Tent Show captures the glamour the shows held for audiences and the hard work and financial jeopardy faced by their performers. Donald W. Whisenhunt, whose father was one of Names's partners, draws on family papers, letters, original documents, and interviews to shed light on this form of entertainment.
Anyone interested in the entertainment business—or curious about life before television and movie theaters—will find Tent Show to be an unaffected look at this fastpaced, often unglamorous business and the people who chose this way of life.
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Published by Texas A&M University Press