Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Duane Thorpe: 1st Makeup 1950

The rarest Duane Thorpe photo in my collection, the future "Uncle Soapy" in his very first clown makeup at the old Madison Square Garden (49th/50th streets and 8th Ave.) with the Ringling show in 1950.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great image! I've never seen this one before. Duane was one of the nicest people in the biz and revered by Clown College grads that got to work with him in the alley. I remember him telling me that the "Uncle Soapy" nickname was a childhood thing, much like "Frosty" was for Glenn Little.
Truly a gentle-man.