Entertainment: Greatest Show on Earth

Flamboyant Showman Roy Hofheinz already has his own personal steel and Lucite colosseum—the $38 million Houston Astrodome. But he figured that the old Colosseum in Rome was the only place for last week's occasion. Leading a flock of family, flacks and photographers, plus an unruly lion, Hofheinz and his partners, Washington, D.C. Impresarios Israel and Irvin Feld, met in the grand ruins to buy the Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey Circus from John Ringling North for $10 million. North, after all, has a home in Rome, so the Colosseum, said Irvin...

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