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Behind the Scenes ...



(Courtesy of Donn & Nancy Moyer & Terrell M. Jacobs, Jr.)

Above, William Boyd on a visit with Terrell M. Jacobs, Sr., and the date of the photo is probably from the early 1950s when both were with the Cole Bros. Circus.  Jacobs and his wife were the stars of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus circa 1938-40.  Jacobs had the largest mixed cat act in history, using about 50 lions, tigers and leopards.


(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - Tom Tyler in his Captain Marvel costume and Gene Autry on the Republic backlot.  On the far left is director Lew Landers (real name: Lewis Friedlander).


(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above, most of the Johnny Mack Brown family at their home in Beverly Hills.  From L-to-R are daughter Sally, Johnny Mack, wife Connie, and daughter Cynthia.  Daughter Jane Harriet and son Lachlan are not pictured.  Can anyone ID the year and make of the car that's in the background?  Car whiz Keith Nezat e-mailed and said he thinks it's a 1949-1950 Pontiac (Chieftain or Catalina) Coupe.


(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above, Johnny Mack Brown and son Lachlan inspecting their collection of shotguns.


(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above, Max Terhune posing out front of a theater where he was doing a personal appearance.


(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above, Max Terhune and western singer/cowboy hero Eddie Dean.  Photo taken in the late 1930s while on personal appearances for the Three Mesquiteer series.  Although Dean did not appear in the films, he filled out the bill on the tour.  Can anyone ID the make and year of the car?  Bob Kuppe is pretty sure the above vehicle is a 1937 Chevy.  His father had purchased one new and he vaguely recalls his entire family going to the car dealer, for the purchase was a momentous occasion.  Bob's family had that car for nearly fifteen years.  Bob also notes that the '37 had that tell-tale slash on the side panel.  In a later e-mail, Keith Nezat noted that the '37 Chevy had a vertically flowing grill and the next year they changed to a horizontal flowing grill.  This car is a 1938 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe Coupe.



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