Friday, June 16, 2006

Charlie Franks

Another clown cop, Charlie Franks, from a blow up of a photo taken at the 1952 Hamid-produced circus at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ. His Chalinesque makeup reminds me of Doug Ashton, Mark Stolzenberg and Kochmanski. Bill Strong (who supplied the photo) tells me he did the eggs from the mouth bit for a walkaround and was still working up until a few years ago.

1 comment:

Mr. Lee said...

Hey Pat, The last time I worked with Charlie, His coat was unbelievably heavy from all of the police and sherriffs badges that were given to him from real officers all over the country, And yes he did his egg from the mouth gag as a come in and was a riot!