Queen of the Air
She was simply known as Leitzel. Just four foot nine and a mere ninety-four pounds, Lillian Leitzel was one of the most famous women in the world at the turn of the twentieth century. Her feats as an aerialist mesmerized crowds across the globe and for two decades during its golden age, she was the star of the big top. In QUEEN OF THE AIR: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus, author and former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel art critic Dean Jensen brings Leitzel back to life in this beautifully written narrative.
DEAN JENSEN is the author of three earlier books focusing on subjects from the worlds of the circus, carnivals, and the vaudeville stage. Jensen was an art critic and arts writer for the Milwaukee Sentinel (now the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) and has received numerous awards for his writing. He now operates an eponymously named contemporary art gallery in Milwaukee.