Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 07/28/2014


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Pansy the Roller-Skating Cow

Pansy the Roller-Skating Cow
"'Pansy' the Roller-Skating Cow, featuring Rose, Betty, and Harry Rapp (A Rapp & Rapp Production)."

Pansy the Roller-Skating Cow performed for fairs, carnivals, and circuses throughout the United States during the 1940s and 1950s. Other than some newspaper ads and brief mentions in Billboard magazine that turned up in Google searches, I haven't been able to locate any information regarding Pansy or the Rapps.

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wintorbos
wintorbos
That one couldn't be improved on.

Just checked newspapers.com -- "Pansy the Roller Skating Cow" turned up in 6 ads in Pennsylvania and Iowa newspapers from 1940 to 1956, always at small-town summer fairs, and often accompanied by "Tipsy the Drunk". Nothing else and no reference to the Rapps.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Alan Mays has replied to wintorbos
Thanks for the info! I wonder if one of the Rapps played Tipsy the Drunk. Hopefully additional information about this interesting act will eventually turn up.
3 years ago.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
I've had worse jobs.
3 years ago.
Alan Mays has replied to John FitzGerald
Ha ha, I've had one or two jobs like that, too!
3 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
great
3 years ago.
Alan Mays has replied to Rhisiart Hincks
Thanks!
3 years ago.