Friday, February 05, 2021




Chic Silber said...

Tommy shown here with the

ever lovely Chrys Holt

while he was owned by

Tony Diano & well before

his left tusk was broken

crawling through a small

doorway (by mistake)

He was sold to Ringling

many years later

Chic Silber said...

I recall that Lee Keener was

with Tommy through much of

his performing life while

he was owned by Tony Diano

I'm not sure if he trained

him or just presented him

Chic Silber said...

During the Feld era it

was Jim Silverlake who

attended & presented

Tommy was all gussied

up unmercifully with

rediculous extensions

on both tusks

Chic Silber said...

Chrys Holt was a featured

hair hang aerialist that

worked in the aerial ballet

Her father Bert Holt did

an aerial Iron Jaw routine