Circus Vargas Ad #!

| September 27, 2010

This is only haft of the ad, discount coupons were attached. I could not scan the whole ad because of it’s size.

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Circus Vargas Ad #2

| September 27, 2010

                                                             A very strong ad.

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“Big Cage”

| September 26, 2010

This is a still photo taken during a shoot of the movie “The Big Cage” Starring Clyde Beatty. Movie production by Universal studio, 1933.

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The Beatty Zoo

| September 26, 2010

From the left the sixth person in a white dress, look just below, Clyde Beatty can be seen in his whites kneeling down. This photo was taken in 1943.

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Clyde Beatty Flyer

| September 26, 2010

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Bongie’s Head to Head

| September 23, 2010

The show we were in was called  “The Roaring 20′s Review” staring Grayce Hansen. If I remember correctly the date started in early spring of 1964, We were booked for four months at the Hoyt Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Then held over for a few more weeks.

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Tobie Liberace Routine

| September 23, 2010

Playing the hotel club dates are somewhat easy. We did two shows per night and a 5 day week. The money was good but we had to cut the act back. The ceiling was so low caused us to take out all of  our high tricks.  This was a worry for me as I did not […]

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Lil Tobie

| September 23, 2010

Tobie would finish his trick and then milk the audience with his own style.

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Comedy Table Routine

| September 23, 2010

I always liked slap stick comedy and how in a moment it could change into a serious trick or stunt. Some great examples of slap stick  comedy were the vaudeville team The Black Bros, or a clown alley boxing routine as well as the great comedians of the movies like Laurel & Hardy, Keystone Cops and of course […]

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Head to Hand

| September 23, 2010

There were certain tricks in the act that had to have a serious side to them in order to show the true expertise of the chimps. Dad and I knew that if we appeared as props instead of trainers …. that in itself would sell the act and the plus was…. we were having fun […]

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