“How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?”
Last Words – P T Barnum
Phineas Taylor Barnum
American Showman, Businessman, Entertainer.
Born July 5, 1810 – Died April 7, 1891
Last Words – P T Barnum – Note
P. T. Barnum did not enter the circus business until he was 61 years old.
Barnum once wrote to Bailey (his business partner), “I try to impress on the public that we are prepared to keep the show at the top of the heap for generations to come.”
And that he did; Barnum became even more of a household name than he already was. Not only was he a business giant and marketing expert, but he became his own character in the show. He would ride around the arena in a chariot, prior to each performance. He was there, watching, supporting, and enjoyed the marvel and wonder he had created.
“The noblest art is that of making others happy.”