Thursday, February 17, 2011

CLOWN ALLEY: RBB&B 1969 by Mark Solomon

Michael Karp, Billy Ward and others in Clown Alley

Michael Karp, Reggie Montgomery and Dougie Ashton.
The Barry Sloan parade heads behind them are still on tour with the Cole Bros. Circus.

I took these in Oakland, California in Feb 1969. The negatives were then stored and long forgotten in my dad's attic since the late 60s. After he passed, they were discovered about five years ago along with hundreds of prints, negatives and other memorabilia.

The digital prints were scanned from a Nikon film scanner.


Yours, Mark Solomon


Anonymous said...

The second picture looks very similar to the old Dorton Arena in Raleigh, N. Carolina where they had giant glass windows all around the arena.

"Hillbilly" Mike Weakley

Anonymous said...

The second photo looks like Dorton Arena in Raleigh, NC. I recognize the double back doors.... and all the glass. Is it possible?
Jeff Darnell

Sue Lenz said...

It’s definitely the Dorton Arena, Raleigh, NC.

Looking at an enlarged view I could see two of our chimp chairs and a Mobo horse prop in the right corner.

Sue Lenz