Monday, November 22, 2010

OTTO GRIEBLING: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College (1968)

Ringling Master Clown Otto Griebling performing for the very first class of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. The bright lights seem to give the impression that this was being filmed or taped. Michael Karp, Keith Crary... are you out there? Can anyone confirm that this was recorded, by whom and for what?


Barry said...

I see a total of 7--count 'em--7 whiteface clowns in this photo. Whatever became of that lost art?

Anonymous said...

Whitefaces are not a lost art. They will come back.

Is that Frosty in the middle-right?


Unknown said...

i don't see my uncle in here(he was the first african-american graduate from clown college)

Pat Cashin said...


I have heard WONDERFUL things about your uncle from all who worked with him!

Please send me an email at I'd love to talk to you and help but you in touch with some folks who were on the road with Reggie.