Monday, August 07, 2006

Bernie's Binoculars

From the Bernie Kallman Collection...


Another great shot from the classic Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Clown Alley, Bernie Kallman with his oversized blinking binoculars. Many contemporary clowns have a foam version of these in their cache of parade props but I think that it's the fact that these look just like a pair of black metal or plastic binoculars and that they blink that really sells this one. Just having the big eyes on the end is only half the gag IMHO.

2 comments:

Donni said...

Not only did these bincs blink they also moved side to side This was one of Bernie's best walk a rounds. Only he could make it WORK.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwwww Shucks....