"There's no Business like Show Business". This is an opportunity to share and present Circus History with others.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Mills Bros. Circus
Enjoying a short trip back to a canvas great, the Mills Bros. Circus prepares for their spec. My aunt, ( seated here ) Jenny Lerche who was a performer with her husband Billy Lerche from the 1920's through the 1940's, knew the Mills Bros. well.
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.