Tuesday, October 15, 2019



Roger Smith said...

This trick reminds me of one similar demonstrated by Burt Lancaster, as Robert Stroud, in BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ. The birds for that picture were trained by Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Kinnard. The connection being, Mrs. Kinnard was famous to us as Dorothy Herbert.

Chic Silber said...

This is a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

pulling an African Gray in a cart

Cockatoos in Sydney are like pigeons

in New York's Central Park (& loud)

Roger Smith said...

We (Jungleland) had a Sulphur-crested cockatoo for the 1967 DR. DOLITTLE.

And Mabel Stark had an African Gray during her marriage to Eddie Trees. The parrot drove him crazy, imitating Mabel's loud summons, "ED-DIEEEEE! DAMN IT, COME HERE!"

PS; Speaking of Eddies, Eddie Murphy did a 2nd DOLITTLE that didn't make it. Now, as we see this week, Robert Downey, Jr. is in a 3rd. The original tried starring Rex Harrison in the big 20th Century-Fox blockbuster to save the studio from the ravages of 1963's CLEOPATRA. The damn thing was a belly-flopper--I know--I was on (not in) that picture. Our Hollywood geniuses insist on trying to make a franchise out of a dud.