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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE 7 A-glimpse into lives of showbiz gypsies Color special on carnival circuit Step right up, folks - see Lobster Boy, the girlie show, thrill to the Wall of Death - it's all here, in Martyn Burke's allegorical, kaleidoscopic look at the funny-sad life on the "carney circuit," seen as a microcosm of the North American society. Carnivals, a 90-minute color film special for telecast on CBC-TV, Monday, Feb. 12, at 9:30 p.m. travels with the carnival people of the multi-million dollar travelling show, Amusements of America, from North Carolina to Ontario (Ottawa) and Quebec (Three Rivers), catching fascinating glimpses into The gentlemen of noithAmerican A lot of people think movers are tough guys who don't understand the value people place on fragile antiques, china, and other delicate items. That understanding is part of our training. We Icarn to handle delicate items with a deft touch. We learn that politeness isn't something you put on like a uniform. .It's an altitude of genuine respect find helpfulness. Co we call ourselves the gentle-inen of the movinn industry. More Important, we act like it. Mclean MOVING LTD. "YOUR NORTH AMERICAN VAN LINES AGENTS" 640 6th St. S. Phone 327-2097 or 323-0611 the lives of these showbiz gypsies. Here are the freaks and the strippers, the daredevils, and barkers, and here is the excitement and boredom of life on the road. Featured in the film are the Vivona Brothers, operators of the big travelling show, and particularly Johnny Vivona, the tough, driving force behind the Amusements of America; freaks like Lobster Boy and Fat Boy; Mickey the 24-year-old stripper who has been with the show since she was 16, and Obie, the drummer, her boyfriend; Speedy McNish, the motorcycle daredevil, middle-aged and recovered from a stroke, who continues to ride the Wall of Death, even after the death of his star performer, his son, in Vietnam: Shorty, the little lame "lighting tower" man, an alcoholic whom everybody pi:ks on; and Yak-Yak, the stuttering, staccato - talking "ride jockey" who sees no reason: why he shouldn't be able to be I President of the United States some day. Martyn Burke, director o! Carnivals: "During nearly five Former Beattle in spectacular LONDON - Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife Linda are to star in their own television spectacular to be screened in Britain and the United States. The McCartney musical special which will also feature his new group, Wings, is part of a program package announced by Britain's independent television network (ATV). One of world's best Robert Aitken, the Canadian-bom flautist and composer, is ranked as one of the world's fined: flautists as well as one of Canada's foremost comnosers. Friday, February 16 1:07 c Bd Allen . c Movie: Night of the Following Day Q Another World Q) General Hospital 1:30 Q Secret Storm . . . for your VALENTINE  CARDS  CANDIES  CHOCOLATES Charrex Cards Accepted McCaffrey's "The People's Drug Store" 418 13th St. H. Pho.ie 327-3445 Open Mon. thru Sot. Sundays and Holidays 9 to 9 We now have a complete Sine of 1973 YAMAHA MOTORCYCLES ON DISPLAY 100 CC to 750 CC YAMAHA CYCLE 1519 3rd SALES AVE. S. AND SERVICE PHONE 328-6977 c Let's Make A Deal fQ One Life to Live 2:00 0 �Jce Douglas 0 Truth or Consequences fQ Our Lives 2:30 0 Klara's Komer c Somerset {�} Dinah's Place 3:00 CS Take 39 (2) Three on a Matca c Another World 3:30 Q Edge of Night (0 What's the Good Word 0 Vin Scully Show fD Dating Game 4:00 CD Split Second fQ Anything You Can Do Q Joker's Wild 0 Family Court 4:30 (7) Drop In 0 News Q| Bewitched 0 Star Trek 5:00 0 Hollywood Squares 0 News fQ Password 5:30 CS Doris Day (Vf) News (23 News 0 News 6:00 0 Hee Haw Q| News 0 Movie: Never Say Goodbye c News 6:30 CB Streets of San Francisco CD Truth or Consequences 7:09 CO Jacques Cousteau 0 Sinford and Son 7:30 CS Sonny and Cher 0 All In the Family 8:00 0 MASH Q| Room 222 0 Carol Burnett 8:30 0 All in The Family fit) Movie: Short Walk to Daylight CD Odd Couple 9:00 CD Love American Style 0 Medical Center 0 Tommy Hunter 10:00 �J FBI (9) News 0 Dean Martin 3D News 10:30 0 Tonight Show CD Movie: Heaven With a Gun 11:00 0 News CS News 11:20 (T) CJOC News �B News 11:35 0 Crossfire 12:00 CB Movie: Ent r Laughing 12:05 O Movie: Rawhide Years j months last summer and fall, the film crew and I had a unique look at North America. Oh numerous trips in this period, filming with the Amusements of America . . . essentially our approach was to regard the hundreds of 'carney' people as unscripted actors, constantly improvising their own lives and coping with their own problems, and sometimes the problems of the society around them. Behind them was the fascinating set of the carnival, and behind that, lay America. It was a difficult approach to take, both in terms of stam- ina and technique. It meant constantly second - guessing as to when something of significance would happen. Often we would have several 'sets' lit at one time, waiting in one of them for something to happen. "Other set-ups were different. 'Carney' people are natural performers and the filming of some of the acts could be done with a more planned style of shooting. This was also true of the circus people whom we visited a couple of times at Hoxie Brothers Circus which travelled roughly the same route a* the Amusements of America." 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