Thursday, October 29, 2020




Chic Silber said...

Phil with one of his furry friends

Philip Morris & his wife Amy started

the Morris Costume Company in the 60s

in Charlotte North Carolina & their

grandchildren now run the joint

Roger Smith said...

As a circus guy with ties to theatre, I noticed his ads in the trades. Morris Costume carries a full range of selections for the professional.

Unknown said...

Chic, didn't Ringling Brothers have a "Gorilla" act, the name was something like "Monastrut?" in the late sixties?

Chic Silber said...

Yup it was "Monastyruk" an aerial routine

Maybe in the 70s (whoever you are)

Mr.Lee said...

I think he only made one season with Ringling..

Mr.Lee said...

Phil was a great guy , He provided the specs for Tommy H. for many years, actually ,probably alot more. We stopped at his costume shop many times. He also showed up at many shows near and far...Like I said , He was a great guy.

Chic Silber said...

Monastyruk was on the Blue Show

from 74 through 76 (3 years)

Few remember him or about him