Sunday, March 24, 2019



Chic Silber said...

In 1961 Ringling sent a contingent

to South America with Jackie LeClaire

as the Producing Boss Clown

They played the Estadio Maracanãzinho

in Rio De Janeiro during Carnivale

Chic Silber said...

I'll ask Kenny today what

other prominent acts were

featured in that production

Roger Smith said...

Among the first great photos I saw of Lou Jacobs was this one. It was in a newspaper plant, black-and-white of course, and even at 5 or 6, I was taken with the excellence of his makeup. This one was posted here some time back and an argument was made that this was not Lou, since it was based on a whiteface. Looking further, we find that the show at times asked clowns to deviate somewhat from their known faces to something different, so they could advertise more clowns. Lou could easily apply his Auguste face to this one, as we also see in his iconic pose reading a newspaper, atop the ladder, leaning against Boston's (or Edith's) giraffe corral in Quarters. To be a little critical, the defining line around the white of his mouth was black, not red, and he added no red laugh lines aside his eyes. Then again, how many aberrations of his makeup have we seen?