Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#8 Lady Trainers


7 comments:

Jim Alexander said...

Ron and Joy Holiday, the Cat Dancers. Saw them in Evansville several years ago, interesting presentation. They had a clouded leopard in the act. There have been a few clouded leopards in zoo shows but don't know if anyone else had one on a circus.

Paul Gutheil said...

Jim , are you on Facebook? I have a shot of the Holiday's protégé Chuck Lizza (sp?) holding their clouded leopard.

Paul Gutheil said...

This was NJ Meadowlands Fair some years ago. As I recall it was Joe Bauer's Circus Maximus.

Richard Reynolds said...

Paul - -Let's see that photo of Lizza and the clouded leopard. Alfred Court once had one but thought it too small to go into his mixed panthers act.

Incidentally Joy Holiday and Chuck Lizza were both killed by the same white tiger.

Roger Smith said...

In a long, and very difficult visit, Ron told me how both Joy and Chuck were killed in separate incidents by the white tiger, Jupiter.

Robert Good said...

Court had a snow leopard. Clouded leopards are another cat. Circopedia has a nice shot of Court and his cat. It is also described in his book. Perhaps he had a clouded as well. Circopedia has a lot of info on many of the topics the Blog comes across.

Bob Good

Roger Smith said...

BOB: This is why I still look forward to James Clubb's Court book. He will list all the animals Court had by species and name--some of which we've already seen.