Wednesday, August 02, 2017

#9 Chimp Acts

Titled "Mlle Fi Fi".


Jim Alexander said...

In the late 1960s Beatrice Dante, "Fifi", had a small chimp act and worked nightclubs, close to the audience. I never saw it but the chimps did a number of tricks. Mike Kostial purchased at least two of them when they were about seven years old (could be challenging close to the public) for his act at the St. Louis Zoo. Mike kept them performing for another 5 or 6 years. When they matured, as Jules Jacot would say, "they'd tear up their contract" and wouldn't take direction well.