Monday, September 13, 2021



Chic Silber said...

Gayle is a De Rizkie sister

along with Lucy & Sandra

She was married to Harold Barnes

so she was the sister in law to

Lois Barnes Hoover

Chic Silber said...

I forgot sister Francine

& their brother Frank

Roger Smith said...

Of the 3 top wire walkers, Harold Barnes is always noted for sheer class. Con Colleano starred with his forward somersault. Hubert Castle is remembered for his drunk-turned-star act, which was almost a standard before and after him.

Harold Barnes was also a respected circus historian, who wrote expertly for the circus press.

Chic Silber said...

Harold Barnes also operated

a circus tent rental business

Early annual years of Sarasota

"Sailor Circus" performances

utilized Barnes rental tops