This was the first year of Arky Scott's five year stint with RBBB, having been in charge of the Cole Bros. elephants for the past eight seasons, replacing Hugo Schmitt who then moved over to Mills Bros. Circus.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Later in the day Baptiste Schreiber would fetch his elephants "Manula" and "Lelabardi" to the lot.
John North had hired this act the previous summer while touring Europe.
I get the feeling the Captain rode the bike while the groom walked with the elephants.
Posted by Buckles at 8/31/2014 05:32:00 AM
At the end of the season, "Manula" died while playing the RBBB Christmas date in Havana and on return to U.S. "Lelabardi" was sold to Mills Bros. Circus where Hugo Schmitt was now employed.
I never met Schreiber, he was around with a chimp act for years but our paths never crossed.
Posted by Buckles at 8/31/2014 05:02:00 AM
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Regarding Kitty Clark from yesterday's Blog, I was surprised to find how much publicity she garnered.
Here's a good example, "ELEPHANT & KITTY CLARK" 1941 One Sheet Flat.
A Norman Bel Geddes design lifted from a photo.
Jackie LeClaire, wasn't Miss Clark married to Hamburger Jack Burslem?
Posted by Buckles at 8/29/2014 06:03:00 AM
Thursday, August 28, 2014
ALSO, I am forwarding two of a countless number of unidentified images I have in the files, wondering / hoping that you, or possibly someone who checks in on a regular basis, might provide some name or info on either. Any ID is appreciated.
Posted by Buckles at 8/28/2014 06:06:00 AM
Nice looking old cow.
Back in the '50's when we played Shopping Centers we often had to walk the elephants across the parking lot to water at a fire hydrant.
"Anna May" would carry the tub in her mouth but she figured out in a hurry that it was easier if she gripped it from the opposite side of the rim with her lower lip inside.
Posted by Buckles at 8/28/2014 05:57:00 AM