Friday, September 25, 2020




Roger Smith said...

I don't know the 2 guys on the L. Phil and Francine headed up The Flying Apollos then.

In the b.g. is Dave Hoover's #78 Cat Wagon--which had been Clyde Beatty's under very different design. This former auto carrier was drastically cut down and re-configured to load Hoover's 10 cages up a ramp and in 2 rows along the trailer. For years, Ned Potter hand-cranked the cages up one at a time. Later, Hoover demanded an elephant for the job, and the task fell of Pete. That is one of Hoover's carry-alls sitting this side of the wagon.

Chic Silber said...

Far left is Dennis & 2nd is Danny

both mentioned under the 1st image

Chic Silber said...

Phil is holding a

white rosin sock

Chic Silber said...

That triple ply boa was from

Sherman Gross of the Mangrove

Feather Company on Greenwich

Street in downtown NYC

I arranged for him to supply

BIG feather orders for quite

a few shows over the years

including Big Bertha & Tihany

He had factories in several

Europen cities