Friday, May 27, 2011

Sparks Circus and Damoo Dhorte

The celebrated trainer of leopards was fresh off his triumphant tours on the Ringling / Barnum show where he had been a part of the Alfred Court cage acts being presented in all three rings. As James Edgar assembled his Sparks Circus in 1946 ( Which incidentally was the only time in Ringling history that someone else used a Ringling owned show title other than the Ringling Corp. ) he leased elephants from Ringling and hired acts such as former Ringling great Damoo Dhorte. Here he is caught on film Oct. 30, 1946 in Waco, Texas.

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