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In 1950, its last
season on the rails, Dailey Bros. Circus was a haven for
Pete Cristiani provides an
insight to grift on Ben Davenport’s Dailey Bros. Circus, in
1950. During this rail show’s last season, Pete managed the
pie (gambling) car, married the boss’s daughter (Norma
Davenport Cristiani), and took on a new gambling partner,
boxer Joe Louis. This is an edited version of a video
presentation that Lane made at the Circus Historical Society
convention several years ago, taken largely from interviews
with Pete and Norma (who died in 2010).
Video by Lane
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