The Mexican Dancer

| April 5, 2010

 Perri Andre was a feature on the Yankee Patterson Circus and the Esclante Circus. Perri did have two other dancers with him in the act. He also did a tight wire act. I remember him only because he would watch over me when my mother and father were performing. Spanish and Mexican dancers were very popular in […]

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The Great Yankee Patterson

| December 26, 2009

This photo was taken by Harry Quillen in  1944 …mid season in Los Angeles, Calif.  Jimmy Woods ,Cliff Henry, Martin Authur and a few silent angels had money in the show.

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Babe

| January 11, 2009

There is a very special place in my heart for this elephant, as I grew up with her along with Vera and Dutch. When I was just a little kid, I would sneak out of our caravan and go the menagerie where the animals were kept. I would find Babe and Dutch and curl up […]

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Ruby Woods

| September 27, 2008

Ruby, the wife of Jimmy Woods, is taking care of baby leopards on the Yankee Bros Circus.

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A Kid and His Dog

| September 23, 2008

Blackie was my friend.  She was more than a pet. We played together in the back yard of the Yankee Patterson Circus. In the early 1940’s. I remember that my dog and I were inseparable. Blackie worked in my Mothers dog act and when the act was over she was with me.

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Bottom Man

| September 23, 2008

Someone came up with the idea that it would look cute to put Virgina on my shoulders, I don’t think so! Look at my knees buckling. Virgina was the daughter of Jimmy and Ruby Woods.

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The Yankee Patterson Kids

| September 23, 2008

Ivan Henry and Virginia Woods, and another friend named Freddie.

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Yankee Patterson San Pedro

| September 23, 2008

Yankee Patterson Circus.  This was the lot in San Pedro, CA. This circus was produced by Jimmy Woods. The show only lasted for a more than a season. It was tough to make any thing work during the war. Mr. Woods kept trying and later came out with the 101 Wild West Show & Circus […]

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Yankee Patterson Circus

| September 23, 2008

Yankee Patterson Circus showing in LA.

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A Hard Day

| September 23, 2008

Rain, rain all day ….no show so they took a picture of the cast. Yankee Patterson Circus. In the front row you will see Jimmy and Ruby Woods, the far left is Frank Chicarella and a little to the right is Konkie who played the steam calliope.

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