Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Posted by Buckles at 12/11/2013 05:58:00 AM
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Posted by Buckles at 12/11/2013 05:10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Can you ID this photo? It is from Sells Floto 1927.
Looks like Trilby the go-to elephant on the show.
Boss elephant man in 1927 was Joe Metcalf but this doesn't look like him.
Looks more like Bill Emory who was there most of 1929.
Posted by Buckles at 12/10/2013 03:33:00 PM
Posted by Buckles at 12/10/2013 06:03:00 AM
Monday, December 09, 2013
My wife Delia also has a December 9th birthday. In her case it was in 1935, making her 78 today. We were married on November 21, 1959 so we have been hitched for 54 years. Her circus connection is mostly to put up with me, though she does enjoy the genre. She saw her first circus in 1941 - - RBBB in Jacksonville, FL.
Posted by Buckles at 12/09/2013 07:21:00 PM
Posted by Buckles at 12/09/2013 05:31:00 AM
Posted by Buckles at 12/09/2013 04:45:00 AM
Born: Issur Danielovich Demsky, on Saturday, December 9, 1916,
in Amsterdam, New York.
Read his bio @ Kirk Douglas IMDb.
He is pictured above with actress Pier Angeli, and veteran flying act
catcher, Dick Anderson (billed as Kenneth Anderson). The scene is
from the Equilibrium segment of the 1953 MGM film The Story of
Three Loves. Kirk and Pier were trained for actual flying tricks by
Harold and Eileen Voise, who were permitted to work on the picture
by a special contract release from Clyde Beatty. Dick Anderson told
me they had schooled Ricardo Montalban for three months on the
flying rigging. Then MGM replaced him with Douglas, whose own
long training started from scratch--which meant extended movie
paydays for the Voises and Anderson, who also landed a speaking role.
Posted by Buckles at 12/09/2013 04:40:00 AM
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