Saturday, June 30, 2007

Carson & Barnes Circus 1981 # 31


C&B-31, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.

7 comments:

p. white said...

Never underestimate what a fresh coat of paint and a few repairs can do for equipment. I'm pleased to report there were vast improvements made on the cat truck the following year, 1982.

Good grief.

Dion said...

OH, I see there was a cat act in 1981. Did you have two steel arenas that year? One for the act and one for the girafe?
PS I worked the cat act in 1977.

p. white said...

I took the cats in '81, Dion. Did you know John Marrone? I think he had them the year before, 1980. There was an "arena" of sorts for the giraffe. The one used in the show was separate, for the cat act and the lion/elephant riding act. Did you work that riding act too?

Dion said...

Pat I never met John Marrone. I was a one year 'wonder' working the act. I moved on to Jungle Larrys' from there and CWM in Baraboo after that.
Would love to write you. circusdays@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i have seen things like this before , in europe we had D, Chipperfield to entertain us with this style of beast wagon

Anonymous said...

"John Marronne whith seven lions and tigers" display 3
"Okie Carr suffered a fracture ankle, so john Marrone took over the elephant and tiger act in the big cage" display 5
the 1979 program (Carson & Barnes")

white tops 52-3 May-june 1979

Jim Z said...

John Marrone worked the Cat act and POA Liberty act on Franzen Bros Circus in '78..He blew to go to Carson & Barnes...I don't Believe Wayne was too upset..as he missed working his cats and POA ponies...On a side note Waynes CB handle was "Blue Bull" cause the '59 International tractor that pulled the animal trailer he drove was Blue...However He always joked it shoulda been "Standing Bull" cause he liked to stand around and shoot the Bull...(He was one of the Hardest working persons I ever met)...