YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

HOWDY, MY NAME IS BILL STRONG, I'LL BE YOUR "24 HOUR MAN", ROUTING YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE WHAT THE CIRCUS WAS IN DAYS GONE BY. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, AND MISS WHAT IT USED TO BE, THEN COME ON ALONG AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD FOLLOWING THE ARROWS BACKWARDS, TO "YESTERDAY'S TOWNS"! IF YOU HAVE CIRCUS RELATED PICTURES YOU WOULD LIKE POSTED, SEND THEM TO,,,,yesterday1@verizon.net,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.

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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

POLLACK BROS 1949


Now we make a short jump forward 20 years to one of the great indoor & outdoor shows, the prestigious Polack Bros. Circus. This is Dime Wilson, Kinko, Ed Raymond, unknown, Dennis Stevens & Gene Randow.

3 Comments:

Blogger Pat Cashin said...

Kinko was not the most photogenic guy in the Alley.

The pictures towards the end of his Ringling career in the late 60s are just awful.

But his barrel lives on with Mitch Freddes on the Gold Unit.

Goes to show how long a good prop will last!

4/26/2006 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duane Thorpe used to tell me that by Kinko's final year on Ringling (1969?), his eye sight was so poor he was led on and off the arena floor. Perhaps that explains his make-up skills.

-Greg DeSanto

4/28/2006 8:17 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

The unidentified clown between Ed Raymond & Dennis Stevens is Jack Klipple.

7/05/2006 4:42 PM  

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