The Slim Price Collection

 

Slim Price started in the business at the age of 14 where he was a shill for a show on Coney Island.  He was eager, young, and wanted to know it all! 

 

He was passable as a fire-eater, loved the snakes, had good hands as a magician, understood the principals of the human dynamo act, was able to talk, (he loved the mike) grind, and he did a myriad of other jobs on the show.  

 

But as a Sword Swallower "I was the king of the mediocre. I never got good enough to do anything but work the bally and the fire-act was much more dramatic".  He learned the basics from a performer on another show named the "Mighty Ajax", a huge man who spoke broken English. He gave him a bayonet, which was the only "sword" he ever had. "[Often] I'm asked where does the sword go, by skeptics who would rather look for trickery, than just to accept that what they see is true".  

 

He also had a full presentation Magic Show, and one of the segments featured escapes. All the shackles, chains, stocks etc. were home made.  Slim likes to read and has written a world of wonderful stories. Slim is listed in the Sword Swallowers Hall of Fame and was one of the moderates for Sideshow World's Yahoo Group the group supports Showmen, Performers and Fans.

 

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Title

Date

 

The Steeplechase

01-08-2006

At Your Own Risk

12-08-2003

The Great Omi

11-15-2003

Tonga!

11-15-2003

Frank Lentini

11-12-2003

When The Lights Go Down

 10-2003

The Front

 9-2003

The Back Lot

 9-2003

This And That

 9-2003

Take A Walk Around Coney Island

 8-2003

Step At A Time

 8-2003

Grandpa's Adventure

 8-2003

More Snakes!!

 8-2003

A Snake Story

 8-2003

Snake Handling

 8-2003

 

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