Sunday, March 07, 2021




Chic Silber said...

Carla was an exceptional circus aerialist

that also performed on a high sway pole

This might have been "Yetti's" sway pole

Carla's aunt Henrietta was killed in a

fall from a swaypole in Omaha Nebraska

in the early 60s

Roger Smith said...

There was never enough money in showbusiness to get me up a sway pole.

It was explained to me that sway poles are crafted from lengths of carefully tempered, graduated diameters of sleeved Shelby tubing, hydraulically pressed into each other at a specialized circus machine shop, like that of Eddie Billeti, and that it cannot break.

OK, MINE would have broken, so to hell with sway pole.

Chic Silber said...

Henrietta Place off Myrtle Street

leads to a circus centric compound

where numerous show folk have lived

over the past 60 years or so was

named in honor of Carla's aunt

The area included Ludwig Maschino's

trailer park conveniently located

a couple of miles from ShowFolks

on Lockwood Ridge Road