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Sunday, October 08, 2006

QUASSAR'S QUIZ: NAME THIS ACT????


This Mystery Act photo comes from Bertha Nonnenmacher Campisi, it is R.B.B.B. 1950'S.

I know this will be easy for john h. but how many of this bunch can the rest of you identify, & what was the act.

Why don't they do acts like this anymore, I thought it was quite entertaining.

13 Comments:

Anonymous rebecca said...

Something to do with EDDIE Z? Off subject: That was a wonderful thing you did for STRUPPI H. The best Trapeze performer in the world to me. I would love to have those tapes also. She is one of a kind. One of those acts that I stoped what ever I was doing to watch her.

10/09/2006 8:45 AM  
Anonymous dpowhitetiger said...

How about a flying act with Fay Alexander, Bobby Yerkes thats a start....

10/09/2006 10:39 AM  
Anonymous john h. said...

It appears to be a house thing that Concello put together where they did comedy diving into the net. It went over big just like comedy aerial bars. Fay said it was a fun thing and they could improvise. Concello had it on the Orrin Davenport dates. They dressed like gay nineties beaqch goers. I don't recall any name for it. All the flyers participated. Generally useful contracts.

10/09/2006 11:32 AM  
Anonymous john herriott said...

I mentioned to Bill on sat. night at the club that I felt I had won in the identity contest by picking Glenn Henry and asked Bill what the prize would be. He replied, a free ticket. I am hoping it will be a ticket for what is rumoured to be, an idea from the Mayor and Chamber of Commerce, of astretch limo tour with a tour guide pointing out the homes of the famous showbusiness personalities residing in the area and places of interest in Gibtown. Just like Hollywood. I could even luck out by catching Gaylord at one of his frquent visits to the Great Huston. Just like Beverly Hills. Oh well you can't win em all.

10/09/2006 1:14 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

john h.
You guessed the prize too, the only problem is there is not enough in the Chamber of Commerce budget for a limo. The tour will be conducted on the back of His Honor The Mayor's Canary Yellow Motorcycle, driven by tour guide Ward Hall!!!!

10/09/2006 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't the blond Jeanne Sleeter?
Penny

10/09/2006 11:18 PM  
Anonymous dpowhitetiger said...

Penny, I think you are correct on Jeanne....I would like to know the last three that haven't been I.D. Help out someone.

Penny anymore info on Vince Carmen's return to Classic Car Museum for the Sarasota Winter Season..

10/10/2006 11:04 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Since no one else has come up with it, john h. was right about it being the Diving Act. L to R as they were described to me, Bobby Yerkes, unidentified clown, Fay Alexander, Johnny North, Gloria Bischof,(wife of Horst Bischof(Bokara), Jeanne Sleeter. The guy on the right I recognize but I always have a mental block when it comes to his name.

10/10/2006 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He looks like Walter Long.

J.W.

10/10/2006 3:26 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

THAT'S WHO IT IS!!!!

10/10/2006 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

David, No news at this time on Vince. Sorry. Will let you know when I hear anything.
Penny

10/10/2006 11:32 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

In discussing this act with john h. he thought the clown between Bobby & Fay, might be Bones Brown.

10/11/2006 8:04 PM  
Anonymous dpowhitetiger said...

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10/13/2006 9:00 AM  

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