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, April 08, 2007

PARTY TYME #3

MELODRAMAS
At the table are Lee Stath & Joyce Vidbel, the waiter is Mr. Monton(?)


HOO DUN IT MYSTERIES
Cyril "Simmi" Simmons, Dime Wilson, Davy Chapman,(on the ground), & Danny Chapman


AND VARIETY ACTS

Joyce,(Wells & The 4 Fays), Darlene Seleck,(Jinx the Chimp), & Conchita Morales Erickson, with their 1920's version of The Ericksons, Hand Balancing Act.

10 Comments:

Anonymous henry edgar said...

is that the mr monton who did the iron jaw act?

4/08/2007 4:56 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Yes, he is also the father of Carmen Del Molino.

4/08/2007 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Those are great pictures, one can see they are realy having a ball. Those time where fun with so much of togeterness, we where not in those diversions but had some on others shows and time . just loved them. also we had those hand made paper costumes, 'what fun'.

4/08/2007 5:30 PM  
Blogger Bob Cline said...

Bill,
Is that one of the Zacchini Cannons in the background?
Bob

4/09/2007 6:16 AM  
Anonymous fatima said...

We always had those kind of parties, and what fun we had!!
So what do our people do for fun
now-a-days???
I'm afraid to ask.....LOL

4/09/2007 8:55 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Bob,
I see your post came in about 6am, I've been up that late,,,,but never that early!!!!
That cannon is Wilno! I remember the following Spring in Washington, DC at Uline arena when he set the net up before opening, marked everything, and started to take it down, Fingers, the prop boss asked if he was going to shoot the dummy,(sandbag), and Wilno said no. Fingers said if you don't, we won't set the net up during the show. When he did the test shot, the dummy left a 10' long mark on the concrete ceiling.

4/09/2007 9:07 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

fatima:
Don't ask,,,,,,you don't want to know!!!!

4/09/2007 10:57 AM  
Anonymous fatima said...

24-hour man, you mention Fingers...
He was a wonderful man...he was the only one who calmed me down after I panicked when stuck upsidedown on the web during practice, our first year here.....lovely that we can remember that fine gentleman....

4/09/2007 11:04 AM  
Anonymous mireile said...

Mr; Fingers.
Was really a great man.
and had a Hearth of Gold.

GOD. gave us so many wonderful things. one of the greates is our Memory,that we can go back, and enjoy it.all the good time we had.
.
and Bill with your Web site. you sure make so many of us person,use are wonderful memory gift.
we THANK YOU DEARLY.

4/09/2007 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

Fatima, The first outside show I ever did. Nashville State Fair. My web was hung on the high wire act. Cristiannis[?] I think. Andy Williams was the headliner. Night show. Doing the foot thing I looked up and saw stars. Talk about panic!!!!!!!!!!!

4/14/2007 2:02 PM  

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