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, November 11, 2007

SUNDAY AT THE MOVIES: OUR FIRST FEATURE

LILLY YOKOI

10 Comments:

Anonymous fatima said...

This lady has it all: grace, beauty and great tricks....brought the house down every time!!
Another one of our high class performers....Great to remember - thanks Bill.

11/11/2007 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken Lily's bike was 24 karat Gold plated,?? And I always thought Don Ameche's narration in this movie was just wonderfuly done..Mr. Lee

11/11/2007 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Is Lilly Yokoi; Still working ? She absolutely was the best', and that 24 karat gold plated bicycle, gave her a finish golden thouch to her magnificent routine.

11/12/2007 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHE...WAS....THE...VERY...BEST......NO...MORE.....
EVER.....
LIKE....IT......

11/12/2007 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHE...WAS...THE....VERY...BEST...
NO...MORE...EVER...LIKE...THIS...AGAIN...

11/12/2007 2:21 PM  
Anonymous James C.Hall said...

The first time I remember this gal she was still with her family's troupe in the 50's working on some fair dates. Being a kid in a unicycle act on the same route, my dad was practicing me on the cup and saucer bit. When she found out who my father was she would come and watch us work out. She had heard about my father. He too did some pretty fair monkey shines on the wheel.
I recall my dad telling us kids "that gal is going to be great one day".
Also back then got to work with a juggler who at the time was being managed by his uncle. He too was quite good and went by the name of Francis Bruin.

11/14/2007 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Monica said...

Hi all Lilly Yokoi fans!

Lilly will turn 80 this year. She is well and has retired in Tokyo. Her last performance was in 1982 at the Tower Cirkus, Blackpool, UK.
Thanks for your flattering comments. I will make sure to pass them along to her.

Her daughter...

1/11/2009 6:07 PM  
Anonymous PAT DAVISON said...

Here is another Lilly Yokoi fan, ever since I first saw her on International Showtime years ago.

I also got to see her in person with the Globetrotters, 1977 or '78, in Los Angeles.

Only today I was talking to another of her fans and we were wondering if she were still alive. So glad to hear she is alive and well.

Monica, please do pass along greetings to this wonderful performer!

Sincerely,
PAT DAVISON www.SuperComedyShow.com

3/13/2009 11:11 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

Monica,

Would you please email me at monkr63@hotmail.com? My wife is John Kim's niece and the family in Korea has been trying to locate him and Mary for many years.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Richard and Hyeon Ok Monk
Wilton, Connecticut

6/29/2009 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Monica
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Hoppas du kan svenskan var du nu än bor.Please skriv till mej om du har tid. u.hansson@hotmail.com
Min första kärlek vad du.

6/30/2009 11:25 AM  

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