Clyde Beatty & Cisco Kid

Posted By on September 12, 2017

My question is, what circus was this. Beatty, or Cole. On the ad it just says railroad circus. Many circuses would present a TV or Movie star to bump up the attendance. Most of the time the star did a personal appearance in center ring during the show and later sign autographs. This ad was taken out in 1956.

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Henry’s Chimps

Posted By on September 11, 2017

We were playing at the Roaring 20’s a venue at the Hoyt Hotel Portland Oregon. I believe it was 1968? Our agent Cindy Bardine booked us in for six weeks. However the owner of the Hotel Mr Harvey Dick wanted the act to stay for another 8 weeks, we were delighted to do so. Our season was complete Dad had booked Fairs form the end of April  to November. It turned out to be a good year for us. 

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Howes Great London Circus 1921

Posted By on September 8, 2017

 

Clyde Beatty seen here with his hand upon the head of an Hippopotamus. I believe at that time he worked as a animal handier. I wonder if he ever thought that he would become a great animal trainer and own one of the largest circuses in America.

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Chet and Mable

Posted By on September 4, 2017

 

Chet Juszyk and Mabel Stark. Photo taken at Jungleland Compound Thousand,Oaks Calif. They are standing near the Lion cage runs.

 

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Roland’s Seals

Posted By on September 4, 2017

                            Photo is from my friend Jack Badal’s collection.

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Clyde Beatty

Posted By on September 4, 2017

 

 

                                      Those were the days. Long gone but never forgotten.

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Clyde Beatty

Posted By on September 4, 2017

Note the lash that hangs from BEATTY’S shoulder. The above photo is an exact replica of his. This lash was made by Roger Smith, a trainer for many years Roger got his start with Lions at the Jungle compound Thousand Oaks, Calif, from there he went on the road with his own act. Roger sent me this lash, that now proudly hangs in my office. The photo of Clyde was taken in 1933 while filming “The Big Cage”, at Universal studio’s. Starring with Clyde Beatty Raymond Hatton, Anita Page and a young Mickey Rooney .   

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Ramar

Posted By on July 30, 2017

This is Ramar that Jack Badal raised and trained to do an act that was outstanding. However Ramar became to big to work with….. Ramar was not mean or aggressive just to large. Ramar now resides at the Brookfield Zoo, Chicago. He has sired two baby there at the Zoo.     

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Two Pals

Posted By on July 30, 2017

Myself and Jack Badal, the best friend a guy could have. At the time of this photo we were on the Kay Bros Circus together. Jack had his elephant named Anna on the show. Beautiful little elephant and well trained by Jack. Photo taken in the mid 1960’s.

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The Henry Family

Posted By on July 30, 2017

 

From left to right. Janell Henry, Charlotte Henry, myself  and my father Clifford Henry. Photo by my mother 1957.

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