Sunday, April 24, 2011

Billy Rose's Jumbo

Does anyone know who this is, doing the stunt work? Those are Pat Anthony's cat's in the arena, but no way would Pat wear those candy tights. LOL


John Morris said...

I believe the first picture still is from the 1956 film "Trapeze" which was shot at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris. There has just been an argument in the movie, resulting in Burt Lancaster pushing Gerard Landry against the tunnel section allowing the lion to escape. Mr Bouglione (played by Thomas Gomez)appears on the scene and herds the lion back into the cage. I assume therefore that it was one of the younger Bougliones in this shot. Firmin Bouglione Snr doubles for Gomez in the reccapture shots.

Wade G. Burck said...

Thank you very much for the correction.