time/Life book about the1900s. The auto is a 1951 Studebaker. And the lovely Miss Leitzel is cut from a reproduction of a famous Ringling Bros. poster that featured her with these words: "AERIAL WONDER DAINTY MISS LEITZEL WORLD'S MOST MARVELOUS LADY GYMNAST."
I found a YouTube video of one of her performances! ENJOY!!