The Theatre: Greatest Show

An entertainment troupe which eats 10,000 pancakes for breakfast, carries its own post office and uses more than half the elephants in America opened its 1931 season in Manhattan last week—Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Combined Shows, in every sense the Greatest Show on Earth. This year's premiere was a little saddened by the absence of Lillian Leitzel, the small, muscular lady who used to do more than 200 one-handed giant turns on a rope high up under the Big Top. She fell and was killed when a trapeze ring broke with...

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