SNAPSHOTS:GHOST OF KIMRIS PAST
I'm sure the title of this post sounds a little corny, but I have chased this ghost for over 40 years. It finally caught up wih me, thanks to Rick Cobb, originally of Sarasota, and now residing in California, Rick found these photos in an antique store in Bradenton last week. While researching Kimris' history he came across my ebay site & contacted me. I now have only one more chapter to find, that is Vera's husband, Leon,(Henri's brother), who preceeded her in the act. Leon fell during the dress rehearsal of Billy Rose's "Jumbo" in 1935, and was never able to work in the act again. Later while hanging the rigging in St Paul, he fell from the girders, & was killed.
This is a beautiful picture, it was taken at the 1939 New York Worlds Fair.
In later years Henri worked in brief trunks, when we took over the act, I just could'nt see myself in trunks so I wore white tights.
These are the White Satin Suits I spoke of in an earlier post.
Lee referred to this airplane as "The Bathtub".
This is the St Louis Police Circus, at the arena in 1941. I'm not sure if this an entrance or not, I do remember that they did not do spec.
Here is a close up of Vera, every time I see this White Satin suit I remember how heavy it was.