Monday, May 7, 2012

Vintage Circus BS

I wasn't aware that Seils-Sterling had a gorilla, let alone a family of them.  Is that a fact or bs?  What an odd name "Oskavitch."  I thought Gargantua was a man killer, so that wouldn't make Oskavitch the only one, right?   Is it any wonder folks stopped trusting the circus once they wised up.


Richard Reynolds said...

Pure bunk - -another example of the many circus gorilla frauds. Shows often claimed them. Usually, they were chimps billed as gorillas - -also orangs and large baboons were so billed. At the time of Seils Sterling (1922 - 1938)gorillas were very rare and the acquisition of one by any zoo or circus would have been the subject of intense news coverage. We know of no such for SS.

Wade G. Burck said...

RJR(Turf King),
That explains why Dick Garden was drawn to the name Sterling. Bird's of a feather do flock.......