King Brothers and Cristiani Circus in United States


King Brothers and Cristiani Circus



Typecircus

Owner 1950-1953: Floyd King
Founded1950
First elephant arrived1950
Last elephant left1953
Closed down1953
Place Macon
StateGeorgia
Country United States

Directors 1951-1953: Norma Cristiani (director)

Key People 1951-1953: Pete Cristiani (artist)

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
: Steve Fanning
(elephant superintendent)

Elephant keepers
Record history
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Description

King Brothers and Cristiani Circus, in Macon, Georgia, United States , was founded in 1950 and the first elephant arrived in 1950. The last elephant left in 1953. King Brothers and Cristiani Circus closed down in 1953.


Comments / picturesIn 1950, Norma Davenport, daughter of Ben Davenport the owner of the Dailey Bros. Circus, married Pete Cristiani. As a wedding gift Davenport gave the couple 5 performing elephants. Pete and Norma joined the rest of the Cristiani family who were working with the King Bros. Circus owned by showman Floyd King. The Cristianis then joined forces with King and the "King Bros. and Cristiani Circus" was born.

Lucio Cristiani and Floyd King managed the circus, Pete served as concession manager, Ernesto and Oscar Cristiani general superintendents, Mugador Cristiani handled ticket sales, Belmonte Cristiani was the boss canvasman and Arnold Maley secretary and treasurer.

The circus showed in the eastern United States and into Canada 1950 until 1952.

King Brothers and Cristiani Circus in United States United+StatesMacon, Ga. winter of 1951-52. On the back of the picture is written by Steve Fanning: 1. Alice, 2. Mona, 3. Christy, 4. Carrie, 5. Babe, 6. Margie, 7. Shirley, 8. Mary, 9. Maude, 10. Norma, 11. Bessie, 12. Konti

Records about King Brothers and Cristiani Circus from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
Alice, Mona and Margie owned by Floyd King.
Christy, Carrie, Babe and Shirley owned by Oscar Cristiani
Mary, Maud, Norma, Bessie and Konti owned by Pete and Norma Cristiani (originally from Dailey Show)
Buckles Woodcock

William "Buckles" Woodcock


1953: The Cristiani family took their own Cristiani Bros. Circus. Floyd King formed a partnership with Arnold Maley, and reverted to the King Bros Circus
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References for records about King Brothers and Cristiani Circus

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). King Brothers and Cristiani Circus, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3438. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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