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Friday, August 6, 2010

CIRCUS WORLD MUSEUM


Baraboo's circus museum featured in upcoming film

By ROB THOMAS The Capital Times rthomas@madison.com Friday, August 6, 2010
BARABOO - When visitors come to the Circus World Museum, they get a glimpse into how the circus looked generations ago through the costumes, circus wagons, photographs and other exhibits on display.
But even Circus World Executive Director Steve Freese was amazed when he saw the circus of that bygone era brought back to life in California recently.
It was on the set of the upcoming film "Water For Elephants," based on Sara Gruen's novel. The film, which will hit theaters sometime in 2011, stars Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson and follows a young man who joins a Depression-era circus.
To make the film as authentic as possible, the filmmakers tapped the museum to provide 15 circus wagons plus loads of research and expertise to the production. READ MORE AT:
http://host.madison.com/entertainment/movies/article_1f2b00be-9f30-11df-aa02-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story

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