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!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

THE GIBTOWN DIME'S STORE # 3

THE BEROSINI TROUPE
Here are the Berosini Brothers executing a Passing Leap.

BOB TOP & LAUREN
This is on the Ringling Show in Madison Square Garden, 1950's. We knew this act later with a new partner as Bob Top & Edna.

HAZEL KING
Hazel was agreat Horse Woman from the 1920's,'30's, &'40's, here she is seen with two of her Liberty Horses, General, & Colonel.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Roger Smith said...

We had the Great Golden Carlos Twins with us on the Castle show. These beautiful girls did a great act, but were so painfully shy they could hardly converse with anyone but Mary Castle. Their father was very ill at the time, and they took excellent care of him in their trailer.

2/07/2007 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Roger Smith said...

The high skating act of Bob Top and partners was among the most bone-chilling I've seen.

2/07/2007 2:49 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

The Twins are somewhat of a mystery, I have a picture of them performing in Europe as early as 1960. I have heard that they now claim to be the second set of twins.

2/07/2007 4:33 PM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

Sorry bill .. they are now the 3rd or 4th!!

2/07/2007 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't mention Hazel King without including her horse Major.

2/07/2007 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Jim A. said...

Bobby Gibbs started his circus career as a groom for Hazel King on Gil Gray's show. Bobby would leave home when school ended in spring and stay with the show for the summer.

2/08/2007 7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bill,
I love your blog .I am a little disappointed not to have made the cut though.Especially after spending all that time playing football with David on the Texas Dates.
Sincerely,
Sylvia Hernandez (DiStasi)

2/18/2007 11:26 AM  

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