• Short Summary

    The Christmas circus season is almost upon us, and at the winter headquarters of the Bertram Mills organization at Kings Ride, Ascot, Berkshire, there is great activity in preparing for the opening.

  • Description

    The Christmas circus season is almost upon us, and at the winter headquarters of the Bertram Mills organization at Kings Ride, Ascot, Berkshire, there is great activity in preparing for the opening.

    Alex Kerr, famous trainer of tigers for over 20 years, for instance, is busy polishing up the acts of his tiger Khan and three tigresses, Sita, Nada, and Begum. Begum is the 'baby' at 2 1/2 years old. The others are each seven.

    Billy Merchant, the clown, is helping (or is he?) with the grooming of Laxmi, the 6-year old elephant. Whipey, the camel and Bogey, the Llama are out for exercise while Marina, the 18 months old Poodle skips enthusiastically in the practice ring.

    Two of the High School Horses, Smuggler, ridden by Kurt Dubrow and Erga, ridden by Phyllis Allan, also take their turn in the ring.

    All the 'props' too are being cleaned and renovated, ready for the caravan trip to London and the re-opening of 'The Greatest Show on Earth.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAG2G301UBMLCKHLHZVMNJIT6E
    Media URN:
    VLVAAG2G301UBMLCKHLHZVMNJIT6E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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