Dr. Mort Gamble, executive assistant to the president, presented a paper at the joint national conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association on March 27 in Washington, D.C.
Gamble’s paper, “Where the Circus, and Much More, Once Reigned in
the Nation’s Capital,” focused on the historic Uline Arena (at one time
renamed the Washington Coliseum) at 3rd and M. Streets, N.E., the site
of many events including the first live American concert by The
Beatles following their appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964.
Gamble is a circus historian registered with the World Circus Federation (Federation Mondiale du Cirque), a global circus organization under the patronage of H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco.