Saturday, July 18, 2020



Chic Silber said...

Another circus treasure to work for

Chic Silber said...

From high up in the food chain

in the airline industry Jimmy

Harrington went on to become a

circus general manager & owner

Roger Smith said...

CHIC: If I remember right, we used Harrington's Concello-styled rigging frames for the 1980 Winter Tour of the Beatty show. That's what Eddie Firlein told me when I inquired of them, wondering if they came off a Ringling unit. He said no, Harrington leased them to us during his own off-season. I figured Eddie would know.

Chic Silber said...

Yup they were originally

from the Blue Show when

they were replaced with

OSHA truss style frames

Jimmy also created & ran

Exposition Tent & Events

in San Juan which covered

the expenses which were

more than the take for a

few of the last years of

"Gran Circo Panamericano"

I worked on 8 of his last

years in Puerto Rico & a

couple of other Carribean

dates that didn't do well

It was a seven day a week

date but only an 8 O'Clock

Monday through Friday but

then we had 2 & 8 Saturday

& then killer Sundays with

3 shows starting at 10:30

6 to 8 weeks in the tropics

starting when I was living

up in New York in winter

We all had the best times

Roger Smith said...

Helen Carpenter told me how she was "in the Islands" with her cat act, when the show ran broke and she was stranded. I recall this was an Ed Migley (sp?) show, and he either could not or would not pay off his acts. Everyone there sent out an international SOS, and Helen said Art Concello sent her $3,000 to bail her out and get her home.

Chic Silber said...

Jimmy ALWAYS paid everyone

very well & never left any

bills outstnding even when

he had to cover shortages

A true circus gentleman