Monday, September 01, 2014
I have always thought this is one of the most bizarre pictures I have.
Claims to be the elephants paying homage to The Governor as he visits the lot in 1921 well after the American Circus Corporation owned the show.
I don't know which is most impressive, the size of the crowd both on the lot and overhead or the elephants who appear to have just returned from a night on the town.
Posted by Buckles at 9/01/2014 06:14:00 AM
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Later in the day Baptiste Schreiber would fetch his elephants "Manula" and "Lelabardi" to the lot.
John North had hired this act the previous summer while touring Europe.
I get the feeling the Captain rode the bike while the groom walked with the elephants.
Posted by Buckles at 8/31/2014 05:32:00 AM
At the end of the season, "Manula" died while playing the RBBB Christmas date in Havana and on return to U.S. "Lelabardi" was sold to Mills Bros. Circus where Hugo Schmitt was now employed.
I never met Schreiber, he was around with a chimp act for years but our paths never crossed.
Posted by Buckles at 8/31/2014 05:02:00 AM
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Regarding Kitty Clark from yesterday's Blog, I was surprised to find how much publicity she garnered.
Here's a good example, "ELEPHANT & KITTY CLARK" 1941 One Sheet Flat.
A Norman Bel Geddes design lifted from a photo.
Jackie LeClaire, wasn't Miss Clark married to Hamburger Jack Burslem?
Posted by Buckles at 8/29/2014 06:03:00 AM