Thursday, March 01, 2018

#8 Execs!


Chic Silber said...

Likely to be 1966 when Art

bought Bonnie Kernan's share

It was a very good year for

Clyde Beatty - Cole Bros

Art brought some great talent

& spent much time traveling

Chic Silber said...

Frank Miklaszewski on the left

Known by all as McClosky

Chic Silber said...

Sadly Art gave up in 67

but made some hefty profit

Chic Silber said...

Might be Calhoun in center

Chic Silber said...

Arturo Vasconcellos on right

Known by all as Art Concello

Harry Kingston said...

Is the one in the middle Willie Story??????????????

Chic Silber said...

That was my 1st thought Harry

but on further examination

I didn't think so (but maybe)

Roger Smith said...

It's a little surprising you guys can't recognize Willie Storey (correct spelling). Yes, that's him in Center, not Randolph Calhoun, the show lawyer, whose photo is found in the 1960 CBCB Route Book.

Concello departed over a dispute on the size of the show. Since JRN abandoned the Big Top in '56, and considering Art's on-again, off-again business affairs with North, he wanted to eclipse the man in show size and scope. Art went to the Beatty show wanting to put up 6 poles, and McClosky and team balked. They were right, knowing lots were both shrinking town after town, as well as disappearing in terms of population proximity. A 6-pole operation would have been doomed from the beginning, and McClosky, Kernan, Collins, Calhoun, and Frank Orman prevailed under 4 poles.

Chic Silber said...

I gave some thought to Wlllie but the

face looked to round for him (I knew him

very well Roger) Kernan was dead & Collins

& Calhoun were not much involved when Art

bought into the show in 66 & he left after

that season when he both made some money &

was tired of the petty sqabbling