The Zoppes

| January 27, 2013

Please go to categories if you wish to see the Zoppe, Zavatta photos and more history.

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The Zopppes

| January 27, 2013

A little known fact……Just before World War II broke out two great circus families were desparate to come to this country. The Zoppes and the Zavattas. Both were close knit families and they sacrified all they had to become  part of the American Dream and Circus. It took a lot of luck and the one […]

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The Zoppe, Zavata Family

| July 5, 2012

WHAT PROS….. That is all anyone can say! They contributed so much to our business.

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Zavatta’s Dogs

| January 23, 2012

Olgie Zavatta worked his dog act with a tremendous amount of excitement, as seen here. He was a mater prop builder and no matter what act he did, which were many, all were done with perfection.

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Zavatta Circus

| November 27, 2011

The Zavatta’s created their circus in the late 1950′s after they left the Siebrand Circus.

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Roger Zoope

| October 10, 2011

On the back of this photo it says, Gil Gray circus 1952. Thanks Benny.

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Johnny Zoppe

| October 13, 2009

Johnny Zoppe and his wife.  Johnny Zoppe is the haft brother of Olgie Zavatta. This has to be one of the most unique unsupported ladder acts I have ever seen.                                                            See comment by Carol Philips.

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De Bob Hodepon

| October 13, 2009

This photo was included with others that Gino Zavatta gave me for the circus blog. Hopefully someone may know this gentleman and will be able to give me some information about this.  On the back of the photo was the De Bob Hodepon. The contraption is most likely a homemade  portable slack wire.  

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The Zoppes

| October 13, 2009

Any comments on the Zoppe family would be appreciated….more photos to follow. See comment made by Carol Philips.

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The Zoppes

| October 13, 2009

                                An amazing trick….doing a perch while Roman riding.

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