|† Manuela (Manula)||ID Number:|
|Sex and age:||Female, unknown years|
|Dead date:||† 1951|
|Death reason:||disease: pneumonia?|
|Location:||Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus|
|Arrived||Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1950-00-00|
from Baptiste Schreiber
|Document updated||2009-04-26: Text|
2010-10-08: corrected death location.
|In 1950, John North acquisitioned the "Baptiste Schreiber Acrobatic Elephants" after seeing the act in Europe. The presentation consisted of two female Asian elephants: Manula would strike the teeterboard, vaulting the performer onto the back of a waiting Lelabardi. During the winter of 1950/1951, Manula suddenly caught a cold during the Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey tour of Havana, Cuba. With this ending the act, Schreiber returned to Europe and Lelabardi was sold to the Mills Brothers Circus (with Minnie) in 1951 under Hugo Schmitt.|
I found the death notice yesterday in Billboard on Feb. 3, 1951 on page 50 that says she died in the RBBB Sarasota Winter quarters last Sunday after catching a cold in Cuba. ( Last Sunday equals Jan. 21st. ) So she did not die in Cuba as had been told by previous sources.
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