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Friday, November 10, 2006

TERRELL JACOBS

9 Comments:

Anonymous fatima said...

Wow, don't think I have ever seen more animals in one cage....does anyone know how many....and, are they all tigers??
what year???

11/12/2006 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Darryl said...

I beleive these are lions. He was called the Lion King. Credited with working as many as fifthy lions. Appears to be around thirty in this photo.

11/12/2006 9:45 PM  
Anonymous larry allen dean said...

when was the last time anyone saw a guyed out steel arena with a full net and a safety cage ? And how long did it take to tear down and w/ how many men ?

11/13/2006 10:33 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I remember on the Davenport show, when they took Clyde Beatty's cage down they had to lay the sections down, and it took 4 men to carry them.

11/13/2006 10:57 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

And men were men back then. Can you imigine what it would take today to just move an arena?

11/13/2006 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Roger S said...

This was 1939 RBB in the Garden. Capt. Jacobs, according to Verne Sanders, had 30 to 35, at times a few more. That as good as we'll get in a true count. Mickey Graves and his prop crew had this and Beatty's arena down and the ring cleared while the following act was on. But those guys were the real deal on props. I've been told today's prop boys would never put up a true arena with a net and safety cage. They'd sure as hell put it up for Terrell Jacobs.

11/15/2006 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Roger S said...

Interesting point you'll notice in Terrell Jacobs photos. With the inevitable hey-rubes and traffic jams around the tunnel door, where the trainer can get caught up in the melee and dragged into the chute, he placed his safety cage directly opposite, out in front.

11/16/2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

The one thing I didn't like about the pull up arenas Trudy worked in was the only door in & out was the big door for the Elephant riding Tiger, and it was right next to the tunnel door. To add the danger was the contact Tiger sitting on a seat in front of it.

11/17/2006 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Terrell Jacobs train the cats the same way as Clyde Beatty did?

3/04/2009 3:34 PM  

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