Antedating of Flea Market

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Fri Jul 11 18:25:29 UTC 2008

Wilson the skeptic writes:
> You know, I'm not even certain that such a thing as a flea circus
> exists. I've heard of the flea circus all of my life, but I've never
> seen one or met anybody else who's seen one. AFAIK, the entire concept
> may be some kind of shaggy-dog story.

Hubert's Flea Circus was a feature of the pre-porn sleaze in Times Square.  I visited it in 1960 or 1961.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

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