Sells Floto Circus

| May 29, 2010

From left to right: the Schwarz Trio, the Hobson family and the Hodgini family. This photo was taken June 20,1931 in Patterson, New Jersey. It’s a great picture of a great group of performers. I want to thank Michael for contributing this photo to the circus blog. I have no knowledge of the names of the […]

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“Professor” George Keller #1

| May 29, 2010

This photo was taken of him on his jungle farm 1942. George Keller was known for his dynamic cat act,”Keller’s Jungle Killers”. He got his nick name “Professor ” because he was a college professor of visual arts at Bloomsburg Teachers Collage, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, This was before he became a cat trainer… most likely he thought it was safer in […]

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Bill Horne With Kellers Jungle Killers #2

| May 29, 2010

Roger Smith sent this article to me for posting in the circus blog ……….Thanks Roger. I can’t count the times I have had to  shout out “keep those people back”.  It is an animal man’s nightmare when the audience is to close to the ring…………… Remember Casey,  how hard it was with the Chimp act.            Read […]

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Capt William Horne #3

| May 29, 2010

In the lower right hand corner can be seen Bill Horn’s autograph to Roger Smith,  also a lion trainer.

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Ringling Bros Barnum &.Bailey

| May 29, 2010

All the different names of show on this poster could be confusing, But this was just another way to advertise the show, sort of like an endorsement of one circus to another…….however they were all owned by the same company. 1938.

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Clyde Beatty’s Theater Poster #1

| May 29, 2010

Starring Clyde Beatty and Elaine Shephard with Manuel King the boy lion trainer.

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Clyde Beatty and Elaine Shephard

| May 29, 2010

                 A scene from “Darkest Africa” a serial shot by Republic studio and released in 1936.

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“Darkest Africa” #3

| May 29, 2010

Odd thing about this movie, Republic studio released it in 1936, then later retitled it “King of Jungleland” and re-released it  in 1948.

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R.B.B.& B. Poster

| May 29, 2010

As you can see I am very happy with my new find and it is in fine condition. I found it in a second hand store in Florida. There is another poster similar to this one,  it was printed in 1886 before Barnum and Bailey became part of Ringling Bros.

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Clyde Beatty in “Lost Jungle”

| May 29, 2010

                                         Lost Jungle was shot in 1934.

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