Saturday, November 22, 2008

CLOWN ALLEY: "Clowns and Clowning", 1905

Photos courtesy of Gene Wolande

These photos come from a 1905 magazine article (mostly about Slivers) 
entitled "Clowns and Clowning".

I would argue that Slivers was anything but a "typical" circus clown of that, or any, era.

Slivers and Marceline performing their famous boxing act. Alright, Slivers and Marceline were performing this at the Hippodrome in NY. Montgomery and Stone were also performing a Boxing Gag on Broadway about this time. Does anyone know how similar these two gags were and if they bear much, if any, similarity to the Boxing Gag as Poodles Hanneford taught it to Otto Griebling?

"Cause every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man..."

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