P. T. Barnum

“This Is Me” HyperDoc

While on maternity leave, I have to admit that I have watched far too many TV shows and movies. One of my favorites has been “The Greatest Showman” …


P.T. Barnum On A Smelly Tree

<i>This week, The Courant is running excerpts of letters from celebrated and notorious writers that have appeared in the newspaper since its start in</i> …


Hugh Jackman Beams Overhearing Someone Listening to 'Greatest Showman' Song

The actor was tempted to knock on the door when he heard 'A Million Dreams' blaring.<p>Hugh Jackman was all smile Monday morning when he overheard …

Golden Globes

Trump Picks Kavanaugh for Supreme Court, Capping Theatrics That Would ‘Make P. T. Barnum Proud’

The suspense is over. Now comes the hard part.<p>President Donald Trump nominated federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on …

Donald Trump

Famous birthdays for July 5: Megan Rapinoe, Edie Falco

Soccer player Megan Rapinoe turns 33 and actor Edie Falco turns 55, among the famous birthdays for July 5.

Megan Rapinoe

Vancouver Man Separates Idiots From Their Money With Hot Dog Water

2 weeks ago<p>P.T. Barnum was right; there's a sucker born every minute. A Vancouver man proved that to be the case with his sale of hot dog water last …

Hot Dogs

Nonfiction Book Review: Pioneers of Promotion: How Press Agents for Buffalo Bill, P.T. Barnum, and the World’s Columbian Exposition Created Modern Marketing by Joe Dobrow. Univ. of Oklahoma, $32.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-8061-6010-8

Pioneers of Promotion: How Press Agents for Buffalo Bill, P.T. Barnum, and the World’s Columbian Exposition Created Modern Marketing<p>Joe Dobrow. Univ. …

Book Reviews

The Strange Story Of Prince Randian — P.T. Barnum’s “Snake Man” [VIDEO]

With just his mouth, Prince Randian could roll cigarettes, light them, and even shave his face.The post The Strange Story Of Prince Randian — P.T. …

New Jersey

The Story Of Myrtle Corbin, P.T. Barnum’s “Four-Legged Girl From Texas”

Myrtle Corbin was also born with two sets of internal and external reproductive anatomies.The post The Story Of Myrtle Corbin, P.T. Barnum’s …


Who actually was Jenny Lind, the real-life opera singer in The Greatest Showman?

10 May 2018, 16:29<p>By Maddy Shaw Roberts<p>Nicknamed the ‘Swedish Nightingale’, Jenny Lind was a soprano whose voice was admired by Chopin, Mendelssohn …


"The Greatest Showman" TRIVIA

2 months ago<p>How many books about P.T. Barnum did Hugh Jackman read to prepare for his role? How long had Hugh been wanting to be see the movie get …

The Greatest Showman

Questions | Worksheet (PG - 2017)

The Greatest Showman Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG - 2017) will challenge students to disregard society’s stereotypes and appreciate the …


Bethel's Byrd's Books Continues Spring Poetry Season

The evening will feature a number of local poets.<p>BETHEL, CT -- Bethel's Byrd's Books celebrates the art of poetry with the third volume of its spring …


The movie I have become OBSESSED with!

2 months ago<p>You may have heard me talk on my show about "The Greatest Showman"...I rented it on demand 2 Fridays ago...by Sunday, I'd watched it 4 …

Golden Globes

The Greatest Showman Honest Trailer: P.T. Barnum Was a Huge Jerk

Though <b>The Greatest Showman</b> didn’t have a huge opening weekend or break any major box office records, you might be surprised to learn that the film …

Box Office

Watch Hugh Jackman Gush Over Working With Zac Efron on 'The Greatest Showman'

<i>The Greatest Showman</i> will be available to own on DVD and Blu-Ray Tuesday (April 10) and to celebrate, 20th Century Fox released a short video …

Box Office

The Big Problem With Those Personality Tests for Leaders

Just because your personality test seems accurate, doesn't mean it is.<p>Many years back, while working with a client, I was asked to take a written personality test that was required for all executives in the company. Eight senior leaders took this test, costing the company more than $10,000, not …

Personal Finance

Tae Ashida Tokyo Fall 2018 Tokyo Collection

Tae Ashida was midway through crafting her Fall 2018 collection when she saw Hugh Jackman’s P. T. Barnum musical, <i>The Greatest Showman</i>, but the film’s pomp and circumstance aligned perfectly with themes she was already exploring. Shifting gears from Spring’s countryside influences, Ashida went for …


Facebook's Relationship Status With the Public Is 'It's Complicated': What Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Do to Get the Thumbs Up

Facebook needs to stop acting like a platform and start acting like a brand.<p>Mark Zuckerberg has not had a good week. A two-year long PR crisis has come to a head, and Facebook is facing some serious backlash. So the question is, how can Facebook win back the hearts -- and more importantly the trust …

Mark Zuckerberg

Smith: It’s good to be the $50B man

<i>“Outta’ My Mind on a Monday Moanin’”</i><p>As tough as it has been for me to understand how Tesla could possibly have a greater market value than General …


Searching for Marketing Innovation? Let P.T. Barnum Be Your Inspiration

Suddenly, all the lights go out.<p>The circus crowd falls silent, watching and waiting in suspense. A single spotlight breaks the darkness, shining down …

Content Marketing

CNN Panel Slams Trump Rally: He 'Flirts with Autocrats'

The panel on CNN's <i>New Day</i> Monday morning did not seem that impressed with President Trump's campaign-style rally over the weekend. They seemed the …

Conservative View

The 19th-Century “Golden Hours” Convention Brought Young Readers Together to Meet Their Literary Heroes

In the early evening dark of March 30, 1889, a thick crowd of eager children – estimates say as many as 2,000 – converged on the Palace Rink in …


Keala Settle delivers powerhouse performance of 'This Is Me' at the Oscars

A powerful performance of <i>The Greatest Showman’s</i> “This Is Me” brought the Oscar audience to its feet.<p><i>Greatest Showman</i> star Keala Settle took the stage …

La La Land

The Right Can't Fight the Future

While Trump and his cabinet loot the palace, the GOP has reckoning coming its way.<p>It seems axiomatic that the past and the future cannot exist at the …

Barack Obama

The Elephants In The Room

As we write this post, the S&P 500 sits at 2,713.83, just over half way back from the level of the all-time closing high reached on 1/28/18, and the …


'Sound of Music,' 'Point Break Live, 'Twelfth Night,' more arts picks

Here are our picks for theater, classical music and dance performances and visual arts events for March 2-8.

William Shakespeare

Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Greatest Showman’ In Amazing 360°

<b>With showmanship</b> being a main theme in <i>The Greatest Showman</i>—an original musical inspired by P.T. Barnum that honors the start of show business—it …

The Greatest Showman

Review: You Will Never See Jerry Springer — The Opera at the Met

But you can see it with the New Group in this off-Broadway debut.

The Arts