R.B.B.B Circus GF
I'm interested in
any information you may have on this ring. I think it
belonged to Gottieb Fischer?
Thanks for you
The ring was made
for Gottieb Fischer, it is ceramic. The RBBB Circus stands
for Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, the GF is Gottieb
Most Giant Rings
were made out of metal.
Which were cast from molds, They
were designed for each giant . They melted down softer metals
like lead and tin. I'm
sure there is no way to find out the number of rings made by or
for the Fischer's as rings were manufactured for the giants by
company's and some of the giants even made their on rings while
they were on the road.
Gottlieb and Alfreda
Fischer entered show business in their native countries. He, in
Austria and she, in Germany. They met in vaudeville where they
both did song and dance numbers. They fell in love and married
in Hamburg in 1933. Three years later they came to the U.S. and
were with various circuses including Ringling Bros and were once
Mr & Mrs Long.
The Fischer, who
were billed as the largest married couple on earth, settled near
Sarasota, where they opened a motel, It didn't take long for
them to discover that the public was going to follow them
wherever they went. The Fischers were both beautiful people.
Not one of their publicity photographs did them justice. The
public adored them, but adoration is no substitute for peace and
privacy. They stayed in the business till 1949 when they
retired, they opened the Pioneer apartments in Sarasota, Florida
where many of their show business friends had their winter
homes. They put someone else in charge of management and stayed
on the sidelines.
Mrs. Fischer passed
away in 1984 and her husband 4 years later at the age of 81.
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