Monday, September 28, 2020




Chic Silber said...

Next to Bobby is Ava & Rex Williams

elder daughter Darlene I don't know

the 2 boys but the other young lady

is Noby Arden as shown in image #10

Chic Silber said...

I was never a fan of white tights

Roger Smith said...

Place me in the loyal opposition. To me, it takes white tights to make a flying act.

Under the Big Tops, whether afternoon or night, circus lighting did not compare to that of a movie set. I'm a flying act fan, so forgive me if I rhapsodize, but white tights provided the flyers with an ethereal, angelic impression audiences took home with them.

Chic Silber said...

This Darlene was half sister

to Ben Williams who married

another Darlene as 2nd wife

This Darlene may be married

to Chip "Hollywood" Arthur

All too confusing

Chic Silber said...

You are absolutely right about

the visibility of white Roger

Roger Smith said...

As a lifelong cat act guy, I've studied photos of them all. In long shots of the entire cage, if trainers are wearing colors, it's often hard to find them among the animals. In a few such photos, Terrell Jacobs is wearing dark or khaki-colors, and he all but disappears. This is never the case with the wizened showmanship of Clyde Beatty. In pictures of his biggest acts, under adequate lighting or no, your eyes are drawn at once to him in his tropical whites.