Moore’s Dogs

| November 30, 2011

In 1967 Henry’s Chimps had the pleasure of working with the Moore’s on the Polack Bros Circus. Not to long ago I spoke with Bobby Moore. I am happy to report that he is doing just fine.

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Henry’s Riding Dogs & Chimp

| November 28, 2011

My uncle Glen was soft spoken and a kind man who had always had a smile on his face. However he was a force to be reckoned with if you did him wrong. As a young boy I remember well all my uncles talking about the old days on their father’s circuses. They told some […]

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Alfred Court #1

| November 27, 2011

I believe this photo was taken at the Ringling winter quarters in Sarasota, Fl.

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Alfred Court #2

| November 27, 2011

This was a close call for Alfred. During a performance two of his leopards got into a fight and Alfred tried to brake them up without success. There is an old saying, “never get between the cats during a fight” as bad things can happen as you see here. I know for a fact that […]

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Olga Celest

| November 27, 2011

  Olga Celest was known as “The Leopard Woman”. Most of Olga’s training and performing took place at the Los Angeles Zoo in the 1920′s and 1930′s. She also trained a few animals for motion pictures. Her lead leopard seen here is ” Big Otto”. This photo was taken at the zoo arena which was […]

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Mabel Stark

| November 27, 2011

Mabel had her own arena in the back area at Jungleland. Her arena was set up on the ground as she liked working on what she was used to. The main arena where all the other trainers worked their cats was on a cement stage and the audience seats were in a half circle in […]

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Watkin’s Chimps

| November 27, 2011

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Herderson’s Chimp

| November 27, 2011

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Zavatta Circus

| November 27, 2011

The Zavatta’s created their circus in the late 1950′s after they left the Siebrand Circus.

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Trina DuVal

| November 27, 2011

Trina and Danny DuVal later in their life had to make some changes as their hand balancing act became harder to perform. Danny broke in his grandson to do the act and Trina produced her own marionette show. She was a big hit on the Christmas shows………We do survive don’t we?

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