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On 2009-04-24 17:41, jlevey wrote:
For those not yet familiar... check out Chaplin in his film Limelight. He performs a hilarious act with fleas. A treat to watch!

Jonathan


Jonathan,

thanks for the reminder about Chaplin in Limelight. I'm off to check out YouTube.
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Joe Pon at Misdirections Magic sold me a copy of the Tom Palmer book almost a year ago. He does mail order and his shop is in San Francisco.

Posted: Nov 21, 2010 10:01pm
Just spoke with Joe Pon of Misdirections Magic and he said Flea Circus Book by Tom Palmer is out of print and he sold his last copy several months ago.

Posted: Dec 6, 2010 1:59pm
So now who are the performers out there who are doing a flea circus? Daniel Cros comes to mind!
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If someone said this already, I apologize: I think it may be critical to point out......that through history, there HAS BEEN a small cohort of performers who used REAL fleas in their shows! That's important (or so I think it is) in this discussion.


When seeking answers to this question......one has to differentiate: REAL fleas or (ahem) FAUX fleas??
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My Circus starts out with a Mime Flea
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So now who are the performers out there who are doing a flea circus? Daniel Cros comes to mind!


At Svensons we supply Flea Circuses around the world - currently we have a 7 month waiting list!
Some of our customers:
Marco Assman from Germany was the subject of a documentary focusing on his Flea Circus
See an excerpt here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFCEg7wGlAk

Jay Ryan from Ireland performed 108 (yes - one hundred and eight!) Flea Circus shows as part of the Galway Arts Festival
See a news piece here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy9diHU7hi4

John Pulson from the UK
http://www.professorpulson.co.uk/html/events_.html

Other famous owners and performers of Svensons Flea Circuses are Charlie Frye, Paul Romhany and Tim Trono
Admirers include David Blaine, Paul Daniels, John Archer, Kevin James and Mac King

Steve Legg also from the UK sold his Flea Circus from another manufacturer to buy one of ours!

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Martin
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We have been selling Flea Circuses now at http://www.yourfleacircus.com for just over 3 years and have orders up to October now. I want to give the subscribers to this group notice that I will be advertising in MAGIC magazine soon and expect a few orders from that.

If you want a Cigar Box or Mossman Flea Circus I would advise you to contact me now to order.

Every week I get an email asking if we have any in stock and I have to advise they are all made to order. If you want one ready for next Summer’s shows then don’t delay – just think…if I only get 9 orders from the advert then you wouldn’t get one in time!


Email me direct at martin@martinduffy.com for the latest newsletter and pictures of recent Flea Circuses
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My favorite circus is by Chance Wolf. While not strictly a flea circus it also incorporates all of the best components of Jumbo Sidekick.
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On 2011-10-16 19:38, Jeff Christensen wrote:
My favorite circus is by Chance Wolf. While not strictly a flea circus it also incorporates all of the best components of Jumbo Sidekick.

Wolf's Flea Circus is certainly not a traditional one. But I think it most definitely is a Flea Circus - there are several animations included, although the high wire and dive board don't do anything. This is no problem with my presentation, as I simply state that the kids can choose whether my flea will do the high dive, high wire, or World's Greatest Card Trick. Funny, they always end up eliminating all but the card trick Smile
I also use the Haunted Matchbox, Magic Milk pitcher, and all the tradtional nonsense with the Flea jumping off into the audience, etc. A great, great prop!
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On 2009-04-24 17:41, jlevey wrote:
For those not yet familiar... check out Chaplin in his film Limelight. He performs a hilarious act with fleas. A treat to watch!

Jonathan


Jonathan,

thanks for the reminder about Chaplin in Limelight. I'm off to check out YouTube.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAI6BEtxv1A
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Love the Giant Flea, Doug. I'm putting that on my wish list!

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Here is a R/C Flea Circus I just completed. http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......rum=26&4



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These are all great ideas for a flea circus, very imaginative! I got to thinking, many of these effects could be scaled up and used with a Rocky Raccoon spring animal puppet, then I realized that combining Rocky with a flea circus makes perfect sense... the fleas travel on Rocky.
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This is getting me interested, How do I start, is there any books or a dvd that will give me a better idea, although I am in England, would a flee circus be a good idea as a add on to my magic shows, for all ages, magicwalsh@gmail.com
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You might start with my "Lunchbox Flea Circus" e-Book in The Wizards' Journal #35. It all fits in a small lunchbox so you can begin up close and then adapt it to a larger stage size flea circus as you collect more fleas (and their various acts).
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