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!

Friday, March 02, 2007

CARL SAHLEN'S PARAMOUNT CIRCUS UNIT

This is a great piece of Circus History I've had in my eBay store from the first week I started selling, & I could never understand why no one wants it.. I sometimes think all people are interested in is big shows & big stars, I believe there are a hell of a lot more "little people", & "little shows", who made our business what it has been for years, than there are big names.

Do you remember when we use to all buy our webs from Carl, & the swivels that we bought from Van Wyck were made of solid cast brass, Van Wyck juggling clubs were as light as a feather, and his Rolling Globes were made of wood pieced together like orange slices.


ADVERTISING MAILER The mailing address in case you can't read it is the standard of the days when The Billboard, was "The" Billboard, they even had a mail forwarding service for shows & artists in all forms of Show Business.
CARL SAHLEN
Paramount Circus Unit
Care of The Billboard
Cincinnati, Ohio


UNFOLDED FLYER


It actually has the program on the right side but would be too small to read.Scroll down & you will see each individual act.(I confess to having reversed the running order to the way I would lay it out, "Blogger's License") The reason for the many folds is the fact that this is a mailer, that opens from letter size, to 16" X 21".




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