Friday, July 06, 2018



Chic Silber said...

I saved my favorite for last

To me he was the ultimate clown

Charles Hanson said...

I agree but never thought he received the recognition he should have...

Hal Guyon said...

Otto has always been my favorite since the first time I remember seeing him in 1954, I was 6 years old. He was juggling those famous pie plates right in front of me. The last time I saw him was, I believe 1971, still juggling those pie plates and I was still loving it.

Chic Silber said...

He was the grand master of

"The Come In" & he would keep

the whole crowd mesmerized

with whooping & hollering for

as much time as was allocated

I would never miss it whenever

I was at a performance

All it took over many years

was from 3 to 5 tin pie plates

No one could ever do better

Chic Silber said...

At one point he added the

balancing of a flower on his

nose while juggling but it was

hard to see from a distance

Roger Smith said...

Just seeing this gives me a smile, and a sense of contentment. Wish I had this portrait on my wall.

I've said it here before, but I was standing in the Back Door one day with Albert White, watching Otto's come-in, when Albert said, "Otto is the only clown who can make other clowns laugh."

Chic Silber said...

I would hate to make you

cry Roger but I have the

ORIGINAL Bill Balentine

artwork of Otto with his

battered express package

hanging on my wall

It was for Art Concello

who gifted it to Kenny

who gifted it to me

I treasure it greatly

Chic Silber said...

I've just posted an image of it