Brandy Enterprises

| January 31, 2012

Here is a show that combined stage and circus arena together. During  their time their main source of work was fairs. The back drop was pipe and canvas drape, an easy up and down and very theatrical looking. These types of show were very popular in the 1940′s and 50′s. On the left side of […]

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Comedy Teams Of The 30′s 40′s & 50′s

| January 31, 2012

topDiamond & Baker were one of the top Comedy teams of years gone by. They combined hand balancing and comedy as did many others teams but each one had it’s own identity in humor and style. This type of comedy entertainment has unfortunately almost disappeared.

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Siebrand Bros Circus 1954

| January 31, 2012

The Siebrand family may have been the first to combine a realistic circus to the back end of a carnival midway, sometime in the very early 1930′s. Here in this photo is Harry Clark and his horse, Long Journey. The circus started out with 3 rings and center poles for aerial rigging, there was no […]

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Grorge Wong Troupe

| January 31, 2012

  The Wongs on the Tom Pack Circus 1948. Photo from the Carson collection

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Sky King

| January 31, 2012

Kerby Grant was a special celebrity on many circuses. He did not travel with the shows, his appearances were only in the big spots and generally in southern California. In this ad he is featured with Carson & Barnes Circus. To my knowledge the only show that he did travel with. The actual date of […]

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Searching For a Name

| January 31, 2012

Would you happen to know this performers name. The photo was taken in the early 1960′s. As you see here he worked a pony drill. My friend Jackie Kunpp is searching for his name. This fellow was a friend of hers when she was just a kid and would let her help lead her favorite […]

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Ward & Jerry

| January 31, 2012

Ward Hall is in the white suit, Jerry Ross in front. 7-12-92 Milwaukee, Wis.

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Ward Hall Sideshow

| January 31, 2012

Jimmy Long in the ticket box accepting coupons. What ever happened to MONEY! MN. State Fair Aug 2007.

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The Banner Line

| January 31, 2012

This is what I call a banner line. If this doesn’t bring them in nothing will and this is only half of Ward Hall’s banner line.  MN. State Fair 2007.

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Ward’s Award

| January 31, 2012

In Feb of 2008 Ward Hall was named to the Hall of Fame.  His long time friend Chris is at his right.

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