Wednesday, October 27, 2021



Chic Silber said...

Big Bertha threatens a 2023 return

as an artsy fartsy variety show to

fill arena seats for Sells Floto

Chic Silber said...

AERIAL SILKS (Polyester Spandex Chiffon Tricot)

A perfect cheat routine that fits as a feature

Chic Silber said...

Might travel on 2 straight jobs

& a few rehashed school busses

also Sells Floto will need at

at least 2 or 3 semi trailers

Chic Silber said...

Productions assembled

in this format without

performing animals are

know as variety shows

Charles Hanson said...

All so true Chic...Especially the part about filling the seats for Sells Foto. Right on target and also probably has something to do with protecting the precious trademark.

Chic Silber said...

I've also learned that "Live Nation"

has taken over the "Big Apple Circus"

but they have very cleverly fronted

the show with Nicholas Troffer as

"Nik Wallenda" presents the BAC

I'll bet they try to continue to

use the tax evading of "Non Profit"

status like the last investors did

His great grandfather Karl died in

a fall from the high wire years

before Nicolas was born to Delilah

Zoppe (Jenny Wallenda's daughter)

& her husband Terry Troffer

Karl's 2 daughters Jenny & Carla

were the last true Wallendas

Tony Greiner said...

I'll be contrary and say I'm glad to see the RBBB and Big Apple titles be used again. Circuses always evolve, and while I will miss the animals, it is a necessary change to fit the times. The animal-righters won, whether we like it or not. But there is still a lot of entertainment in acrobatics, and now some good people will be given the chance to ply their trade. Good luck to them.

Roger Smith said...

Whatever this family uses to re-boot, trying to resurrect "The Greatest Show on Earth", will be an embarrassment. The daughters put performers in blue jeans, reduced the production to one ring, and for a time an abbreviated ice rink. They removed the word "Circus", further humiliating the concept of the once-revered RBBB and its time-honored slogan, TGSOE. They won a massive $25M lawsuit, and then knuckled under and retired the elephants, effectively killing the box office. Progressively, after Irvin Feld died, the heirs did badly by their windfall, and now promise a re-hash of diminished performance. If this is to protect titles from public domain, maybe $15 sno, floss, and corn, will sustain Sells-Floto, but a re-emergence of a reduced production will not support even memories of a circus title this family has not honored, and should not again put afield.

Charles Hanson said...

Well said Roger......Sadly, I believe we only have our memories and the move GSOE to satisfy the circus itch. I quit attending Ringling shows probably fifteen years before they pulled the plug. The last one I attended, was painful to watch...I kept looking at my watch...thinking when will this be over. In prior years, I attended for or five performances and was always sad when the show was over. That all changed......They were watering everything down, costumes, production numbers (what was left) props and on and on. As I said, it was painful to watch and I quit attending years before the demise of the GSOE. We will never see the likes of what we saw and enjoyed for so many years. Once Irwin was gone that was the nail in the coffin. Irwin truly loved the circus and he was the glue that held it together....whether you liked him or not.

Charles Hanson said...

I also realize that Mattel was financing much of what we enjoyed....But wasn't it great?

Chic Silber said...

Please read the globe's new wording

Chic Silber said...

I'm sure you meant IRVIN not Irwin Charles

(many folks thought it was Irving)

I liked him very much as he was always

a man of his word & very good to me

Charles Hanson said...

Chic...I am running on 2 ounces of sleep...That is my story and I am sticking to it. Yes, I know better, just caught up in the flurry of the moment. I sent you an E-mail recently....Hope you received same. Best,,,,Charles

Chic Silber said...

Yup Charles I'll call soon with an update

Same to Roger Smith