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!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

MEMORY LANE #2

THE WAZZAN TROUPE
This is the original Wazzan Troupe, I worked many times with Antar's group,(also The Wazzan Troupe), but never with this act, I do recognize Fatima, left, & Papa Wazzan, 4th from left. I for one really miss their fantastic acts.

THE ANASTASINIS
In a discussion with Phillipe Vasques last night, he mentioned a unique building he worked in as a member of The Rodriguez Troupe Aerial Bar Act, in Lisbon Portugal. The building had several balconies, and when an act took their bow the lights around the first balcony would light up. As the act returned for another bow the next balcony would light up, the object of course being to "light up the house"!

THE MECNERS
I have no idea who originated this type act, I do know this is one of the first ones I saw, & one of the best.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE,,,WAZZAN... TROUPE...
WAS ,,THE ,,,ORIGINAL ...AND BEST...OF THE BEST.....
THERE... WONT BE ANOTHER...FATIMA.
I GUARANTY THAT....!!!!

2/04/2007 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think these were the folks on Jim Hetzers dates one year in the mid 60's. cc

2/05/2007 6:01 AM  
Anonymous johnny said...

Bill, In the riding acts I believe you would find that the act was The Parents and Rusty Parent to be the principal person. She told me that she got her initial bareback riding from Nellie Dutton with The Riding Duttons

2/05/2007 8:50 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Thank you johnny for the spelling correction, trudy told me I had it spelled wrong but then that's how much husbands listen to their wives.

2/05/2007 11:18 AM  
Anonymous fatima said...

now now, anonymous...let's not overdo it...LOL

2/06/2007 7:44 PM  

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