Friday, March 05, 2021

Le Retraite du Clown I Pio Nock [1964]

Roughly translated, "The Retirement of the Clown".

"Soon the last lap for the clown Pio Nock who will be retiring. In 1964, his talent won the laughter of the big top and, even if it is foreseeable that his plate will break at the end of the number, how not to fall under the spell of his performance? As for the images at the time of make-up removal, they are very sensitive."

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Ringling: Schoolhouse Gag

The last Duane "Uncle Soapy" Thorpe produced ring gag on the Ringling show, the Schoolhouse, here performed by several members of the Red Unit Clown Alley and host, Ben Vereen, on the 115th Edition TV special aired in 1985.
Clowns featured are Jim Arneberg, Paul Wood, Barbara Pike, Kip Reynolds, Jim Vogelgesang, Greg Mooney, Colleen Linnehan, John O'Donnell, Peggy King, and Frankie Theriault. 

Major props to Ben Vereen for performing with a broken shoulder (?) from a botched teeterboard segment AND getting firecrackers set off on his butt. Not too many stars of stage and screen would be that game!