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Ros, check him out at http://www.bobby.hakes.org Go down to the dvd/video section. It will be a long time before you run out of circus footage here!!! Ask for "The Last Freakshow" with Ward Hall. All circus lovers should check this site out!
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T-Ray...yeah...it was nuts to read. Smile
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Cheers,
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I like using the appearance of a balloon animal because of the absurdity of the balloon swallow... I think it mirrors it well... If they believe part one, lets see if they believe part two... ya know? Sexy is fine and all, but I like examining the more playful aspect of that... If I just play to the guys, then I alienate half my audience. I want to have an approachable character on stage, not just **** off all the girls that are with their husbands or lovers. I try to think about what is not only going to get a good audience reaction, but also what is true to my character... And you have to admit, I made an excellent balloon Poodle...
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You're sure did.....It was very funny and fun when you pulled out the poodle. The funny thing is that I think people really believed you swallowed it......
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Oh but I did! Smile
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Kristen and I had the pleasure of meeting Ward Hall and Pete today. We are both working the PA State Fair. Thomas Blacke, editor of Escape Masters, had met him before and introduced us. We had two shows today and in between shows spent the afternoon with Ward. We got to hear amazing stories about everyone from Blackstone Sr & Jr, to Dante, and a whole host of names I cannot even remember.

Just thought I would share what a great day we had meeting Ward and learning some amazing things.


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Yeah, I gotta get over there before they pack tent. I used to work the WOW at the PA Fair every year.
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WOW....that's some cool $#@&!!! Nipp, I knew you had done some cool stuff, but I don't know your whole story. Let me know if you want to get back on the stage.....I've been trying to put shows together out here in LA and they're aren't as many perfomers as I hoped in the area. Flights are a b!#$@ when you're trying to do a show for 100 or so people in a club. I need a Star Trek transporter to make it happen!!! Do you come out this way at all? Kevin and Kristen, I wish I could have been there. I've only spoken to Ward on the phone, but he has stories for days and days........what did he share with you?
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T-RAY...
Ward shared the whole story about him performing at Carnegie Hall. The show was Circus Blues. He also talked about the minstrel musicians that were at circuses years ago.

As you mentioned he has enough stories to go on for day. The next day after meeting him, he came to see our show. Afterwards, he complimented on us as performers and stated what great stage presence he felt we had...what an honor that was for us. We will make sure to get several more pictures with him this week.

All in all, a very unique and awesome experience!


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Where is this Ward Hall? It's a place or something?
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Ward Hall is a transitional thing, never in the same place twice. Right now he is somewhere between purgatory and Bensalem, working the PA Fair... which is a lot like being in purgatory, so who knows?

Red Stuart died in 2003, he just hasn't realized it yet... or is in complete denial.

Now who is this Todd Robbins guy? I thought he was a figment of his own imagination.
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Yea...I think Ward Hall is one of the main buildings at the Sideshow college. There's a big history class in there too.....
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Anybody know who Jim Parker is? My copy of Struggles is signed to him by Ward.
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"Diamond" Jim Parker. He was a lifer in outdoor show business, legendary to the people who knew him, and an excellent human being. He died a year or two ago.
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Was Atomic the original publisher of the book?

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No, the original publisher was Carnival Publishers of Sarasota...Wow. I thought I had Diamond Jim Parker's Book.
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