YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

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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!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

FOR JOHN H. THIS IS THE YOUNG WIRE WALKER FLETCHER RUNYON

This is the young man I was referring to on the trivia post, I haven't seen him work, but Joanne says he is very vibrant, & has a good act. He stayed here a few days and I do know he is very industrious, polite, and was quick to jump in and help with what ever we were doing.

Fletcher Runyon
Notice the rigging detail, probably a portable rigging.


Split
Nice elevation, good split.


FOWARD SOMERSAULT
Fletcher got his start with San Diego's Fern Street Circus, and learned to walk wire under Pietro Canestrelli.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Roger Smith said...

I think I just vanished my question. Rats. It was: We had a Runyon family with us at Jungleland, 1965-1969. The son, Randy, juggled and did unicycle. His father, Chuckie, was the hit local TV clown in Los Angeles. Is Fletcher any kin to our Runyons?

12/07/2006 11:13 PM  
Anonymous J.C. Hall said...

Fetch Fletcher
In today's shows I never thought the day would come you'd have to have a photo to explain what a rigger or a web is. What is a Canestrelli trampoline act? Now adays I come out of a show saying,"Did you see that guy? He did a full cartwheel!". I saw Fletcher on Billy Martin's show, what a shock! This kid turns flips and actually cuts monkey shines and didoes. What a breath of fresh air!

12/11/2006 9:10 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

roger s.
Fletcher is the only one of his family in the business!

12/12/2006 2:54 PM  

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