My Life As An Outdoor
graduated from Chavez School of Manual Dexterity and
Prestidigitation in Los Angeles, CA. in April, 1948. I spent
the next ten years working with various sideshows on
carnivals and circuses. Beginning in 1959 I had my own
10-in-1 sideshow, touring with carnivals throughout the
U.S. and Canada for over thirty years. I'll be using this
site to tell some stories from my life during those times;
my many varied adventures as an outdoor showman,
illusionist, and prestidigator.
My sincere thanks to everyone who visits here!
Above, a photo of Van with
"Billiard Balls" - one of his specialties - taken during
his Chavez days, when he performed his act evenings at
nite clubs in the LA area.
Tales of an Outdoor Showman
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