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4/15/2017 04:16:00 AM
Was the Gold unit a response to BAC and some other shows? A smaller truck based show, could go to just about anywhere?
This was the Monte Carlo traveling show which I designed & built & was Technical Director of for it's abreviated life It was however the reason the Committee Under The High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Ranier III awarded me the only gold clown to a non performer Our train froze up upon our arrival in Providence for our grand opening in 79 The Felds were trying (unsuccessfully) to prove they could market an arena production without the Ringling title
I invented some new lighting fixtures for this show that later became elements of new show lighting systems that I built for other circuses including the Beatty Show
Early on there was an attempt to call this the gold show but it didn't stick although the train cars & some of the wagons & tugs were goldish However other equipment was painted duckshit mustard I painted all of our sound lighting & projection crates purple that we had mixed to match a Don Foote request from previous Red or Blue show use that didn't pass his sharp eyed inspection
This is so interesting as it really looks like the Ringling Shows produced 30 years later. Was that some kind of projection screen in the middle?
Mattel money but Ringling control We had 2 screens for that central open area either of which mounted with short shock cords in the frame The 1 shown here for Providence was a front surface screen as there wasn't sufficient distance behind for us to use the rear projection system of the twin xenon machines We had both slide & film segments I have all the drawings & plans however I donated some of them to Don Covington for the Historical Society fund raiser last year This entire production & the 74 total restoration of the Venice Arena with it's proscenium wall were 2 of my greatest projects in the realm of circus
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