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The Curator of the Unusual
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One of the most controversial shows of the last 3 Decades, But it made Money...more then likely,Never to be Framed again...

http://api.ning.com/files/bFWJykHCefBipK......rone.jpg
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Jim Hand
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WOW ! I had completely forgotten about these...We were so pushed for time ( as always ) I painted these over two older banners( please forgive me ). I had already finished the Toby Tyler trucks and had some concession stands in MY quarters for them. Johnny Fraiser drove in with the old banners and told me what he wanted and if he could have them by the weakend. ( only 5 days away ) . I had to take them to Daytona Beach got there about 3:3o on Sat. PM.
I got a mild chewing out BECAUSE I didn't get there earlier. I got a little P-Oed and Instead of 250 each I charged them 325 each plus a hundred for the door way.

The lesson to be learned here is...Never YELL at a supplier before you KNOW the price.
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You come to a point in your life when you really don't care what people think about you, you just care what you think about yourself.
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Jim Hand
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More forgotten stuff....This show was thrown together in a couple of days.They were building the " cage " as I was painting the panels...THANKS JIM.
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BTW...Not so sure they have phytons in Egypt.( right panel)
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You come to a point in your life when you really don't care what people think about you, you just care what you think about yourself.
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[quote]On 2012-01-11 22:09, The Curator of the Unusual wrote:
More vintage Toby Tyler...

Anyone know what this is[/quote

This was probably the worst piece ( not to mention ugly ) of equipment in the entire history of show business...Like a lot of things on Toby Tyler, it was a last minute idea...Think of how much the show could save if they didn't have to rent Porta-Johns everyday...thrown together quickly, it had to be re-welded every week but it had the best tires on the show. They had used old axels and had to buy new tires every couple days. AND IT LEAKED. This trailer was a major source of HEAT for the show.It not only stunk but it was uncomfortable to use...When show people called it the "**** wagon" they didn't mean the contents.
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The snake show is my favorite. I don't think I've ever seen such a small set up looking so good.
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On 2012-01-11 22:09, The Curator of the Unusual wrote:
More vintage Toby Tyler...

Anyone know what this is?

http://api.ning.com/files/jcwAy4Cd9KXqzs......___2.jpg



Looks like the doniker.

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Hey,Pete.....Your photo Looks like rolls of cash register tape...CAN'T be toilet paper....Most show owners think it's against FEDERAL law to put any toilet paper or even paper towels in a doniker wagon...That's one sure sure way to tell green help...if they don't carry their own paper , they're new....
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On 2012-01-12 08:46, crisgal wrote:
The snake show is my favorite. I don't think I've ever seen such a small set up looking so good.


Thanks. At the time I wanted to take the top banner all the way across.Don't remember why we didn't...Also instead of bally cloth I wanted to do fold down panels on the bottom of doors.
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We got wind of some of the "controversy" here in OZ

but apart from sharp "practices" heard little else

at the time or since.

talking of getting wind, the "Tyrone" tent wouldn't

want to be hit with even a breeze.

Great photos Jim Z and great yarns Jim H.

Keep them coming please.
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If you look under the doorway banner on the tyrone the terrible show, you can se e a water pocket in the top. There also looks like one in the front left corner. Notice that ticket taker has a slicker on. I think this photo was taken after a storm. Most of the people were more interested in GTFM than they were in safety... I remember seeing the show work animal acts ( horses, mixed animal, bulls,etc.) while people were sitting against the ring curbs.
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I knew there wasn't any.
So I brought some.
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Jim Z and Jim hand:

Found a lot of photos of both Toby Tyler show and Allan C. Hill's Great American show.

Here is the office trailer on Toby Tyler. Jim , your pictorials are a fantastic work of art.
http://pixenate.com/pixenate//cache/phot......cdfd.jpg
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More Toby Tyler trailers;

Full view of office trailer ( I cropped part of it off on last photo)
http://pixenate.com/pixenate//cache/phot......60e8.jpg

TOBY TYLER Look at this amazing art work!!! Truly beautiful!
http://pixenate.com/pixenate//cache/phot......6485.jpg

TOBY TYLER Rainy day in Alma , Michigan
http://pixenate.com/pixenate//cache/phot......16e1.jpg
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On 2012-01-13 13:47, Rod Pringle wrote:
Jim Z and Jim hand:

Found a lot of photos of both Toby Tyler show and Allan C. Hill's Great American show.

Here is the office trailer on Toby Tyler. Jim , your pictorials are a fantastic work of art.
http://pixenate.com/pixenate//cache/phot......cdfd.jpg


I wish I could take credit for the whole job but I had help on this one...Jane Randall was a wonderful old-time horse and dog trainer,who had work for several shows . She was also a talented artist and exceptionaly gifted when it came to horses...I was drowning in work that winter and falling seriously behind . Since Jane was staying next to WQ ( at Ava Williams) I was able to get Jane to help on some of the trucks. She did most of the animals and all of the horses. I did all of the logos and scrollwork and basic layout of pictorials ( size,position,concept). Jane also helped fill in some lettering and mixed paint for me...and wasn't the least bit afraid to climb around a semi which I found amazing considering she was 74.
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Jim Hand:

Well I must say you two sure turned out some beautiful work, your lettering is just GREAT! I agree with Jim Z, I don't think a show like this will ever be framed again!

ROD
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