Friday, February 29, 2008
Posted by Buckles at 2/29/2008 06:32:00 AM
This is "Charlie" the larger of the two young males. "Tommy's" ivory grew straight outward at a much wider angle before they started to curve in.
Posted by Buckles at 2/29/2008 06:14:00 AM
My Dad wrote on the back "One of the Anfenger whale cars."
Posted by Buckles at 2/29/2008 06:02:00 AM
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Posted by Buckles at 2/28/2008 10:25:00 PM
"Located in the heart of "Movieland" on beautiful Washington Boulevard, exactly midway between Los Angeles and the ocean and on the shortest route between these two points.
Posted by Buckles at 2/28/2008 06:31:00 AM
I'm sure you Beatty Show fans remember Bill Moore, quite a character. A bunch of us were in a restaurant in Hugo one day when he came charging in the door and creating quite a stir.
Someone said "Hi Bill, how's things on the Beatty Show?" and he answered, "I told that fuckin' Concello, if you think I'm fired you are sadly mistaken! So I kept his fuckin' $100,000 and had him escorted off the lot!"......all the while he was picking french fries off my plate.
Somehow he was involved in Texas politics and held in high regard by Sam Rayburn. One time he even showed me two invitations he had for Lyndon Johnson's Inaugural Ball. My first thought was, I hope they don't seat him by Lady Bird.
I've told the story before that during some open time in Texas, Barbara and I camped with the elephants with her father's little show (Rube Ray) and one day a couple of local rowdies came on the lot looking for trouble. A scuffle ensued and they later came back with the police and I was arrested. Fortunately we were close to Bill Moore's home town, Bonham, and Rube called Mr. Moore's widow who simply made a phone call and I was immediately released.
Parley Bear lived on Bilmoor St. in Tarzana and he told me that the main reason he bought the house was due to the name of the street.
Posted by Buckles at 2/28/2008 06:18:00 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Buckles - -Please credit the Howard Tibbals collection for this photo.
Posted by Buckles at 2/27/2008 06:34:00 AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUCKLES ONE THAT IS ALL YOUR OWN.
Posted by Buckles at 2/26/2008 11:16:00 PM
Posted by Buckles at 2/26/2008 12:57:00 PM
When Jim Peterson took this picture of me, "Toto" and Karen Parkinson 20 years ago, I figured that it was all down hill from this point and I was right.
Posted by Buckles at 2/26/2008 07:04:00 AM
Hi, Trust I've got your email address right. Many thanks for your great circus history blog - however, as I only do internet searches twice a week I have trouble keeping up with your additions to it! I use my local library and several of your archive months are now too large to load on their system! (the 300+ ones) - still, keep adding 'em and I'll keep looking.
Posted by Buckles at 2/26/2008 06:32:00 AM
Monday, February 25, 2008
February 1, 2008
Dear CFA Members:
Re: Circus City Museum &-Park
We are in process of acquiring property, two lots, and one with a house on it which was built in 1906. Our goal is to develop this property into a historical and educational facility including many facets of the circus and circus life. We have hired an architect who has drawn plans for the house and park area which includes circus animals, an outside area covered with a circus tent-type roof,
small playground for children with circus features, a pond-pool area in which we hope to feature
an elephant fountain, etc. The facility will be handicap-accessible.
The total purchase price of the 2 lots & house is $ l00, 000. We have had large donations from both Kelly-Miller and Carson & Barnes owners, along with smaller donations.
With these funds we are in the process of borrowing the remainder of the monies.
We as a board are asking for donations whether they be monetary or memorabilia. We also would
appreciate any in-put that you may have that could help us in any way.
Send your donations to:
Circus City Museum & Park
P.O. Box 794
Hugo, OK. 74743
Posted by Buckles at 2/25/2008 10:13:00 AM
This is quite possibly the most spectacular trick ever to be performed in a wild animal act. Trainied by Josip Marcan and presented by Khris Allen. A full leap over the (standing) trainers head from the ground back to the ground...no props. This was taken on Beatty-Cole in 1996, and remained in the act for several seasons. Tiger's name was Tara. If anyone has anything to top this, please send the photo on in to the blog site. Although I have to admit, that hind leg leaping tiger in Wade's act is certainly a great trick also. But Josip has bought me multiple dinners, and Wade has only come through with one rum coke. So you know where my vote goes!...Jimmy Cole
Posted by Buckles at 2/25/2008 10:09:00 AM