Rare Photo

| October 28, 2017

This is a very rare photo of, Clyde Beatty and Courtney Riley Cooper. The photo was taken in the back of the Hagenback circus 1928. 

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Tommy

| October 28, 2017

This is Tommy a grand looking bull elephant. If I am not mistaken I think the owner was Tony Diano. In 1966 0r 67 I saw this great animal. It was indeed an adrenalin rush. 

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Pat

| October 26, 2017

I came across this photo. I may have posted it before, but in the event I didn’t here it is. Pat Anthony was a friend of mine, we worked many shows together…….. He is missed by many.

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Between Shows

| October 26, 2017

Between shows resting in the back yard is Clyde Beatty and Jane. On the far right the lady there is unknown to me, perhaps someone may ID her. This photo was taken in 1962……… Nice looking Air Stream trailer.  

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Ramar

| October 26, 2017

This Gorilla once belonged to Jack Badal. When Ramar was a youngster Jack had trained him and was successful in teaching him several tricks including hand balancing. In time Ramar just got to large for the act………… It was not that he became mean, Jack said that Ramar was very lovable and never once tried to […]

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Clyde Beatty

| October 23, 2017

            I believe there are three other movies that Beatty starred in. These episodes       were call cliff hangers. Just when it got exciting it ended and in graphics would say  see the next episode  

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The Movie Lost Jungle

| October 23, 2017

In Clyde Beatty’s career another aspect of show business took over, the movie business.Being a circus performer was put in second place, not that it ended, it’s just that the motion picture studio kept him busy. If you saw any of his movies you would have to admit that Clyde did a pretty good job as an actor. 

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Clyde Beatty

| October 9, 2017

Beatty raised his own Tigers and Lions. He bred stock at his compound so he never was in need for great looking animals that he broke into his act. It is obvious  in this photo that Clyde was proud of his cats.  Clyde Beatty was not the only one that bred their own cats however.

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Miller Johnson Circus 1973 #1

| October 4, 2017

 

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Miller Johnson Circus 1973 2

| October 4, 2017

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