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!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

FROM PENNY:CLYDE BEATTY CIRCUS, (EDITED)

CLYDE BEATTY CIRCUS 1952
In 1952 Penny was on the Clyde Beatty Circus with the Ericksons Hand Balancing Act,(kneeling right), there are a lot of familiar faces in this cast photo.


THE ERICKSONS,(ADDED)
Penny is on the left, Carl, Hans, Conchita,(on bottom), & Herbie,(on top).

3 Comments:

Anonymous johnny said...

WHAT WONDERFUL PHOTOS OF A GREAT SHOW. Thanks Penny for sharing with us. On the right in coveralls and his funny little hat is Barbette and I see Voises, Con Colleano, Hannefords and so many others. Imagine Beatty, such a great star in his own right, adding such great performance to his show.I can't say enough about how wonderful those pictures are, Again thanks Penny and Bill.

4/15/2007 9:26 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Standing left are Billy Pape & Renee,(Pape), kneeling left are Johnny Cline, and Johnny & Vanda Jonides.

4/15/2007 2:34 PM  
Anonymous johnny said...

It has been a long time since Ringling has had a show with so many great acts and talent as depicted in this group photo and their meager line up of this years Blue and Red shows are not even close to this array of acts of high quality. Also this show is not the GSOE and imagine what their 52 program consisted of. Also Beatty had a fine wardrobed spec and great Barbette aerial production, plus liberty horses of high caliber and three great rings of elephants and a super clown alley. It don't get any better than that.

4/16/2007 8:34 AM  

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