Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sells & Gray Circus 1962 #4

Scan000010597 - Copy, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.

According to Mr. Walton, the elephant herd was "Bessie", Konti" and "Ola" (Frank Dailey and "Konti" seen here putting up the big top).
I distinctly recall Rex telling me in Palasades that they would be short on harness elephants while the Jumbo movie was in production and until then Sells & Gray would have to get by with the newly acquired Don Franklin elephants "Helen", "Katy" and "Ola" and Bill English was concerned if any of them were harness broke.
The final switch must have been made while on tour. As we all know "Bessie" and "Konti" were originally imported to the Dailey Show in 1947.


Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that's Ola...
Cindy Potter