Saturday, June 13, 2020



Chic Silber said...

This "Acme" office with it's

own printing shop was very

close to Frank McClosky's

lake front home on Via Tuscany

in Winter Park

Chic Silber said...

Acme Circus Operating was

actually the corporate title

for just "The Beatty Show"

but in the business it was

known as the parent company

for both Sells & Gray as

well as King Bros

Chic Silber said...

Sells & Gray was actually

Kit Circus Operating Co

& King Bros was actually

General Circus Operating

Chic Silber said...

In the most recent but

very sadly now dormant

what became of "Beatty"

has the corporate title

Branchwater Productions

Few insiders know why

(& I aint tellin)

Chic Silber said...

That Lake Geneva date

was on the grounds of

the Playboy Club Resort

A grand time was had by all

Chic Silber said...

I was traveling with the show

at that time as I was engaged

to the featured aerialist as

well as providing additional

lighting equipment

Chic Silber said...

As you can see my best friend

Kenny Dodd was there as well

I'll see Kenny this coming

week when I get back home

Roger Smith said...

"A" featured aerialist, 3 years later, told everyone we were married when we never were. I was astonished when people offered the usual congrats, and more so when one couple from "a" show's other unit even gave this aerial star an engraved wedding tray with both our names on it. It doesn't matter, but I'd bet she still has it.

Chic Silber said...

That must have been after

a couple of other flings

A show electrician & one

of the Thomas brothers

I'll ask her about the tray

She is currently happily

married to Stan Penney

with whom she has 3 other

sons Roman Brandon & Arthur

Her 1st 2 "kids" by Mike

Lightfoot Kimberly & Charles

remain very near & dear to me

for which I am grateful