Thursday, January 10, 2019



Mr.Lee said...

Parley Baer

Chic Silber said...

With Sam Polack

Roger Smith said...

Parley began around circuses writing publicity for Al. G. Barnes, in 1936. Barnes had sold the show to John Ringling in 1930, and died in 1931. The show by then was wintering in Baldwin Park, California. Parley had done it all at radio station KSL, in Salt Lake, including publicity, and this brought him to meet and write about Mabel Stark. Parley achieved the almost impossible task of earning Mabel's trust, and a lifelong friendship was formed.

Parley partnered in many ways with a series of circus titles, mostly based on publicity. He fronted Miller-Johnson, James Bros., Polack, and Vargas, as well as Jungleland. He was Director of Publicity for the Los Angeles County Fair, over in Pomona. All this while staying continually busy at the studios as one of Hollywood's most sought-after character actors.

The one circus association that was a disappointment, was Parley's partnership in a circus of their own with Bob Tripp. That one didn't work.