"(Preface vii): the great twenty-round fights at the Cirque d'Hiver."

Cirque d'Hiver Poster
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Cirque d'Hiver literally translates as 'Winter Circus', and was originally constructed in just eight months to house circus events. A number of famed French artists reportedly found inspiration at the venue, which subsequently played host to fashion shows, music concerts and even wrestling matches.

Cirque d'Hiver Paris
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