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!

Friday, June 16, 2006

SNAPSHOT: STEEL PIER THRILL CIRCUS, CLASS OF 1952


This is the cast of the Thrill Circus & Water Show produced by George A. Hamid Sr. on The Atlantic City, Steel Pier in "52. The Clown Cop is Charlie Franks, L to R starting behind the fourth girl from the left, is Sylvia Watkins, (DOGS); her daughter Patty; Mrs. Hedy Corona, (Matias' wife);Jana Corona, & Eva Corona. In front of Eva are Kitty, & Dave Oriel, (Cradle Act); and at the back in white shirts are Mathias, and Charles Corona. The Coronas of course were noted for their High Wire Act. The photo comes from the Coronas private collection.

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