Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Circus Ring of Fame
The Vallas, a Czechoslovakian family performing as the Bertinis, amazed audiences with their teeterboard, somersaulting and pyramid routines on the unicycle and the free-balancing, swinging split breakaway dive from the hanging perch. During the Cold War, they were the first performers the Communists allowed out of the country to come to the U.S. for a two-year tour. Today, the seventh and eighth generations continue to entertain circus audiences.
Erected by Circus Maranatha and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
Location. 27° 19.092′ N, 82° 34.607′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and South Boulevard of the Presidents, on the left when traveling east on St Armands Circle. Marker is located on the south area of St. Armands Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 St Armands Circle, Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Josephine Berosini (here, next to this marker); Ward-Bell Flyers (here, next to this marker); Charly Baumann (here, next to this marker); Struppi Hanneford (here, next to this marker); Victoria Unus "La Toria" (here, next to this marker); Lalage (here, next to this marker); Count Roberto de Vasconcellos (a few steps from this marker); The Clarke Family (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
Regarding The Bertinis. The Circus “Ring of Fame” recognizes those persons who made a significant contribution to the art and culture of the circus. With dozens of inductees from around the world, the Ring of Fame began in 1986 as a way to honor world famous circus performers and the rich circus heritage of the Sarasota, Florida area.
Also see . . . . (Submitted on March 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.