Friday, July 06, 2018



Chic Silber said...

Pete after she outgrew the

name PeeWee & after Sid was

sent in semi retirement to

the King Show became lead

of the Beatty herd for many

years & did very well

Sid was 29 years older than

Pete & died in 72 age 48

Pete died in 99 at age 50

Chic Silber said...

Kenny "Tweety" Dodd was

the producing clown of

the Beatty Alley in the

late 60s & early 70s

Chic Silber said...

Jimmy James lower right

Louis Nagy under the trunk

Little Mike Fereirra top left

Jean Bervoux is under Mike

Jean was married to Stella

Zerbini & their daughter

Gilda who had worked in the

Les Block high wire act was

killed by a gas explosion

in her trailer

Roger Smith said...

Gilda was on Carson & Barnes as a featured aerialist, when the propane tanks on her trailer exploded. Her son was blown through the back, but survived his injuries. Gilda died in the burns unit of a hospital in Houston, on April 19, 1975.

Chic Silber said...

She was married to one of the

brothers from the Ramos family

teterboard act on Beatty

I was told that it was the

gas oven that exploded Roger

Roger Smith said...

We almost forgot Bernie Kallman (sp?), @ R, posed above Jimmy James. Nice whiteface, and at one time listed as doubling as a Beatty-Cole electrician.

Chic Silber said...

I left his name out on purpose

He was also a thief with past

training as a locksmith Roger

He was a very good clown & also

a fair electrician especially

when Bill ?? went on a bender

Chic Silber said...

Andre Ramos was the short

brother that Gilda Married

Younger brother was Roberto

& the older one was Manuel

Little bits keep creeping

Chic Silber said...

Bottom left is "Butterfly"