Sells_Floto_SEA_ELEPHANT_(1932)_half_sheet_flat_-_linen, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.
From Chris Berry
Monday, November 30, 2009
Posted by Buckles at 11/30/2009 03:05:00 PM
Posted by Buckles at 11/30/2009 01:11:00 PM
DEAR BUCKLES COULD YOU PUT THIS IN YOUR DAILY LETTER
WELL ITS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN THE SHOWFOLKS CIRCUS IS ON DECEMBER12 AT SHOW TIMES AT 2.00 AND 7.00 PM. THE ANNUAL FLEA MARKET IS ON THE 13TH OF DECEMBER AT THE CLUBHOUSE. BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED AND THE BAR WILL OPEN AT 12.00 NOON COME ON DOWN AND JACKPOT A BIT LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL. JERRY LEE KLINEFELTER 941-920-3032
Posted by Buckles at 11/30/2009 12:37:00 PM
Hand written on the back of this well known picture is:
Posted by Buckles at 11/30/2009 06:45:00 AM
They used plenty of feathers in those days.
Posted by Buckles at 11/30/2009 06:24:00 AM
"Minnie" and "Dolly" appeared in spec as clown elephants and that's all they did. I have pictures of them at various ages and even a film clip of them when they were quite tiny doing the same thing.
Posted by Buckles at 11/30/2009 06:05:00 AM
This bizarre assortment of howdys in the background must indicate the 1938 Frank Buck Spec.
Stamped on the back: "Credit line must read- Photograph by Elizabeth R. Hibbs, 353 Fifth Avenue, New York City (for one publication only)".
I learned my lesson after being recently harassed by the French Legal System.
Posted by Buckles at 11/30/2009 05:39:00 AM
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Regarding the new musical WONDERLAND, and just to show that there is nothing new under the sun, on October 24, 1905, a show titled WONDERLAND with music by Victor Herbert and based on ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS opened in New York at the Majestic Theater. (During the out-of-town tryouts, it had been called ALICE AND THE EIGHT PRINCESSES.) The hit of the show turned out to be Rollo, an artificial horse operated by strings pulled by two men concealed inside it. Rollo’s expressions and gyrations stole the show.
Posted by Buckles at 11/28/2009 07:41:00 PM
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Ray MacMahon (Royal American Circus) asked me to scan and send to you for possible inclusion on the blog.
Posted by Buckles at 11/26/2009 01:25:00 PM
La Norma and Willy Edelston entertain the patrons of the tiki bar with their energetic pole dance. Yes, pole dancing. Yes, La Norma and Willy were the highlight of the afternoon. Pole dancing at the Showfolks club could become the new thing.
Posted by Buckles at 11/26/2009 01:23:00 PM