Saturday, September 11, 2010

CLOWN ALLEY: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Red Unit (1969)

Photo by Mark Solomon, comments by Michael Karp...

Chuck Sateja, Michael Karp and Bill Ward

"Ringling publicity photo. Chuck was a good friend of Bobby Kay and a nice guy; he finished his career at Ringling as Men's Wardrobe assistant. Billy Ward became a clown after appearing with the Ward-Bell fliers trapeeze act...His wardrobe and make up were given to him by his uncle, the noted clown Earl Shipley; his comic approach was all his own, however."

Mr. Karp has just finished his triumphant run as De La Rochepozay, Bishop of Poitiers, in Ian W. Hill's off-Broadway production Devils at New York's Brick Theater...

Photo by Mark Veltman

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