The Week after
In 1965 my show was
at the Kalamazoo fair with Gooding Amusement Co. As a publicity
stunt a young man on my show got married on the bally stage to
one of my girl performers Named Alice, I don't remember his
name. I gave the bride away and Chris Christ was the best man.
We had the services
of a local minister to conduct the ceremony. We had
gathered a good tip but just as the minister concluded we got
hit by a thunder shower, so we blew the tip.
They stayed married
till nearly the end of the season, when she went off with a
The week after the
wedding in Canton Ohio our location was backed up to a fence
which separated the back of the sideshow from a well traveled
sidewalk. One of the dwarves knocked at my door to inform me the
newly weds were fornicating in the back seat of my Cadillac
Limousine which was pretty visible from that street.
When I informed them that they should not be engaged in such
activity Bill (that was his name) Said Oh, it's ok Mr. Hall,
it's legal. We're married now. I ordered them to dress and
remove themselves from my car. I locked the doors and that was
the end of their soiree.
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