Courtesy of Josip Marcan
I want to thank my friend Josip for these wonderful bit's of Frankfurt history. The photo of Prof. Dr. Grzimek and staff is priceless to me, especially the pre political correct "vintage zoo advertising" of a roaring, log wielding Gargantua/King Kong coming hard with death and destruction, as well as another look at Josip in his "bare chested Charles Atlas" day's. If you can read German, you will note in the newpaper article that Prof. Dr. Grzimek endorsed the training of animals for their physical and mental well being in captivity. Actually, the great man, Bernard Grzimek died on March 13, 1987 falling asleep while watching a circus performance with some children. I remember it today, because Charly Baumann told me the next day after, when he received the news from Germany.
If Marco Kirsten(you should be able to double click it) or another "cabbage head" has a moment, I would appreciate a translation of the above newpaper article. I use the term "cabbage head" with tongue in cheek and with respect. It is a term that I learned years ago from a well known circus animal act producer from Illinois who will remain anonymous(if you have been dead for the last 100 years), unless I slip up and reveal him. When this anonymous person would get "miffed/perturbed/upset" at his wonderful German wife for something, this anonymous person would call her a " stubborn cabbage head," and she would have to quietly and patiently remind him that "don't you mean kraut head, John?" To which this anonymous person would reply, "yes Herta dear, but you knew who I was talking to anyway, so it's not important." LOL God, the wonder memories we aquire in a life time.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Posted by Wade G. Burck