Clyde Beatty

Posted By on September 4, 2017

Note the lash that hangs from BEATTY’S shoulder. The above photo is an exact replica of his. This lash was made by Roger Smith, a trainer for many years Roger got his start with Lions at the Jungle compound Thousand Oaks, Calif, from there he went on the road with his own act. Roger sent me this lash, that now proudly hangs in my office. The photo of Clyde was taken in 1933 while filming “The Big Cage”, at Universal studio’s. Starring with Clyde Beatty Raymond Hatton, Anita Page and a young Mickey Rooney .   


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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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