Sunday, May 21, 2017


I wonder if this falls under the category in your contract as "Generally Useful?"


Roger Smith said...

No, since Mabel had no tigers in this period. Mr. John 86'd the cage from 1925 through 1927. He refused to let Mabel out of her contract, and assigned her to horses. I can still hear her curses over "Those three damned wasted years. Mr. John had a great failing in not using his best people to his best advantage. Me there, and giving me horses. I never thought of him as a great showman after that."

As a trouper, Mabel soldiered on. This ad is for her turn on Jupiter horse for Bertram Mills in the Olympia.