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!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

HIGH ACT IN ACTION

We've seen lots of photos of the old "High Acts", now here is one in action, I shot this on the Tom Packs Circus in Columbus, Ohio, in 1957. The only thing I remember about the act is that the ladders were made of wood.

You might turn your speakers off as there is no music, just an annoying buzz. I have a copy with music and will switch them when I find it.

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The rigging below strongly resembles the one in the film, the only thing is the act below is 4 girls, "The Four Queens".

1 Comments:

Anonymous Bruce the Clown said...

That's a scary finish trick! Didn't see it coming at all. Bet there were screams . . .

11/16/2007 9:56 AM  

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