Monday, June 22, 2009

MIKE POTEETE AND ?: Hamid Shrine Circus

Anyone know who this whiteface is with Mike?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe Harry Johnson . . .?

BTC

Steve Copeland said...

S.W.F?

Anonymous said...

Classic circus clown looks will be surely missed and a tradition that will be probably gone in this day and age of nintendo wi ridened children Rob...

Anonymous said...

Harry Johnson! Also a fine painter; we are privileged to have an oil portrait he did of Felix Adler years ago. Last we heard, albeit some time ago, he was living in the Neptune, NJ area.

RCD

Pat Cashin said...

Is he in Neptune, NJ????

I would have thought that our paths would have crossed by now if he was.

Can anyone find out for me if he's still around this area?

Chris Green said...

Very definitely is Harry Johnson! We worked together on the Circus Vargas show 1984. Anyone know if he is still around and how to contact him?

Rachel said...

Mike was a great friend of my parents through the Nashville music scene. I have a lot of really fantastic memories of him from my childhood. I really miss him, and I was wondering if anyone has any stories they could share of him.
Thanks!

The Actress said...

Hello, Chris! It's Geri (Harry's ex-fiancee) and I remember you from Vargas. That is most definitely Harry M. Johnson, Jr., from Neptune, New Jersey. Harry passed away in 2012, according to his nephew.

And the dog in the photo was named Baby. Baby used to wear a little elephant costume that Harry made and walk around with him during spec.