Sunday, October 23, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Ladies are Flo and Gracie MacIntosh married to Show's Mechanics Deacon and Davie MacIntosh.
Some of you may remember Gracie from her years as Orin Davenport's Assistant and later Producer of the Davenport Shrine Dates.
Posted by Buckles at 10/22/2016 05:22:00 AM
This was the 5-act my father had put together the year before "Kay" (named after Kelly's daughter), "Jennie" (after Kelly and D. R.'s Mother), "Hattie" (after the first elephant they ever owned) purchased from Louis Goebel in 1939, "Barbara" after D.R.'s daughter and of course my father's childhood Silent Movie enchantress "Anna May" Wong.
Posted by Buckles at 10/22/2016 04:23:00 AM
Friday, October 21, 2016
The caged animals were in the Side Show meaning the Public had to pay extra to seem.
Lots of Beefs over that since the animals were so heavily billed.
In fact I remember my father saying it created more heat then the Grifters on some shows since they only dealt with the "Sporting Element".
Posted by Buckles at 10/21/2016 07:30:00 AM
It was quite a thing to have this metal globe constructed.
I remember Wayne Sanguin had the County Surveyor come in and lay out a diagram, he then cut out strips of metal and like the skin of an orange, welded them together.
Posted by Buckles at 10/21/2016 06:48:00 AM
Elephants are Gollmar "Daisy", "Norma" and "Jess" (female).
Ladies are my Sister In Law, Hope Meredith whom today is our next door neighbor, accompanied by Herb's daughter Shirley and husband Charlie Rex who at one time did a trap act under the name "Wreckless Rex!"
I was told he once came out of a "heel catch" tumbled to the ground, rolled over, jumped up, styled then scrambled back up the rigging!.....this Show Biz is All Right!
I might add that one day years ago my wife informed me that my Mother In Law, Lalea Ray had purchased 30 acres of jungle down in Florida and eventually Willed it to her daughters.
A lot of it was lost then the InterState came thru but Aunt Hope remains our next door neighbor.
Posted by Buckles at 10/21/2016 06:28:00 AM
I was a high-steppin' Candy Butcher in those days, my father said, "Get out front where the money is!"
Never would have touched another one had I not inherited an Elephant Act.
I remember him saying when I got Married, "Listen to your wife!.....she knows more about elephants than you do!
Posted by Buckles at 10/21/2016 06:03:00 AM
Thursday, October 20, 2016
I remember back in the 1950's I bought a Record Player and my Father said go back and buy some Gilbert & Sullivan records and I was soon a Savoyard.
Just the other day I was in the shower singing ".....three Little Maids From School Are We!" and my wife said....."You need to see a Shrink!"
Posted by Buckles at 10/20/2016 06:27:00 AM