Saturday, February 24, 2018

#1 Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus!


#2 Beatty-Cole!


#3 Beatty-Cole

.....this Show Biz Is All Right!

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Axel and John Ruche paying Rex Williams a visit in DeLand the year he started working the Center Ring Elephant Act from Horse Back!

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Jim Elliot and me Layin' the Hairy Eyeball on it!
.....Mr. Pugh had special seats arranged for us!

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.......Not Bad!

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.....four Gentlemen out standing in their field!

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Friday, February 23, 2018

#1 1950's RB!


#2 50's RB!


#3 50's RB Pictures!

Eugene "Arky" Scott!

#4 50's RB!

I asked my Father where the "Arky" came from and he said when he first joined out he was tagged "Arkansas Slim" which is a lot better than "Buckles"!

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#6 50's RB!

.....is your foot getting tired Minyak?
No more Mr. Nice Guy!

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Hugo Schmitt!

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Prototype for the "Mama's In The Park" Spec!

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..... End Result!

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A runaway during Rehearsals in Sarasota during which Smokey suffered a broken leg!

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.....back in Business!

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The Lady was introduced to me as Melody Jones!

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#17 50's RB!

Whoever made this comment hit the nail on the head!
Benny White closed out the season!

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dilemma!

Had this Tomb Stone made shortly after our Marriage over a half-century ago in Hugo, Oklahoma!
Now in our eighties we will shortly need to make use of it!
Any suggestions?
Would it be easier to ship it down here?.....or ship us up there!

To Chic!

I think the "One Foot Stand" was considered the most outstanding trick!
.....and no one did it better than Peggy and Mac MacDonald!
.....and of course "Opal"!

#1 Hugo, Oklahoma!

Fred Logan, John Carol, Robert Jones, Alonzo Dever, Micky Greer "Little Irish" and Bill Woodcock!
Winter of 1949-50.

#2 Hugo, Okla!

Fred Logan and "Anna May"!
My Father had once been enraptured with the Movie Actress Anna May Wong, hence the name!

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#4 Hugo, Okla!

.....after completing the trick "Lydia" will wave the Flag!

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Training "Lydia" with "Margaret" in the doorway!

#6 Hugo, Okla!

Fred Logan, Bill Woodcock and Alonzo Dever!

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The "Hand Shake!"
Shirley Logan  with "Margaret" and "Tena"

#8 Hugo, Okla!

Bob Grubb and Shirley Walters practicing Gollmar Show "Daisy" for the upcoming Cole & Walters Circus!

#9 Hugo, Okla!

They named this African Elephant "Colonel" after my Father.....he was underwhelmed!
She was never trained, D.R. said, ".....for all  the money I paid for her, I want her left just as she is!

#10 Hugo, Okla!

Jack Moore, Stanfield the Magician and Doc Sherman!

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The Show came up with with a lot of Civil War wardrobe for a Historical America Spec!
My buddy Jimmy Rossi and I trying them out!
Fits right in with the WQ construction going on!

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Isn't somebody supposed to say, ".....Smile?"