Theatre: The Real McCoy

Three years ago Colonel Tim McCoy of cinema and circus fame went to Providence, R. I. as a headliner in Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey circus. There he met Benjamin Ladd Cook, amateur sportsman, former M. F. H.. and 30-year associate in Hornblower & Weeks. The two men discussed circuses and horses, and McCoy wound up by saying that what the U. S. needed was an honest-to-God wild west show. Last "authentic" wild west show. McCoy insisted, had been

Buffalo Bill's in 1913. Last one of any kind, the "101," had folded in...

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