TOTO

| April 30, 2009

In 1941 ToTo was brought from Mexico to the Ringling Circus. Both ToTo and Gargantua were exibited in the menagerie hopefully to become acquainted with each other. This is the photo of the cover of a six page booklet that was sold in the menagerie by   Jose Tomas, who also took care of ToTo. 

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The Ringling Bros. Attractions

| April 30, 2009

In 1930 a group of  Ubangi’s tribsmen joined the Ringling circus. I understand that were the hit of the show. The Ubangi people  still exist and  flourish quite well today in their part of Africa.

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Clyde Beatty in Los Angeles

| April 30, 2009

 Can you imagine playing 18 days in downtown Los Angeles for this length of time at this day and age with a tent show!

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Ringling Bros Ad 1955

| April 30, 2009

The newspaper ad tells the whole story.

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TV Star with Clyde Beatty

| April 30, 2009

Duncan Renaldo “The Cisco Kid” played was with Beatty a few more spots after this show in Tuscon. He was a favorite with the kids especially in the Southwest. After he appeared in Los Angles he left the show. In April 1956………….Read this add… In small letters it says Railroad circus. The Cisco Kid did  […]

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Circus Stars Forever

| April 29, 2009

From left to right: Con Coheano, Edith Seigrist, Alfredo Codona and Bill Seigdist. They are some of the performers that set the benchmark for other performers. They had a God given talent that they perfected.  Just a few weeks ago I took my family to see Carson & Barne’s, the show was excellent. The show’s total  appearance is A#One and the […]

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Clyde Beatty Cooling Down

| April 29, 2009

This picture was taken right after Clyde’s act.  The year was 1963,  just  two years before he died in 1965. Time and hard work took it’s toll on Clyde Beatty. He was a great showman and I think he would do it all over again.The last time I saw his show was when he played El […]

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Frank Phillips

| April 29, 2009

Frank Phillips shown here at Louie Goebel’s Lion farm before it became the World Jungle Compound at Thousand Oaks, California. This photo was  taken in 1948 as near as I can tell.  Frank was also a trainer at the World Jungle compound, when Richards and Horne were partners in the compound in the 1950′s.

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Clyde Beatty’s Railroad Circus

| April 29, 2009

The circus program in 1952 boasted and promoted Beatty’s railroad circus.  I do not believe that it was as large as many of the circuses before him however his show was impressive and it was obvious that he put money into it.

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The Mills Circus

| April 29, 2009

Does this ever bring back memories  reading the names of old friends.  Many are gone now but they left their mark.

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