Sunday, July 30, 2017

#17 RB

1979.
Hard for me to adjust to the fact this is gone forever.

16 comments:

Paul Gutheil said...

And you've got lots of company. Now THIS is a SPEC!!!

Chic Silber said...


79 Toyland with Dave King at the organ

Chic Silber said...


2 Clown Head pullups missing

79 was my favorite Red Show

Chic Silber said...


On 2nd glance not missing

just slightly out of frame

Eric said...

The 109th Edition was my all-time favorite Red unit edition, too. With the 108th Edition (my all-time favorite Blue unit edition) and the 109th Edition, Irvin Feld (with a little help from Mattel) produced what were probably the two editions in the history of the indoor Ringling-Barnum Circus.

Eric said...

Make that the two BEST editions in the history of the indoor Ringling-Barnum Circus.

Chic Silber said...


The destruction of TGSOE

was only due to greed

Without that original

title there wouldn't be

any Feld Entertainment

Charles Hanson said...

AMEN to that Chic....But for some folks...How soon we forget....

Pippi Bloom said...

I am so sorry my grandkids will never enjoy a RBB&B like my kids did.

Chic Silber said...


Somebody please help me out

Was the "Round We Go" spec

with big wheel kiddie carts

in the 76 Blue Show or what

Some of these images start

to blend memmories together

The tune from that number

has plagued me often but

I liked it all the same

Chic Silber said...


Pippi are you a relative of

our late good friend & the

real brains of that outfit

The respected Allen Bloom

Chic Silber said...


Some of us may forget Charles

but NONE of us will ever forgive

4pawfan said...

Chic, according to Forbes as of 7/31/17, they are now worth 2.5 billion vs 1.8 billion he was listed as of 2/12/14. Of course when the shows had elephants, it was grossing 1 billion a year.

But instead of taking a victory lap with the elephants after winning the 25 million dollar lawsuit (plus the anti-animals folks had to pay all court costs) they pulled them off the shows. ( I guess everyone can now go to their college reunions )

Would like to know the marketing firm that said it would be O.K. to pull the elephants and that it wouldn't hurt the business??? Really, you win in court after years and years, and you take the money and you let the anti-animal folks win by pulling the elephants off the shows. What in the world did they expect the public to think?????

Grossed a billion a year with the elephants....... (again, according to Forbes)

and Killed one of the oldest name-brands in our country.......

Chic Silber said...


Poor Irvin can't get any rest

He has probably augered down

to middle earth by now & he

certainly wouldn't forgive

brandon said...

Do you think the Felds would ever sell the name to someone else who would want to run it or bring the show back in another form??

Chic Silber said...


NO they had many opportunities