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10/19 PHOTO FUN - Boots Most anyone reading this post is familiar with the boots in the bottom right of this compilation. The boot on the left is the original size 27 Giant’s boot that sat out in front of The Giant’s Fish Camp on US 41 in Gibsonton for as long as I can remember. The one on the right is the one the locals put up after a drunk driver took out the original. The following narrative was taken, in part, from multiple internet sources. Gibsonton became a popular winter fishing ....
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Mr. and Mrs. Al Tomaini. In 1949, Tomaini, an 8 ½' tall giant with a 22-inch shoe size retired from the road and settled in Gibsonton, FL. Al and his two-foot tall wife, Jeanie, billed as “The Half-Girl,” adopted two daughters & started a restaurant and trailer park they called “The Giant’s Camp.”
Jeanie Tomaini(1916-1999) Half Girl Originally performing under her birth name; "Bernice Smith" Jeanie worked to help the income of her family. She then met her husband Al Tomaini and together they toured as "The World's Strangest Married Couple", where as Al was a giant. The couple retired in 1950 and opened The Giant's Camp, a restraunt and fishing camp in Gibsonton FL. When Al died in 1962, Jeanie took over the camp and ran it until she died in 1999. (picture postcard)
Jeanie the Living Half Girl.
Jeanie Tomaini was born August 23, 1916 as Berniece Smith, Died August 10, 1999 Gibsonton, Florida. She was known in her day as the "World's Only Living Half Girl." She was born without legs and both of her arms were twisted. She began performing at age 3, exhibited by her parents at fairs all over the country. Jeanie's act consisted mainly of acrobatic stunts such as handstands and cartwheels - although her hands were deformed, she was able to walk on them with ease.