Wednesday, February 03, 2021




Chic Silber said...

This series is a tribute to

good friend Charles Hanson

Chic Silber said...

25 cents must have been very long ago

Chic Silber said...

& they're damn big bags to boot

Ahhh fresh circus popcorn had

been an addiction of mine when

either Dennis or George would

fill a garbage bag of it for me

right from the popper

Charles Hanson said...

Chic...What a surprise and honor. Thanks for thinking of me. Vicki Kernan King (Mrs. Floyd King) King Bros. Circus encouraged me to go into concessions. I lived in Macon, Ga when the the King Show wintered at Central City Park ( now known as Carolyn Crayton Park). She was a major player in establishing the annual "Cherry Blossom Festival" held each March in Macon. Normally, a name change involves a deceased person but an exception was made in her case. Mrs. Floyd King had a floss stand of her own on the King Show and she wore very expensive clothing back then. So, guess it worked out for her. Thanks again for the mention....Great surprise....Needed that boost with all going on in the World today.

Chic Silber said...

It's truly my pleasure Charles

Chic Silber said...

Dennis had come to the Beatty Show

when he was working for Dave Hoover

& George was 1 of Lois & Dave's sons

They both ended up in concessions

Roger Smith said...

The guy in the photo is doing fine until Tommy Hanneford upends him on the track.

Chic Silber said...

Didn't Lothar play the shill

Tony Greiner said...

If memory serves, Bill Woodcock Sr. advised Buckles to go into concessions instead of performing.