Thursday, July 09, 2020



Chic Silber said...

Christa Berthold performed

under the name Chrys Holt

above opposite rings with

her father Martin Berthold

who used the name Bert Holt

The family operated a motel

on the trail in Sarasota a

half mile from the Southland

Motel operated by the Unus

family (both long gone)

Chic Silber said...

"Bert" juggled under

an Iron Jaw mouthpiece

Roger Smith said...

In '64, I was chauffeur for the Beatty family. One night in the Cadillac, Jane Beatty said, "Remember, Boss, when everybody in Sarasota tried the motel business?" Beatty replied, "Yes, and everybody lost their shirt."

Chic Silber said...

Vicki told me their family

did very well for many years

with their "Southland Motel"

I don't know much about the

"Holt Motel" but I stayed

there a few times on early

visits to Sarasota before

I moved down in 72

Chic Silber said...

Another story about me

& the Holt Motel when

I chat with you on the

phone Roger (not here)