Janice Chandler

Posted By on September 9, 2012

A few days ago I got an email from Janice Chandler. She related to me some little stories about her childhood. I enjoy reading them and I thought you might too.

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Janice’s Email

Posted By on September 9, 2012

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Neil “Shorty” Chervenak

Posted By on September 9, 2012

After Neil teamed up with Harry “Mop Head” Ross they created a wardrobe look alike, sort of a mini-me. Their make-up was the same but with one exception: Rossie had an off centered nose and wore a dog collar around his neck. This photo was most likely taken on the Ken Jenson Show or Rudy show in the mid 1960’s?

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Shorty

Posted By on September 9, 2012

Neil “Shorty” Chervenak, the last I heard he retired and was living in Oregon.  A little known fact: Neil at the age of 15 was hired by Ray Chandler. Ray basically took Neil under his wing and broke him into the business on the Gene Holter Show. Neil learned his skills well from Ray and why not… he had a good teacher.

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Chucko & Wally

Posted By on September 9, 2012

This was a publicity shot to promote Chucko’s circus. Wally Ross and baby Marjie were an important part of this promotion. One of the sponsors of the event stands to the right with Marjie. The baby elephant I believe came a from Jungleland? The photo here was shot around 1959 or 1960?

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This Is My Mom

Posted By on September 9, 2012

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Chucko The Lost Painting

Posted By on September 9, 2012

The original painting is of Chucko as seen here has not been located by the Runyon family. Somehow it was lost in the shuffle of life and disappeared. Family and friends are on the hunt for it. The Runyon’s ask if you have seen it or know it’s whereabouts to please contact Randy Runyon at: randyrunyon2@gmail.com

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Chucko & Brother Jack

Posted By on September 9, 2012

Thanks Randy for the great stories and photos.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on September 3, 2012

This is a cross section cage animal wagon. Photo taken in 1940.

Take a look at Bob Cline’s comment. He noticed a drop center in this wagon.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on September 3, 2012

Cole Bros elephants rehearsing in the back yard. This sometimes accrued if the act was not going well. Actually I think the pyramid trick was for the camera. The elephant men would always before going on would have the elephants do hind leg stands for dumping out. Hopefully there would not be a problem in the ring.

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