Thursday, March 10, 2016

CLOWN ALLEY: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (1922)

As confirmed by the New York Clipper March 29, 1922

Arnt Augestad
Felix Adler
Buck Baker
Tony Martin
Roy Barrett
The Six Casinos
Charlie Cheer
Harry Clemings
Jack Hedder
Al Sylvester
Ted Marchant
Gene Dekoe
Andrew Deltorelli
Joe Deltorelli
Tom Hart
Everett Hart
George Hartzell
The Three Jungs
The Three Harddigs
Spader Johnson
Jack LeClair
Jack Lyons
Willie Moser
Eddie Nemo
Fred Meers
Herman Poline
The Rice Trio
Billy Rice
John Slater
Joe Spissell
Jim Spriggs
Joe Stirk
Joe Arena
Charles Smith
Fred Stelling
Jules Turnour
H.A. Thompson
Pat Valdo
Fred Voody
Al White
E.W. White
George Zammert

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

IN MEMORIAM: Frank "Slivers" Oakley

The world lost Francis "Slivers" Oakley 100 years ago today. The fundraising effort held here on this past weekend raised over $3,500. to provide both Slivers and Nellie with a tombstone. We've been asked to leave the GoFundMe site active so that others can continue to contribute with any funds left over after the instillation earmarked for an International Clown Hall of Fame fund for future projects of a similar nature.

The Oakley family wishes to extend their most heartfelt gratitude for the generosity of the international clown community in coming together to honor Slivers and Nellie's memory.