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Amelia Adler and Felix Adler as clown cops

What does it mean to be “authentic” as a clown?

What does it mean to be “authentic” as a clown? from a discussion on Quora

It will depend on what you mean by “authentic” of course. For example, there are people who slap on makeup without knowing what they’re doing, and have no clown skills — some call these people “lipstick clowns”. They’re not authentic — although they can learn and become “real” or “authentic” clowns. Everyone starts somewhere, after all. (more…)

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Fear of Clowns

How can I stop being very afraid of clowns?

How can I stop being very afraid of clowns? – from a discussion on Quora

First, you need to recognize what it is that you’re afraid of. Are you afraid of people acting “zany” like the Three Stooges, Jim Carey, the cast of the Carol Burnett Show, Laugh-In, etc.? If not, you’re fear probably isn’t of clowns themselves.

Are you afraid of clowns in makeup? If so, that’s a different thing entirely.

Here’s a true story to illustrate the point: (more…)

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The Annotated Marx Brothers: A Filmgoer's Guide to In-Jokes, Obscure References and Sly Details Paperback - by Matthew Coniam

The Annotated Marx Brothers

The Annotated Marx Brothers: A Filmgoers Guide to In-Jokes, Obscure References and Sly Details

Buy from Amazon.com Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered what habeas Irish rose is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan with sound? What is a college widow? When exactly did Don Ameche invent the telephone?The Annotated Marx Brothers: A Filmgoer's Guide to In-Jokes, Obscure References and Sly Details Paperback - by Matthew Coniam Their films are full of such in-jokes and obscure theatrical, literary and topical references that can baffle modern audiences. In this viewer’s guide to the Marx Brothers, you will find the answer to such mysteries, along with an exhaustive compilation of background information, obscure trivia and even the occasional busted myth. Each of the Marx Brothers 13 films is covered by a running commentary, with points in the film discussed as they appear. (more…)

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Bozo the Clown and Milton Berle

Famous Clowns blog – March 2015

A collection of links of clown-related news across the world … (more…)

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Famous Clowns blog – January 3, 2015

Famous Clowns blog – links about clowns and clowning from around the world (more…)

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Famous Clowns blog – December 2014

A collection of links of clown-related news across the world … (more…)

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Famous Clowns blog – November 2014

A collection of links of clown-related news across the world … (more…)

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Floyd "Creaky" Creekmore

Famous Clowns blog – 10/7/2014

 

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Midwest Clown Association

Famous Clowns blog – 10/6/2014

  • Pictures from the Texas Clown Association
  • Just spent the week at the Midwest Clown Association 2014 Roundup – hope that I saw some of you there
    • Speaking of which, local TV station WQAD did some nice coverage, but clearly they wrote their headline before even sending a reporter, talking about how clowning is a dying art – despite over 100 clowns attending, 6 Junior Joeys spending the week in intensive training, etc.

 

 

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Famous clowns blog – 9/25/2014

Clown’s comic capers lift cancer sufferers
Young people with cancer will benefit from the visit of a touring clown show which put on a performance in Belper at the weekend.

Marvellous biopic of clown Neil Baldwin who became Stoke City’s kit man
A HOLLYWOOD star will bring to life the story of Stoke City’s former kit man in a fact-based feature-length drama on BBC2 tonight. Marvellous is  BBC2’s look at Potters’…

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CLOWNING around is a serious business for Dr Ira Seidenstein.
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