Posted By thecircusblog on April 7, 2009
Al and John on location somewhere in California, most likely at the Jungleland Compound as the studio did most of the outdoor shooting there. This is either Cheeta or Tamba. The chimp was owned by Ed C. Learmont. Al worked and trained the chimps for the Tarzan movies and did that for quite some time. All good things come to end, but that wasn’t the end for Al as he created his own chimp act and it with a doubt was one of the best in the business. He played fair’s, TV shows, circuses and motion pictures as well. He had a great act and he was a great guy. Remember……I never saw a chimp act I didn’t like READ……… comment by Rich…….. My father Clifford Henry said Al was the best at what ever he did.