Polack Bros Circus 1968

Posted By on March 13, 2013

Peluxa and TobieJavier “Peluza” Esparza and Tobie of Henry’s Chimps. This photo was a newspaper shot used for a show write up and later put into the Polack Bros program. After each trick that Tobie did, he would style in this manner to milk the audience. It got so that he understood that the more bows he took the more applause he got. There were many times that Tobie would upstage with a bow the other chimps while they were doing their tricks. It became a nuisance but the audience loved it. The style was copied from Al Jolson.


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My name is Ivan M. Henry and I am the 4th generation of a circus/show business dynasty. I hope you enjoy the blog.


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