Monday, August 06, 2018

O & P #12


Chic Silber said...

Ali Babba on the left

Bardex snake oil pitchman

on the right quite a pair

Chic Silber said...

Art Concello on the left

was the mastermind of so

many improvements to the

circus industry as well

as a show owner manager

& producer for many years

He started in the business

as a flyer but went on to

make many indelible marks

Offhandidly nicknamed Ali

by some of his detractors

he was invinceable

Chic Silber said...

Milton Bartok on the right

self titled himself "Doc"

when he started pitching

the snakeoil "Bardex" at

fairs & carnivals but went

on to produce Circus Bartok

His daughter Bernice (Bunny)

was a gorgeous showgirl who

went on to make a name for

herself & married Janek Perz

the bear trainer

She had the last few bottles

of "Bardex" in her kitchen