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Author Name:    HOWELL, Brian OSBORNE, Stephen

Title:   One Ring Circus : Extreme Wrestling in the Minor Leagues. First Edition, signed

Publisher:    Arsenal Pulp Press / Parallax, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2002, ISBN:1551521326 

Seller ID:   97111

HOWELL, Brian. One Ring Circus : Extreme Wrestling in the Minor Leagues. Photograph and text by Brian Howell, with an introduction by Stephen Osborne.Vancouver : Parallax (Arsenal Pulp Press), (2002). First Edition. Pp (4),[ 5]-155,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated light blue card covers, French flaps. "Disco Fury. Backwoods Militia. Ladies Choice. Bam-Bam Bambi. Wrathchild. Backyard Billy. Cheerleader Melissa. Gorgeous Michelle Starr. Welcome to the world of minor-league professional wrestling. Over the years, professional wrestling has grown from a cult into one of the entertainment world's most lucrative industries, creating mega-stars out of wrestlers like HulkHogan, Chynna, and The Rock.. And for every superstar, there are hundreds of hopefuls across North America waiting in the wings ready to hurl, pounce, pin down, and act out in community halls and gymnasiums across North America, paying their dues while counting the days before they get the call to the big leagues. One Ring Circus pays homage to the wrestling life: the sound and the fury and the die-hard fans who are often as colorful and outrageous as the wrestlers they clamor for. This book of brilliant photographs and crisp narratives perfectly captures the visceral energy of a remarkable underground scene whose artful and out-there theatrics - alive and well somewhere between here and Palookaville " - from front flap. Very good. Signed with inscription by Brian Howell. 20.00


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