Tuesday, June 04, 2019



Chic Silber said...

David Larible

Roger Smith said...

My least favorite of the Feld-era clowns. Kenneth tried to star him, but his endless solos throughout the program were never funny, and came across as unentertaining filler.

Charles Hanson said...

Amen to the above comment...Extremely boring to me...Others may not agree.

Roger Smith said...

Kenneth tried to build a big-top show around David--Barnum's Kaleidoscope--that I caught in San Antonio. It folded rather quickly. Larible was not a drawing star, Kenny couldn't run a tent show, and that was that.

Chic Silber said...

There were some nice elements in

"Kaleid O Scape" but far too many

problems to overcome including

the lengthy & costly moves done

by non circus folks the rental

fencing with strange insider's

contract scheme & similar to the

decision to use the name "Barnum"

without Bailey or Ringling made

for confusion which was like our

Monte Carlo Show that didn't

get proper recognition because

Feld tried in both those cases

to prove they could succeed in

the business without the prime

title that has meant so much

(& now it's gone)

Worst af all was how Kenneth

told of the closure ahead of

the very last performance in

Bryant Park in NYC without

any warning of the slough

Everyone thought they had

a contract for another year

Chic Silber said...

A good friend who shall remain nameless

had the best parting line as he placed

his ID & Keys on Kenneth's desk & said

"You wouldn't be here if Daddy didn't

buy you a circus" & he left the office