Saturday, July 07, 2018



Bob Cline said...

Ada Smieya on the Ringling show in the 1960s.

Chic Silber said...

Adela "Ada" came from Poland with

her husband Klaudiusz "Klaus" Blaszak

who is shown below in "Lions #5"

They framed & presented a darling

1 ring tenter in the Summer of 77

titled "Stardust Circus" but was

sadly very short lived

I designed & built much of the

rigging lighting & audio equipment

& thoroughly enjoyed the short run

Chic Silber said...

Ada is currently partnered with

Janek Perz who is the widower

of Bernice "Bunni" Bartok

Chic Silber said...

That electric lead shows that

this was when those diamonds

actually lit up (on occasion)

Rough handling of ring curb

sections was hard on lighting

Often connecters were ripped