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Has anyone here heard of or have any information/history on Doctor Doolittle's Amazing Animals?

I just received an image of panels used on the show.

You can see the panels here.

http://www.sideshowworld.com/Ats-Doc-Doolittles-Panels.html


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Are they willing to sell the panels? I have never heard of this show.
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I already tried, but didn't get an answer, I would love to have them myself.

He said he just bought them today.

John
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Hello John:

Were these panels on the old Great American Circus owned by Allan C. Hill??? This was a great little show , I caught the show the year Tiny Tim ( Tip toe thru the tulips) was touring with them. Kohlreiser's Dog Pound Dog act was also on the show. I don't recall seeing these panels that year.(mid 1980's) They sure did a nice job painting them. I hope they are taken care of and preserved in the coming years.

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Alan Hill bought Great American and Hoxie Bros. Circus from Hoxie Tucker, combined the shows, and sold off the extra stock. I think Tiny Tim was featured for a couple of seasons on Great American, around the time of the sale. I don't recall a sideshow. I know that HBC had one, in 1977, because I was there. I think Hoxie dropped it in '78.
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Hello Harley:

Thanks for this info. I too do not remember a side show on Great American. I do remember the Hoxie sideshow, and the purple semi's he had ( 1972)

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I loved the round tent and single-ring format of the mid to late 70s. It wasn't popular then, but Hoxie did it anyway. He had a superb sense of how to put a show together. Every act, because of it, became a featured act. The audience attention wasn't fragmented. And he could hire better clowns, because he didn't have to spread them out all over the place.
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Yes, Hoxie was a true showman, I remember the Fornasari Family of clowns with the saxophone music. he featured these clowns as an act, also The McGuire Sisters bird act, and who could forget Prince Bogino ( Manuel Ruffin) in his white satin turbin and white vest, his cat act was truly thrilling, and he also was an excellent mechanic for the show. Ah the good old days of the circus, Hoxie knew how to present a fine show. And that live circus band music with King Charles Weathersby, leading the band, on the trumpet, still makes my blood bubble with excitement. I truly miss the circus bands.

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Hi Rod,

I was contacted by Ricky Kale his family owns a sideshow, they call it the Great American Circus Sideshow.

He told me that they were from his show, they sold the panels to a collector a few years ago and his mother painted the panels.

I think they are really cool, would love them for my collection.

Thanks to everyone for all the feedback.

John
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