Tommy Bentley Painting

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This painting was copied from an 8 x 10 photo during the time of Bentley Bros Circus in the late 198o’s. A bio of Tommy will follow. This biography was written by Charles Clancy,  his friend and partner.

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Bentley Page #1

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      Bio written by Charles Clancy.

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Bentley Page #2

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             Bio Written by Charles Clancy.

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Bentley Page #3

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                 Bio written by Charles Clancy.

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Tommy Bentley

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Tommy Bentley on the tight wire. He got his first show business start with Flo McIntosh. Photo taken on the Kelly Miller Circus late 1940’s.

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Slide For Life

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Kelly Miller Circus 1940’s.

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Vargas Circus #1

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A few weeks ago Randy Runyon visited the Vargas Circus that was playing in the Los Angeles area. He sent me 4 photos to share with you. Many thanks Randy.   Next time…. send more. Randy Runyon is the son of Charles “Chucko” Runyon a well known TV kid show clown for over 20 years.

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Circus Vargas #2

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This sure is a far cry from the way we used to do it with the elephants pulling up the center poles and  20 or more men making up the  canvas and stake crew………… Oh well things change but it is hard for me not to miss the old ways that were part of the circus tradition.

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Circus Vargas #3

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Circus Vargas #4

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Thanks Randy for the photos.

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