"There's no Business like Show Business". This is an opportunity to share and present Circus History with others.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Al G. Kelly-Miller Bros. Circus
I've spoken of the Conover collection many times and will probably continue to do so as I slowly get through it one negative and photograph at a time. Covering all aspects of the circus. the Conover film archives allows us to visit the Al G. Kelly-Miller Bros. Circus in 1951 which would have been their 15th season on the road.
This particular group of photos is labeled as Set # 536 and includes 28 black and white photos all in the 4" x 6" format. You can get a set of these for your own collection at www.thecircusworld.com on the Conover Photos page.
I performed from 1973 to 1995 with a couple years off in between. I did an aerial cradle act for three years, low wire as a clown, trained llamas, ponies, then lions and tigers for 15 years. I am now a firefighter, a member of the Circus Historical Society and an author of several circus and carnival related subjects.