Nolly & Jack

| November 22, 2017

Nolly Tate and Jack Badal on Kay Bros circus early 1960’s. Nolly and his wife Polly both Clowned, as well they had a dog act. Most of the time they perfumed both. I did not know the Tate’s real well. The only time I saw them or spoke to them was when we worked together. I […]

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Friendship

| November 14, 2017

  Jack and I first met on the Kay Bros. He had a fine elephant act with baby Anna. Jack bought Anna from Louie Goebel. Smoky Jones helped Jack in the training of her. All in all a very professional act.

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Jack Badal & Smokey Jones

| November 9, 2017

Photo from the Jack Badal collection

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Jack & Chet

| November 8, 2017

Jack Badal and Chet Juzyk taking to Louie Goebel in the back yard of the Jungleland compound. This photo was taken in 1962. We lost Chet some time ago, to this day he is still missed. Jack Badal is 83 and going strong. Jack is responsible for many of the historic photos with in the circus blog.. […]

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Another Rare Photo

| November 7, 2017

On the right Jack Badal, the far left is his father Robert Badal The center person is  Ted Gallup, a very rare photo of him. Ted perhaps is the last of the old bull men. He worked with Mac MacDonald, Cheerful Gardner and many others top elephant trainers. Ted was at the end of his career […]

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Ramar

| October 26, 2017

This Gorilla once belonged to Jack Badal. When Ramar was a youngster Jack had trained him and was successful in teaching him several tricks including hand balancing. In time Ramar just got to large for the act………… It was not that he became mean, Jack said that Ramar was very lovable and never once tried to […]

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Roland’s Seals

| September 4, 2017

                            Photo is from my friend Jack Badal’s collection.

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Ramar

| 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

| 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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Baby Anna

| November 11, 2011

Jack Badal’s elephant “Baby Anna” with chimp trainer Gene Detroy and his assistant. Photo taken in the early 1960’s at the Pacific Auditorium Los Angeles, Calif.

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