More Than Munchkins: A History of Performing Little People

Ask the Experts — Zoom Edition, Wednesday, June 9, 7:00pm

“More Than Munchkins: A History of Performing Little People”

For centuries Little People have been a mainstay of popular entertainment. In this illustrated talk, author and performer Trav S.D. traces the historical ups and downs of very short-statured entertainers from medieval times through the era of P.T. Barnum and dime museums, to side shows and circuses, to vaudeville, to movies and television. Along the way, we trace the evolution of the Little Person’s image in popular culture, from one of cruel derision in the age of the court jester…to one of glamour, as personified by sex symbol and Emmy-winning actor Peter Dinklage…to a virtual return to carny days on reality tv.

Join for me this vitual Zoom talk, naturally tied to the recent release of our book Rose’s Royal Midgets and Other Little People of Vaudeville, and organized by Coney Island USA’S Ask the Expert Series. It’s just $5! Make your reservation here.