Carson & Barnes #11

Posted By on April 14, 2014

CB 11 Carson & Barnes #11   This performer’s name escapes me. I think she was at Jungeland in the mid 1960′s ?….. Need some help.

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Carson & Barnes #12

Posted By on April 14, 2014

CB 12 Carson & Barnes #12   This is what it was. The photo says it all.

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Billy ” Prince Najves” Barton #1

Posted By on April 13, 2014

Billy Barton Billy  Prince Najves Barton #1  Billy was one of the most flamboyant performers I have ever known. He was giddy, witty and always fun to be around. In the ring or out he was the center of attraction. The act he did is called cloud swing. It was better than any of the other cloud swing acts I have seen , but he sold his act in way that truly excited the audience. Billy Barton was one of a kind and that’s the way he wanted it.

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Billy Barton #2

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B B Part1 Billy Barton  #2

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Billy Barton #3

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BB Patr 2 Billy Barton  #3

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Billy Barton #4

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BBpart 3 Billy Barton #4  This article was in the  Akron Beacon Journal Oct,26, 1975.

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Ivan Henry & Gary Wallace

Posted By on April 13, 2014

POP IVAN CTS Ivan Henry & Gary Wallace  The pay one price was indeed a success. It allowed you to ride all the rides, all day, for that one day. We did have individual ticket sales for those who wanted just a short stay at the show. There was a general admission, if you did not  buy the POP. The food and games were not included in the pay one price ticket.

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Tobie’s Liberac

Posted By on April 5, 2014

Tobi Piiano Tobies Liberac    While practicing on a new comedy bit between shows one time, I was a little harsh with Tobie. He was  a real cry baby. While he was having his tantrum I put my fingers over his lips and then I noticed when I removed them he made a sound like ma ma. I put my thumb and fore finger back over his lips closing them and then released ma came out again. It took about two weeks of practicing till on que he would say Mama. You could hear him at the piano as he played saying mama, mama.  There were however times during the act when I yelled at him to straighten him out, he would start with his “mama” bit. He knew that the audience loved it…. so whenever he wanted to upstage me or the other chimps he would do his Mama routine.

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Tobie

Posted By on April 5, 2014

Tobi Scooter ad1 Tobie                             Tobi was a great little chimp. After all these years I still miss them all.

 

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Ivan and Bongie

Posted By on April 5, 2014

Bongi and Ivan Siebrand circus 19551 Ivan and Bongie  This photo was taken in 1957. It was later used in 1976 for a news ad for Legend City Amusement Park,Tempe, Arizona.

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