This was an early '50's kiddie show starring Claude Kirschner as the "ringmaster" who introduced the different acts. There were also the clowns Cliffy, Scampy, and Nicky.
But arguably, the main highlight was Mary Jane Hartline, "conducting" the orchestra while clad in tight, miniskirted majorette costumes that showed off her voluptuous figure. I can't understand how that got past the censors, especially on a children's program!
Are there any baby boomer fossils (like me) who remembers this show?
Mary Jane Hartman while clad in tight, miniskirted majorette costumes that showed off her voluptuous figure. I can't understand how that got past the censors, especially on a children's program! yeah... can't show a woman with a totally covered bosom to the kiddies in the 50's. They should have had her clad in a muumuu !
Actually it was MARY HARTLINE Hartman was a whole 'nuther show
Yes there is nothing risque at all about that outfit, even for the 1950's.
I remember the show very well but never once even noticed how "chesty" Mary was. Strikes me as odd to mention it and then speculate that censorship was needed for a lady in a high necked circus outfit !
Mary, in another outfit, graces the cover of the TV Guide along with Ringmaster Claude.
Yes, I remember Super Circus. My Dad used to tease me (although, I didn't know it was teasing, at the time): "Be sure to tell me when Mary Hartline is on." I thought he just appreciated her talent at her baton-twirling.
I had a Mary Hartline doll. And, I agree with Taylorfirst, that her costume wasn't risque, even for the time.