Saturday, August 26, 2006

Ernie Burch: Auguste

Ernie "Blinko" Burch's auguste makeup on the backyard of the Ringling show in the late 40s. One day I'm going to do a series of entries documenting the evolution of Ernie's makeup. Any other clown would be perfectly satisfied with almost any version of it, but Ernie kept working until he'd developed something really unique and truly original.

Photo courtesy of the Pfening Archive

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat,
This picture of Ernie is from 1951. He is wearing his "Popcorn & Lemonade" finale costume designed by Miles White.
Keep up the great work on the blog.
Dom Yodice