Special – The Chipperfields Circus – Low Wire Acrobats – Host Zero Mostel

DOG ASIDE: Chipperfield’s Circus is a long-running English family show based on the 300-year-old Chipperfield dynasty.  It can be traced back to a James Chipperfield who exhibited performing animals at the Thames Frost Fair of 1684. Through the 19th century, the circus toured the whole of England….with its growing menagerie and teams of acrobats and clowns.…

Strohs Circle of Sports – Run For Liberty & Red Sox Pitcher Spaceman Lee

DOG COMMENTARY: There have definitely been characters in Major League Baseball…..Pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd of the Red Sox…..who had more in your face antics on the mound than you could shake a stick at….then there was Detroit Tiger Pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych…who talked to his balls before he threw a pitch….and if one…

Special – HBO – Strippers – An American Original – Host Gwen Verdon – Part 3

DOG ASIDE: In this final segment of HBO’s Strippers….a beautiful black American singer and dancer named Josephine Bateman….took Paris and the Champs Elesees by a storm of unveiling or disrobing….as her case may be. The video shows us how Burlesque and Striptease grew by leaps and bounds after World War II in American….as there was…

Special – HBO – Strippers – An American Original – Host Gwen Verdon – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In part 2 of Strippers narrated by Gwen Verdon shows footage of Little Egypt at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1896….as Sally Rand performed at 40 years later at the Chicago World’s Fair again…..which was taking place during the height of The Depression….as Sally Rand saved the Fair with her striptease version of…

Special – HBO – Strippers – An American Original – Host Gwen Verdon – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: Gwenyth Evelyn “Gwen” Verdon (January 13, 1925 – October 18, 2000) was an American actress and dancer….who won four Tony awards for her musical comedy performances….while also serving as the non-credited choreographers assistant and specialty dance coach for both theater and film. With flaming red hair and a quaver in her voice….Verdon was…

Special – 1979 – Stan Barrett’s Land Speed Record Attempt – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In an effort led by Hal Needham….another Hollywood stuntman like Stan Barrett…..and sponsored by Budweiser….the Budweiser Rocket was built with the intention of being the first land vehicle to break the sound barrier. The 3-wheeler was powered by a hybrid liquid and solid-fuel rocket engine. The solid fuel booster engine essentially came from…

Special – HBO Sports – Fenway Park -Boston Red Sox Legendary Ballpark

DOG ASIDE: As host for USA Network’s Stroh’s Circle of Sports….Robert Conrad gets to pay tribute to 104 year old Fenway Park….home of the Boston Red Sox….and a true iconic stadium in the world of sports….as Fenway Park was the 1st American stadium to surpass 100 years in operation.  The ole ball park deserves all…