Polack Bros Circus

Posted By on March 28, 2017

                                                                Moat likely 1945?

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Polack Bros Circus

Posted By on March 28, 2017

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Mel Hall

Posted By on March 28, 2017

You could not ask for a finer performer than Mall Hall, how ever there was one other Phil Bonta.

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Eugene Randow Old Friend

Posted By on March 28, 2017

  This is first for me. I never saw Gene in clown cop makeup. When we were with Polack Bros, Gene as I called him, was a tramp clown and I will ad very fumy at that. Gene was a great help to me with comedy ideas concerning my routines with Bongie one of our chimps. He just saw things that others didn’t and would say why not try this in your routine. It always worked, To this day I thank him. 

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The Pallenberg’s

Posted By on March 27, 2017

 Polack Bros Circus, 1945. I remember well working with the Pallenberg’s for two seasons on the Siebrand circus in the med 1950’s. The Pallenberg’s had two great kids Kathy and Billy, fun to hang around with. I hope one day to see them again.

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The Zavatta Troupe

Posted By on March 27, 2017

 Olgi Zavatta on the far right was a good friend of ours. We first met he and his family on the Siebrand Bros Circus in the late 1950’s. His two sons Monte and Geno live just a few miles away from me. We have a visit with each other from time to time and talk about the old days. The Zavatta and Zoppe family’s came over together from Italia, in the mid 1940’s and I believe they joined the Cole show………… Please correct me if I am wrong.    

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Polack Bros Circus

Posted By on March 27, 2017

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Powers Military Elephants

Posted By on March 27, 2017

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Mable Stark

Posted By on March 13, 2017

    How well I remember this fine lady. She was a hard person to know, and not easy to get along with, But when you broke the ice. She became your friend. I made it a point to visit with her as much as possible. Mable was filled with old circus history, much could and was learned from her. I never knew her in her youth. Her stories were so interesting that it made me feel like I had.  I saw Mable many times step into the arena filled with Tigers and when she closed the door behind her Mable would transform. Her action was fast and deliberate. She would never allow a Tiger to brake there routine. I truly believe that her life was in the arena. No one ever held a Tiger by it’s tail like Mable Stark.   

I want to thank Roger Smith for the information. 

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WHY !

Posted By on March 2, 2017

I can think of no good reason WHY there are gone. It has taken awhile for me to get used to the idea that they are no more. It makes me wonder who is next. Politics should stay out of the circus!

 I keep coming. back to this post that I did a few days ago. Then it hit me no animals. A circus is the animals.

Thanks for your comment Robert Momyer.

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