Between Takes

| December 26, 2012

From the movie “Rin Tin Tin.” 1965?

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Rin Tin Tin

| December 21, 2012

Actor and one of Gene Holter’s camels on location shooting the movie ” Rin Tin Tin”. 1965? Ray Chandler was the head trainer on this movie.

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The Movie

| December 21, 2012

                                                                Photo 1952. Good info on your comment Randy. Thanks.

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Whirling Circus The Big Circus 1959

| November 30, 2012

This is a Hagenbeck & Wallace circus cargo wagon. Louie Goebel bought a great many of them as well as a few Al G. Barnes wagons. The wagon in this photo along with others was rented from Mr. Goebel for the movie called  “The Big Circus”.  It was not uncommon for these wagons to be […]

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Whirling Circus

| November 30, 2012

On this movie, The Big Circus, some of the Gene Holter animals were used. Gene’s camel is seen in this photo. Ray Chandler was the head animal man for  for Gene on the show. The top photo was shot on location Cliff Henry, Jimmy Woods and Louie Goebel supplied much of the circus equipment and […]

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Jungleland

| November 30, 2012

This wagon also at one time was owned by Louie Goebel. Where it is located now is anyone’s guess. At the back of the wagon is a drop center constructed this way to hold water for seals or hippopotamus. There were a few drop centers made that housed a electrical generator, aka “Hot Wagon” The […]

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The Movie Jumbo

| October 4, 2012

From left to right, myself, Ronnie Louis, four from the left… Bill Couch. The names of the other three members of our group escape me. Jumbo was a big musical movie shot at M.G.M studios in 1962. Staring in the movie were Stephen Boyd, Martha Raye, Jimmy Durante, Doris Day and Dean Jagger.

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The Movie Jumbo

| October 4, 2012

We were known as “Barbette’s Boys” on the set. The six of us did trapeze on a single trap bar 12 foot long. Each trick we did was perfectly timed together. It took weeks to get our timing down for the few tricks we did. The trapeze routine turned out to be one of the […]

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The Movie Jumbo

| October 4, 2012

When I look at this photo I am reminded of the enjoyment of working in this great movie but another thing stands out even more. The pain that we all went though trying to do tricks on a single trapeze bar. The trap bar had rapped ropes on each side of us as to look […]

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Combat

| October 4, 2012

This shot is a single close up of me during the capture scene. There was no reason for them to shoot this close up. I was made aware later that these were shots to establish me as an actor for future parts. I did not realize it at the time but I was slowly being […]

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