Please note that Wally Naughtin passed away and that his memorial is scheduled for 12-13-14 at the Showfolks Club in Gibsonton. No other information nor a contact for his wife Doris is known at this point.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
My wife had SOS scouring pads on the grocery list.
Posted by Buckles at 11/23/2014 08:52:00 AM
Barbara asked me to run these pictures, I can't imagine why, her Facebook has three times the viewership than my humble offerings.
Incidentally I saw Mr. Johnson yesterday on TCM in a early movie, he was a young Doctor arguing with Lionel Barrymore while a nurse (Ava Gardner) looked on.
Posted by Buckles at 11/23/2014 06:08:00 AM
Here are a few more pictures from the recent 1978 People Magazine article.
Pretty heady stuff but resulting in considerable grumbling amongst the old guard around the show, I even overheard the Wardrobe Mistress refer to us as "Johnny Come Lately's".
Charly and Araceli were always very nice and Bobby Johnson reveled in all the discord, he thought it was terrific.
Posted by Buckles at 11/23/2014 05:50:00 AM
In the 1947 route book the name is "Gould" same as the above ad - - not "Gold." The list of performers shows Rose Gould Trio, and her real name is given as Rose Pahin. So too the 1948 route book. I saw her in both 1947 and 1948 and I recall that is was Gould. Her's was the big feature act, diving from the platform and being stopped only inches from the ground.
Posted by Buckles at 11/23/2014 05:07:00 AM
Saturday, November 22, 2014
"Today's entries make Three Thousand.....One Hundred.....and Eight pictures Mr. Beheim had contributed to the Blog over the years!
I will check with my highly incompetent staff to see if he is entitled to a stipend."
"If so he shall be invested with the coveted Laurel and Hardy handshake!"
Posted by Buckles at 11/22/2014 05:49:00 AM
Friday, November 21, 2014
Louis Gautier, a well known horse trainer, was murdered while the Ringling Show was playing the Havana winter date but I don't know the year.
Aware that I collected stuff, Axel gave me this picture of his mother taken later with Mills Bros. remarried to Count Bekatow.
Hugo Schmitt was also on the Mills Show in those days and eventually took Axel under his wing.
Posted by Buckles at 11/21/2014 12:04:00 PM
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The local CFA tent here in San Diego is named for Rose Gold. You mentioned in the blog back in 2011 that when you asked Mr. Polack the best act that Polack Bros Circus ever booked, he replied "Rose Gold". The Rose Gold Trio was an aerial cradle act that headlined circuses around the world in the 1940's and '50s.
We recently transferred some Rose Gold memorabilia from San Diego to the Milner Library's circus collection at Illinois State University. Included was Ms Gold's personal scrapbook that contains some interesting photos.
Posted by Buckles at 11/20/2014 05:53:00 AM