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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!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

HERE'S A TREAT FOR THE BIG CAT FANS

They say "leave 'em wantin more", I can honestly say this is not nearly enough to satisfy my appetite for watching this man at work, but it's all there is on a Morales Family tape on loan from Cathy Morales Moore.

11 Comments:

Anonymous James C.Hall said...

The Illustrious Mr."B"
When this guy stood in the center of the steal arena, at the opening of his act, stood straight up and did not make a move other than the arm he used to crack the whip, with a tight spotlight on him, while Revel's Bolero was being played, like Gunther, he had them in his pocket from then on.
On showman ship this guy gets a definite,
"two thumbs up"

11/14/2007 2:49 PM  
Anonymous James C.Hall said...

A bizarre though came to mind. If you had to compare myself and Wade Burck in the ring to Mr.(B), that would be like comparing Abbott & Costello to Fernando Lamas

11/14/2007 5:00 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

For some reason I always picture Robert Baudy on the set of "South Pacific", singing "Some Enchanted Evening"!!!!

11/14/2007 6:35 PM  
Anonymous James C.Hall said...

For Christ sake Bill don't give
Wade Burck any ideas.

11/14/2007 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Rogers and Hammerstein said...

Mr. Hall,
Mr WB could always sing HAPPY TALK...it has enough tongue twisters to keep Mr. WB very busy.

11/14/2007 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Dick Flint said...

I remember seeing Baudy on some Frank Wirth dates by the mid 60s, before Charly Baumann's arrival. It was the first cat act I ever saw that departed from the white clothes, gun and chair format--though Tarzen did work in a loin cloth! (I confess I don't recall how Tarzen worked his act when he first arrived on Mills about 1961, and I think it was all lions.) I was very impressed and wanted to see more acts like this with an emphasis on the majesty of the tigers. I recall Baudy's nicely scrolled props evident in the film and a slightly different style for the big cage sections.
Compliments to the photographer and film editor--thoughtfully done. My thanks to the showfolks who took movies and to their families for now sharing them. More, please!
Dick Flint
Baltimore

11/15/2007 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Wade Burck said...

James C. Hall, should I wear the Hywhyan shirt with the Palm tree's in Evansville, or the tattered pant's with sandle's. The tattered pant's I still have from last year. If it's two thumb's up on the shirt, I need to let JoAnn know soon. Wade Burck

11/17/2007 10:52 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

wade: TOUCHE'
Trudy is leaving within the hour, if you want I'll have run over to wardrobe to see if there is anything suitable.

11/17/2007 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WADE....BURCK...
WELCOME...TO...
THIS...SIDE...OF...THE...LOG...
IT...WAS...ABUT...TIME...
YOU...GOT...OVER...HERE...
I....STIL...HAVE....YOUR...OLD.....PATERN.....
ARE..YOUR...MEASURRMENTS....AND.... SIZE....THE....SAME....??????

11/17/2007 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Robert Baudy still living? I'm in the mid of reading his book.

David

11/17/2007 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO...
NO...MORE...HERE...

11/17/2007 5:35 PM  

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