Years later Parley and Ernestine Baer invited my wife and I to a gathering at their home in Tarzana, that to my delight included Mr. Allen who at the time was ranking figure in the Movie Stage Hands Union.
When I asked him about this elephant he said that he wasn't much of a problem at all, in anticipation of trouble the show had built a wagon to gilly him back and forth to the lot but he marched right along with the herd.
He added that the second season he started to falter and had difficulty keeping up then one day suddenly dropped dead on the lot.
He added that a post mortem showed his lungs had been eaten away by TB.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Posted by Buckles at 4/06/2017 09:45:00 AM