Super Circus: Volume 1
Top Customer Reviews
A circus, with typical circus acts of the time. 3 clowns and Mary Hartline provide comic moments.
5 of the 6 episodes contain original commercials.
Your pretentious film snob "friends" will laugh at you.
If you liked this 1950's show as a kid, it's still likely to charm you.
If you like 1950's TV, or like the circus, then these 6 episodes are a bargain! Also includes that rare ABC-TV ID.
Now, I can just hope Alpha Video releases "The Morey Amsterdam Show" or "I Remember (Mama)", then the fun will REALLY start!
But still, this is solid fifties fun for Baby Boomers and those interested in early TV.
what red-blooded boy did not remember her with her long blonde hair and drum majorette outfit.
The circus acts were very good,another neat thing lost somewhere.
Great for a trip back in time and neato stuff to watch with your kids or grandkids,
Super Circus presented various circus acts on a sound stage with a backdrop simulating a circus-type atmosphere. Frankly, circus acts bore me. They always have, but remember, there wasn't much on for kids in the early Fifties. This show was presented on Saturday Morning, so we always watched it.
If you remember Mary Hartline, then you're Old like me. She was one of the first female stars actually created by TV. Mary had long blond hair and wore little short majorette skirts and boots a good ten or more years before the terms mini-skirt and go-go boots were coined. Ring master Claude Kirschner would introduce her and Mary would come out and dance around waving her arms as though she were actually conducting the band on stage. Of course, she wasn't really conducting, and if you kept an eye open, you could actually see the real conducter standing off to one side of the set. One of the episodes here actually profiles Mary as she graced the cover of TV guide. If you read between the lines, it's priceless. They should have called it "How to marry a millionaire".
There were two clowns who were regulars on the show. One was an older man with a very familiar voice but I can't figure out who the actor was.
The other little clown was supposed to be a child. After watching this DVD, I now realize that the little clown is actually a young woman.
The clowns would introduce the commercials. One sponsor is Mars candy bars (naturally). Wait until you see the old packaging!
The other sponsor is a breakfast cereal. I got my biggest laugh at one of the cereal commercials.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful flashback to a series I had almost forgotten about. Thank you for making it available for the bargain orice.!Published 14 months ago by Harold
always fun to go back in time, kinder but gentler years.Published on August 3, 2014 by James W. Logie Jr.
I have been trying to remember this show that I had watched as a child. It was a kick to once again go back to the days when my age was in the single digets, instead of 62!!! Read morePublished on October 19, 2013 by Lucy Doorly