Tuesday, September 07, 2021



Chic Silber said...

As a followup to Big Top #3

from Friday the 3rd showing

a better looking condition

of Wayne Franzen's big top

Chic Silber said...

Thanks Richard

Chic Silber said...

Someone stole a flag

or Wayne sold it off

Chic Silber said...

A neighbor of mine in Sarasota

found & bought a set of 4 pole

top flags from the Beatty Show

in excellent condition from a

fairgrounds flea market vendor

Roger Smith said...

I once inquired of Johnny Pugh about those center pole flags, and he said circus fans had spoken for them seasons in advance. He also said that venerated 1947 Sparks ticket wagon the show was still using in 1964 could not be had for a million dollars. When I was there in '80 and '81, it was parked around back, subject to the Florida climate, and more than once I made my way inside to experience the atmosphere.

Roger Smith said...

Wayne Franzen and company took that thing out and busted their ass to make a go of it. They were showfolks.

Richard King said...

This picture was taken the day after the other one. The tent looks better with the poles in position and guyed out.