Ivan and Bongie

| January 31, 2011

This picture says it all…..I loved my chimps.  Bongie was more than just a trained chimp, he was my friend and he never let me down…… always did a perfect act.  Any one that saw the chimp act will tell you Bongie was a great chimp. Back yard after practice.   Siebrand Bros Circus 1955.

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Say Hello Bongie

| January 31, 2011

                                                       Fair grounds Tucson, AZ. 1959.

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Henry’s Chimps

| January 31, 2011

This was a free headstand that Bongie performed.  He was an amazing chimp and was so eager to learn. It got to the point where we had too many tricks in the act so we would change the routine every show. Siebrand Bros Circus 1955.  Thank you Tiffany for your comment.

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Magic of Sinbad

| January 31, 2011

In 1958 I worked in a B film called Magic of Sinbad… it was one of the best experiences of my life.  Well maybe. I did all the stunts, had five different acting parts and even while learning I helped do follow focus on the Mitchel cameras.  I was paid weekly…….very weakly. I am sure […]

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Sinbad’s Clown

| January 31, 2011

This was a part in in picture where I was the Kaleife’s court jester.  Much to his surprise I was one of Sinbad’s men.  Soon after a little juggling,  the fight scene started and the juggling clubs became my weapon’s. The year 1958.

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Gil’s Friends

| January 13, 2011

From left to right……. Gil Gray, Ernest Borgnine, Lou Jacobs, and the fourth person I believe is Chappie Fox. They were celebrating the Old Milwaukee 4th of July parade, one hundred year anniversary. The year of this photo was 1970.

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Dolly Jacobs

| January 13, 2011

               Shriners love to pose with an elephant but of course it helps if there is a pretty lady. Photo taken in the late 1940′s on the Gil Gray Circus.

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Jacob’s Elephants

| January 13, 2011

  Modoc, Empress and Judy. Thanks Toni for your comment. Ralph was a good friend of mine and did a great favor for me in 1958.

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A Big Shrine Date

| January 13, 2011

                “Thank you very much for this great opportunity.”  Photo taken mid 1930′s.

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Fargo Shriners

| January 13, 2011

Fargo N.D. Shrine circus committee looking over their posters for the up and coming Gil Gray circus. Photo taken Jan, 1935.

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