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Butch the butcher bird
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Curly Twiford was born Henry Wagstaff Twiford in Nebraska on March 10, 1896. He worked in the motion picture industry as an animal trainer during the 1940's and 50's and is most known for his work on movies such as the Wizard of Oz and The Great Rupert. He was also the owner and trainer of Jimmy the Raven, a crow that appeared in many films, including "It's a Wonderful Life." Twiford died on April 5, 1956 in Los Angeles, California.
Photograph caption dated February 13, 1947 reads, "Animal Trainer Curley Twiford, owner of Jimmy the Raven, has a new love--Butch. The Butcher Bird was found in the dessert and Curley acquired it. Above are friends Curley and Butch."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Twiford, Curly
Animal trainers--California--Los Angeles
Butcherbirds--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Fences--California--Los Angeles
Valley Times Collection photographs

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