LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS... welcome to the big top blog of Douglas McPherson, author of CIRCUS MANIA, the book described by Gerry Cottle as "A passionate and up-to-date look at the circus and its people."

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Rod Stewart and Elton John visit the circus!

Recalling the days when big stars and big tops rubbed shoulders much more frequently, here's Rod Stewart and Elton John dropping in on son of the circus Billy Smart Jr and his wife Hannalore. (Not sure what they've got in those tins, but they look suspiciously like they're raising funds for an animal charity to me!)

If those groovy clothes float your boat, get along to Westfield Stratford today, Fashion Revolution Day, where Hannalore will be selling off her 1500-piece wardrobe from the 60s, 70s and 80s, with some of the money going to charity. Don't expect clown shoes and sparkly leotards, though. We're talking the sort of vintage designer gear by Vivienne Westword, Chanel and Versace that a socialite circus wife wore in those days.

Who knows, maybe even Rod and Elton will be there...

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