Saturday, August 21, 2021

Jimmy James


Cirque Alcatraz is in Columbus, GA, which John Kennedy Kane, aka “Eggroll”, informed me is the birthplace of longtime Beatty clown and ringmaster, Jimmy James Plott.

Sorry for the inaction on the blog. I will do better!

Saturday, July 31, 2021

The Bozo Show: Tom and Tammy Parish

Tom and Tammy Parish, Dan Rooney, and Erin and Laura Presley perform the magic gag on The Bozo Show while Ringling’s Blue Unit was in Chicago in 1992.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Bello, Fumagalli, and Housch-Ma-Housch

Three clown headliners kick off the ceremonies for the 40th International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Pat Cashin

Five years ago today, Pat Cashin was taken from us, way too soon. He started this blog fifteen years ago, and although I don’t think I’ll ever be able to keep up with his amount of output, it is an honor to continue posting about clown history in his honor.

Here are some wonderful photos of Pat shared on FB by Paul Gutheil.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Paul Wenzel


Paul Wenzel, famous for building beautiful props out of piano wire and silk.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Coco The Clown (1966)

A short section of a British Pathé film showing Nicolai Poliakoff making up himself and a young fan before performing at a holiday camp.