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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Location: GIBSONTON, FLORIDA, United States

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!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT!

JOHAN PEDERSON & CASPER
Casper, for those who are unaware, was the Gibsonton Chief of Police, he actually patroled HiWay 41 thru Gibtown, and issued tickets to speeders.

UNIDENTIFIED
This is an unknown couple on the dance floor at the Tampa Showman's Club, most likely in the 1950's. These photos came in a shopping bag full that Hugo Zacchini gave me a couple years ago, and since Eddie booked the talent for the parties, this could be an act.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, there was a KNOCK ABOUT act,wich included a tall female and short guy --Can't remember the name. Wish Hugo would part with some of the movie film both Eddie and he took. The Zacchini's were on the Tom Packs show year after year. That Circus had many good act, of which some I have seen on your Blog. Hanneford riding act for one. Elly Ardelty, The Wong troupe, The Young Bros, The Zacchini-(Trampoline, Flying act and Cannon) -Many different Animal acts. Com'on Hugo part with some of those memories. That's what keeps us all young at heart.
THANK YOU!!

10/26/2007 10:50 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I received the following email from Bertha Nonanmacher Campisi re: this couple

Funny ---- I saw this on your Blog. There were two acts like that.
First act I didn't get to know too well. The other act --- the midget ended up in the Green and Dooley act as the make believe ventriloquist. Midgets name was Frank Nicholas. He also was in a foot juggling act.-- risly act
called the Ja----- can't think now. That Risley act was family to many dog acts, Gautiere Steepel chast dogs and-- Gaudsmith Bros. Frank did that act with his tall wife. I really think the time era is off, I'm speaking of
1946-47 time.

10/27/2007 5:04 PM  

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