Clyde Beatty

Posted By on October 9, 2017

Beatty raised his own Tigers and Lions. He bred stock at his compound so he never was in need for great looking animals that he broke into his act. It is obvious  in this photo that Clyde was proud of his cats.  Clyde Beatty was not the only one that bred their own cats however.

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Miller Johnson Circus 1973 #1

Posted By on October 4, 2017

 

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Miller Johnson Circus 1973 2

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Miller Johnson Circus 1973 #3

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Miller Johnson Circus 1973 #4

Posted By on October 4, 2017

These four pages on the Miller Johnson Circus were provided by Casey Gibbs, a long time friend.

Dad and I were with Charlie Germaine for part of that season of 1968. Then in 1969 a full season. Charlie Allen and Bev were also there with there bear act, also Beverly helped Germaine in the office. Letters contracts, etc.

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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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