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Thursday, May 22, 2008

CIRCUS TRUNKS REVISITED,,,,(AMENDED)

If you remember the discussion we had over Circus Trunks a while back, here is an ad from the 1917 Ringling Bros. Magazine & Daily Review, that's the year they did "Cinderella". I'd bet this one would never make the first load-out!!!!


RE: COMMENTS
I think you are all referring to the normal "Theatrical" or "Steamer" Trunk, like the one below, which had a flatter top, some were completely flat, & some had just a slight hump. The "Wilt" has a peak like the "gable" on the roof of a house.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Tepa said...

I recently saw an ad that showed Gucci is now selling trunks like this. I guess there is still a market.

5/22/2008 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Tavana said...

I remember as a kid on the Polack show, most of the women had a trunk like this in the dressing room, right,Tepa?

5/23/2008 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank still has his Trunk like this from 1947. It is musty and mildew. Still has his costumes in it. We are on the virge of tossing it out, but didn't get to do it as yet. ---- Can't beat the old time workmanship. The hardware alone on them --last forever.

5/23/2008 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Tepa said...

I remember Pom Pom had one and our mom had one but I don't remember who the rest belonged to. I still have ours and my father's cape and my mother's show shoes are still inside it. I don't plan on getting rid of it. I'm trying to make it a piece of furniture in the house so I can see it every day.

5/23/2008 11:46 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Chack out the addition I put regarding the regular Theatrical Trunk.

The Gucci is cheap,,,,Check out "Goyard", there is one for sale for over $45,000.00

5/23/2008 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine was a theatrical trunk. Wish I still had it.
Penny

5/23/2008 6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEP...
THAT'S...THE....ONE...WE...
HAD...REALY....GOOD.....

5/24/2008 5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re the "furniturization" of the "Gable Top,"-- kind of hard to set a lamp down on it, huh?

Bruce the Clown . . .

5/24/2008 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Tepa said...

The two I have are both flat tops. I don't believe I had ever seen a gable top before.

5/24/2008 1:25 PM  

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