Tuesday, April 03, 2007


As a compliment to yesterday's individual postcard photos of Francois, Paolo and Alberto Fratellini here's a group photo along with autographs.

For those so inclined, you may compare and contrast Lou Jacobs' makeup in the photo below with the photos of Alberto's seen here and yesterday.


Marcos_JW said...

¡ohhhhhhhh, magnífico!
Dicen que ellos inventaron la mayoría de gags modernos que se usan hoy en día:
- El gag de la cámara de fotos
- El gag del hombre que se estira
- El hacha en la cabeza
¿Para cuando un reportaje de Antonet (dicen que ha sido el mejor clown de cara blanca que ha exitido). Hacía pareja con Grock otro gran augusto.

Do you know why Marceline didnt want to be of "Asociacion de payasos americana" (I´m sorry, I don´t know its name in english?

24-HOUR-MAN said...

Well, answer the man Pat!!!!

Pat Cashin said...

I don't know.

"The Association of American Clowns"? I don't think I've ever come across that group.

I know that there is a "Clowns of America" that has become "Clowns of America International" but I don't think that the organization existed in Marceline's time.

There was an earlier club called, I belive, "The Circus Clowns' Club" that may have evolved into "Clowns of America" but again, I don't know that it existed around the turn of the last century when Marceline was at his peak in America.

Maybe Marceline, like Groucho, "wouldn't join any club that would have him as a member"?