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Van Beuren Aesop's Fables Cartoon - Circus Capers (1930)

Published on Jul 11, 2013 One of at least two 1930 Aesop's Fables cartoons that featured a male-and-female couple of mice. The duo's resemblance to Walt Disney's Mickey and Minnie Mouse was too close for comfort, which prompted Disney to take legal action against the Van Beuren Studio.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Col JERRY LIPKO (Fred Hoffman pics)

Jerry Lipko had a chimp act back in the 70's and 80's.
He worked Circus Dates, Shopping centers, carnivals and fairs.
He featured a chimp named "Sammy"
It was a very entertaining act.
Then one day he stopped at a barber shop to get a haircut.
Whilr he was inside his truck caught on fire and destroyed everything including his chimps!
What A Shane!
The last time we saw him was at the Honesdale Fair back in the 80's.
He had a baby chimp that he brought out to the fair and took pictures with him.
I beleive he was working at Lake Ariel, near Honesdale, that summer.

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