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Korean War Entertainer

Korean War entertainer recalls the Smile Show

On a hot summer afternoon in 1947, 27-year-old Verna Mary Smith, a Victoria entertainer, performed a hand balancing and acrobatics show on the grass in James Bay’s MacDonald Park. A few days later, a photograph of Smith’s show in the local newspaper caught the eye of Gerry Gosley. He was amazed at the balancing act […]