The Ringmater #1

| December 18, 2013

Don was the best ringmaster I have ever worked with.  He was spot on time with the comedy gags that I had with the chimp act……………We had fun with the one liners. Thanks Don.

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Henry’s Chimps…. Polack Bros Circus 1968 #2

| December 18, 2013

I found these old clipping in a box that I thought I threw away years ago. ……………… Happy that I did not. These newspaper ads were full page. I had to go into photo shop to separate the photos. As I think back to those days I am reminded of the great time I had […]

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Polack Bros 1968 EDIT #3

| December 18, 2013

George Haneford Jr…… his bareback riding act was one of the best. George and Vickie were real troupers. It was an honor to know them both.

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Buckles and Barbara Polack Bros Circus #4

| December 18, 2013

You can’t get better than this.  Buckles Woodcock presented one of the finest elephant acts , but not only that…he was a fine elephant trainer.

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Polack Bros Circus 1968 #5

| December 18, 2013

I have often wondered where they are now. I never saw or worked with them after that season.

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Polack Bros Circus 1968 #6

| December 18, 2013

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Polack Bros Circus 1968 #7

| December 18, 2013

Palusa, I hope I spelled his name correctly. I remember him as being a fine person and a great entertaining clown…………………………PELUZA. Thanks Bob for the correction and comment.

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Polack Bros Circus 1968 #8

| December 18, 2013

After the season of 1968. I never saw nor worked with them again. I know that they were still performing their act  as it was too good not to be somewhere in the circus world.

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Polack Bros Circus 1968

| March 13, 2013

Javier “Peluza” Esparza and Tobie of Henry’s Chimps. This photo was a newspaper shot used for a show write up and later put into the Polack Bros program. After each trick that Tobie did, he would style in this manner to milk the audience. It got so that he understood that the more bows he […]

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Mac & Peggy MacDonald

| February 18, 2012

This elephant in Opal. I believe she was the first elephant to do the “One Leg Stand.” Opal was trained by Mac MacDonald. Mac also trained the Besielou elephants named after Bessie and Louie Stern, owners of Polack Bros Circus. In my opinion, Mac MacDonald was the finest of all the great elephant trainers. Thank […]

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