Friday, January 12, 2018

#4 Blue Show!

"The Leaps!"
I was told that in years past, this was a common number in most Shows!
In fact it's size might be determined by the animals included.
Big Shows Elephants!.....Small Shows Horses and Ponies!
Hence the Title "Dog And Pony Show?"


Chic Silber said...

1 of Freddy Canestrelli's sons

did leaps dressed as Superman

in the 70s without licensing

the costume or the theme music

The show got away with it for

a year & a half before getting

caught & then being fined

Chic Silber said...

The Rodos (Rodes) were well

known for doing major leaps

(& a great group of girls)

Paul Gutheil said...

Last time I saw this done was on Carson and Barnes and that was probably 10+ years ago.

Charles Hanson said...

Saw the leaps many times on King-Cristiani featuring Tripoli somersaulting over four to five elephants. Others worked in the leaps including Red Dingler, who had a bar and trampoline act with the show. Later, saw the leaps on the large Cristiani Bros. Circus....Back in the day, drum rolls created a lot of excitement for this act.