John and Milonga Cline

| August 31, 2010

This photo brings back so many wonderful memories for me. Johnny and Milonga are like family, and I could write for hours of the jackpots we experienced together. I will just write of one. I believe it was 1960…Dad and I took the chimp act to Hawaii for E. K. Fernandez.  Johnny had the elephant […]

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Clyde Beatty and Friends

| August 31, 2010

This is a very rare photo. From left to right:  Clyde Beatty, Emmett Kelly, his daughter Stasia Kelly, Bill Pringle, Evi Kelly, and Monika Kelly.  Photo taken June 6, 1961 at College Park, Maryland.

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Eloise Bertchold

| August 31, 2010

Eloise and her African elephant Koa appearing with Harold Bros. Circus at the International Amphitheatre 1959.

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The Prince of Clowns Chuck Burnes

| August 29, 2010

Chuck, I believe is a legend in his own time. His professionalism reaches the highest of standards, indeed a benchmark in circus clowning. Those who are just begineing this profession could learn much from this man.

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Chuck Burnes

| August 29, 2010

Our relationship throughout the years has sadly been been pretty skimpy but somehow we have always managed to stay in touch with each other.  He is a true friend and a fine person and If I may add add…a great clown and showman.

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Downie Bros Circus

| August 20, 2010

This is what I call papering! Thanks Dan for the great photo. I am quiet sure the circus blogers will enjoy it. I am guessing the photo was taken in the mid 1930′s. It reads on the posters the town they are playing,,,, Lynchburg.

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My Biggest and Bestest Friend

| August 20, 2010

My friend C. Sahbi in Beirut Lebanon emailed this to me just a few days ago. He became a circus fan while living in the U.S.  Where he found this photo I’ll never know, but it is indeed a wonderful picture. Thanks Mr. C.

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Roy Rogers #1

| August 20, 2010

In the early 1950′s while on the road with Siebrand Bros Circus.  During our fair season, we would day and date other performers even at the same fair.

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Roy Rogers #2

| August 20, 2010

From left to right Jimmy Golf and Don Ray. Jimmy and Don were the lead circus musicians on the Siebrand circus. Jimmy played drums and Don played the Hammond organ. Both were animal lovers and would always visit with other acts  that were brought in for the fairs.

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Roy Rogers #3

| August 20, 2010

Even some of our circus kids got in on the visit. The name Roy Rogers, even though he did not appear in person with his horses,  still excited the show goers.

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