Monday, August 04, 2008

GENE RANDOW AND HAROLD SIMMONS: Polack Bros. Circus, 1959


Gene Randow and Harold Simmons fighting over the attention of the the beautiful Ms. Kay Francis Hanneford in a publicity photo from the Polack Bros. Circus, May 30, 1959.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something doesn't jive here. If this photo was taken 1959, I believe Kay Hanneford died before then. Looking closely at the photo, that doesn't appear to be the beautiful Kay I knew. Correct me if I am wrong. Thank you.

john herriott said...

I believe, and thought just that, in seeing the picture this morn. that it is Beverly Duke, at that time one of Barbettes girls doing iron jaw bon Polack and later to become Beverly wAZZAN, the loving wife of Antar Wazzan.

Pat Cashin said...

I'm just going by the information on the back of the photo on the back of this one.

Clowns, I can usually ID. Other performers, not so much ; )

~Pat

Margaret said...

I think Mr. Herriott is correct..This is indeed my sister Bev..Do you mind Pat if I copy it off your site, I'd like to send it to her?

Pat Cashin said...

Margaret,

Please do! And ask her if she has any memories of where and when it was taken.

Give Bev our best,
Pat

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU -- THANK YOU
Being the first anonymous to comment on this photo. I'm glad to know I wasn't far from wrong. If there is anything pertaining to the show world, Just ask Mr. Herriott or Bill Strong. Thanks again John.