Walter Jennier about 1912 with Downie & Wheeler.
Friday, April 18, 2014
In order to maintain the quota I'll toss in these John F. Teague photos identified as Sparks 1946.
I'm sure everyone knows how this show came about, in fact Dom Yodice can probably identify the year the wardrobe was used on the Ringling Show.
Posted by Buckles at 4/18/2014 05:46:00 AM
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Shirley Linderman with "Margaret" and "Tena" 1951.
I got the idea for today's subject from comments I overheard Shirley make back then, saying that as an early teen-ager, she was a member of the Ringling Corps De Ballet in '42 and being the smallest, stood on the very end of the line.
Posted by Buckles at 4/17/2014 05:06:00 AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Back around 1975, when Federal and California state agencies were starting to enact laws regarding the owning and exhibiting of wild animals, Bobby Holter, Smokey and Kari Jones and some of the other animal people from the Los Angeles area got together to be interviewed by one of the local LA TV stations to explain their side of the story. Smokey and Kari brought along their little elephant Tika, and Bobby had his tiger GT (which I understand stood for Good Tiger.) Bobby just had GT on a chain and I asked if I could stand next to him and GT for a picture. Instead, he handed me the chain and walked away. Smokey took this picture. Looking back, I now realize that this was one of the more foolish things I did during my life. At the time, I was thrilled beyond belief to be this close to an uncaged tiger.
Posted by Buckles at 4/15/2014 12:36:00 PM