CHICAGO - 11-28-30
A great big man from the west, Jack Earle, They would nickname
him "Shorty" felt rather chilly when he arrived in Chicago from
the sunny west coast, but warming coffee was soon at hand thanks
to thoughtful Madeline Doyle and a step ladder. Shorty
soars at 8 feet 3 inches and scales 305 pounds though only 24.
He plays a big part in the films.
Man and Superman
NEW YORK - 3-28-31
When Bernard Shaw wrote his famous play "Man and
Superman" he might well have been thinking of this interesting
pare of gentlemen who are big shots of the Ringling Brothers and
Barnum and Bailey Circus. They are "The Major" (Left_ who
is 29 inches tall, and Jack Earle, his giant pal, who towers at
8 feet 7 inches. Earle and the major are not quite sure
what each other looks like but they're pals just the same.
Both are to appear at Madison Square Garden Soon.
Circus Folks do own
Rigging as Employees Strike
NEW YORK - 4-12-38
A group of circus performers, including John Ringling North,
one of the owners of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey
Circus. Jack Earle the giant and Harry Earl the midget,
are pictured assisting in the pulleys as the show opened for the
evening performance here at Madison Square Garden tonight.
More than 500 employees of the circus, constituting, riggers,
property men; animal feeders, porters and train crews, went on
strike just before the big show started ins evening performance.
Badly crippled, the management lived up to the tradition, that
The Show Must Go On.
Circus Giant Sees
Self in Miniature
NEW YORK CITY -
04-28-39 Jack Earle, Circus giant with the Ringling
Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, is shown as he posed here
today for sculptor David Michnich at the outdoor sculpture show,
29th Street and Park Avenue. The sculptor found it not too
east to transform the 8 foot 61/2 inches giant to the 12 inch
clay model he is shown washing. Earle who weighs 400
pounds and hails from Texas, is himself something of an artist,
having two New York art exhibits to his credit within the past
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