Whether you carry an assistant or not depends greatly on your finances. If the assistant is a stranger, it means extra fare and salary -- and this adds quite an item to the expense account. An assistant is handy to have as he looks after details, helps you arrange your stage, and packs your show for you. Sometimes you can get more money for your act because you carry an assistant.
Often the performer's family helps him out and travels with him. Sometimes it is the wife, the daughter, or son -- or perhaps all three. If traveling is done by automobile, it is as easy to carry all three as one. The money taken in, of course, is for the whole family. And thus with one or more assistants you can build up an elaborate production.
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