Tonight the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. the Greatest Show on Earth, will hold its final performance at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, New York. My parents took me and my sister every year to see the circus at the Cow Palace. I can still smell it.
Cecil B DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth was inspired by the 06-July-1944 Hartford Fire,which destroyed the big top, which been waterproofed with flammable materials, and killed more than 160 people.