Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jungleland / Louis Goebel's

Louis Goebel acquired a great deal of the former Hagenbeck-Wallace circus after it went bust in California. About the only thing they managed to sell of were the railroad cars. Art Lewis bought the majority of the train cars and most of the rest were sold for scrap.

Louis Goebel was enterprising and diversified. He used animals in film work and took the circus equipment to the studios as well. Here are several Al Halpren photos taken of the former Hagenbeck-Wallace wagons.

Can you identify which title was used where?

1 comment:

Jerry Cash said...

KTLA is a local TV station in Los Angeles. During the 1950's ,they would have a circus set up on their lot, and this was part of it.
Jerry Cash