Friday, January 22, 2021




Chic Silber said...

The Frielanis with Fritz

Fred Lothar Greta & Evelyn

Don't know the boy on top

Chic Silber said...

This is on Big Bertha

Later they came to Beatty

Chic Silber said...

Greta performed as the

"Danish Bird of Paradise"

as the featured trapeze

in the aerial ballet

Chic Silber said...

Lothar Geyer later went

on to perform an elegant

"One Finger" routine

Chic Silber said...

I believe that's Otto Griebling

on the lower right on the track

Chic Silber said...

This would have been

at "Garden #3" or as

some of us still call

it "The Old Garden"

on 8th at 49th-50th

streets in Manhattan

Roger Smith said...

I knew them on the Beatty show, in '64. We had Joe Galasso working his one-finger stand, and in the backyard, Lothar was just beginning to practice his.

One day, Greta Frisk fell from her single trap and was saved with a heroic catch by her husband, Fritz. It was a terribly close call. In the ring, they stood in an embrace for a moment, and Greta looked up at him and said, "Oh, darling. Let's quit."

Roger Smith said...

When the electrical system (forgive me) "fritzed" in Beatty's Airstream, Lothar surprised many by having the skills to trace the outage and thoroughly re-wire the trailer.

Chic Silber said...

In retirement after his divorce

from Jill Lothar bought a charter

fishing boat that he operated

out of Cortez very near Bradenton

Beach with his 2nd wife Charlene

That was until the boat burned

to the water line one afternoon