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!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

CIRCUS STARS OR MOVIE STARS? WE'RE GOING BACK ABOUT 80 YEARS TO SEE SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL CIRCUS LADIES OF THAT ERA

Erma Ward Sells-Floto 1927

Clara Cadona, Ringling Bros. 1929

Edna La Clair

Myrtle Compton 1929

Bobbie Warriner, Ringling Bros. 1929

Mable Ward Sells-Floto 1927

Agnes Marine Doss Sells-Floto 1927

Dorothy ??

4 Comments:

Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Erma Ward was really not a Ward, but like many performers took the name when working in the act.
Clara Cadona was the sister of Flying Act Legend, Alfredo Cadona.
Edna La Clair is the Mother of our beloved Clown Jackie Le Claire.
Myrtle Compton was the Daughter of Wild West Performer, Cy Compton.
Bobbie Warriner was a Menege Rider on Ringling Bros.
Mable Ward was another who took the Ward name while working for them, she married Cowboy Film Star Tom Mix.
Agnas Marine Doss, also worked for The Flying Wards.

Dorothy ??, ! have been unable to find any information on this lovely lady.

11/16/2006 12:10 PM  
Anonymous Roger S said...

Clara, here, was a Codona sibling. Not be to confused with Clara Gron, who married Afredo Codona. When Lillian Leitzel surveyed the situation, she moved in on Codona, and Clara Gron Codona was moved over, reportedly bought off by Leitzel for the then princely sum of one thousand dollars. Leonard Farley tracked her down, but Clara kept her silence to the end of her days in Cincinnati, Ohio.

11/16/2006 1:51 PM  
Anonymous fatima said...

How lovely!!
I would call them VERY CLASSY ladies!

11/16/2006 3:51 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Word from John Herriott today is that he discoverd that though Erma & Mable were not Wards, they were indeed sisters.

11/20/2006 9:42 PM  

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