Hubert Castle #1

| June 14, 2015

I never saw this Life Magazine write up until now. 

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The Wire Walker

| June 14, 2015

If anyone has a poster of Hubert Castle, I would have interest in buying it.

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Hubert Castle #2

| June 14, 2015

Hubert Castle… as I knew him on his circus in 1966. He got his start on my grandfather’s show, J.E. Henry Bros Big Show in the mid 1920’s. I do have a photo of him at that time. It is in the category, J.E. Henry 1800 to 1900. At that time with Henry Bros his […]

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Hubert Castle #3

| June 14, 2015

Hubert surely knew how to promote himself. He told me that one of his hidden secrets was that he would have liked to be an actor. This came out in a conversation we had concerning my career in acting when I was not on the road. I still was performing with the chimp act which […]

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The Fishing Crew

| July 14, 2014

Lee Parker, Jon Young and Casey Gibbs.  Hubert Castle Show, 1955.

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Russ Darr

| May 19, 2010

A great friend. We spent a season together On the Hubert Castle circus. What a musician this man was! He never missed a show nor rested during one. I gave him the nic name “Leather Lips.” Not to long ago I found out that he is no longer with us, I bet he is giving Gabriel […]

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Hubert Castle

| May 10, 2010

This photo of Hubert was taken in 1946. In Hubert’s earlier years his name was Hal Smith, then Hal Silvers, later changed his name again to Hubert Castle as most know him by today. Hal Smith is his true name, but any good performer needs a strong name and Hubert Castle fit him well. He […]

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The Hubert Castle Camels

| August 28, 2009

I want to thank Joanne and PeeWee for this photo. I had posted a similar photo not long ago under the title Marhal. At the time of posting I had very little info on the act. The camels were owned by Hubert Castle and may have been trained by Bert Pettus according to Joanne Pinson.

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Cassidy Girls

| March 11, 2009

The Cassidy Girls delighted the crowd . This was a great juggling routine as it consists showering of the hoops from one person to another. It was simple but effective and that is how you entertain.

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Doug Ashton and Wife

| December 4, 2008

The last time I saw Doug was in 1979 when I was managing Legend City Amusement Park and I went to visit the Shrine Circus. Hubert Castle had the date and Doug was on the show. We had a great time cutting up jack pots of years past. He and his wife had a fast and […]

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