Gay's Lion Farm, El Monte, California
Gay's Lion farm was in El Monte, California, which is about 13 miles from Los Angeles.  Gay's Lion farm opened in 1919 and closed in 1942. At one time the "farm" housed the MGM lion and several lions that were used in Tarzan movies. The site was open to tourists and they sold post cards, as you can see from the collection here. The following old postcards, brochures and other images of Gay's Lion Farm, provide a great visual look back at Gay's Lion Farm's history.

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, California
covers 5 Acres
 

Gay's Lion Farm
Entrance
El Monte, Cal.

"Slats"
M-G-M Trademark
El Monte, Calif.
mailed 1939
 

Pluto and Mr. Gay
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Pluto
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.

Mr. Gay and Pluto
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte
California
 

"Princess"
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

"Numa" and Mrs. Gay
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
mailed 1929
 

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, California
mailed 1927

"Cyclone"
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
mailed 1929

"Cyclone and Mary"
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Cal.
 

Mrs. Gay
Feeding Lions
El Monte, Calif.

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

A group of
2 year old males
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

A contented Group
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Cal.
 

"Aladdin"
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

"Aladdin"
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Harvey Stuart
with Aladdin
Gay's Lion Farm
mailed 1940
 

Mr. Arthur West and his
Kindergarden Class
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Arthur West and
Performing Group
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Denizens of
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
mailed 1941

Mr. Gay
Feeding Baby Lion
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Baby Lions
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Cal.
 

Snozzle
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Lion Quintuplets
Born June 19, 1941
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Mrs. Gay
Feeding Baby Lion
El Monte, Calif.
 

Mrs. Gay
with Lion Cubs
Gay's Lion Farm

Mr. Gay and "Pluto"
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Cal.

Mr. Gay and "Pluto"
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Mr. and Mrs. Gay
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Cal.

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.

 

Mr. Gay Riding Pluto
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.

Mrs. Gay
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Mrs. Gay
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Mrs. Gay
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, California
 

Numa II and
Harvey Stewart
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Arthur West, Guide
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.

ALADDIN
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

"Aladdin"
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Harry Stewart
with "Aladdin"
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

"Slats"
MGM Lion
Gay's Lion Farm
 

"Numa"
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.
 

Bamboola
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, California

"Diana"
Gay's Lion Farm
El Monte, Calif.

Gay's Lion Farm
Pamphlet
 

Gay's Lion Farm
Pamphlet
 

Link to 7 minute long
Gay's Lion Farm
Video on You Tube

 
   


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