Circus Clown

Mark Anthony, art by Bill Ballentine

Mark Anthony photo gallery

Mark Anthony photo gallery – famous tramp circus clown

Mark Anthony was a great tramp clown of the 20th century, highly skilled in creating foam props as well. (more…)

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Otto Griebling photo gallery

Photo gallery of Otto Griebling, famous American circus tramp clown

Many of the images are courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame (more…)

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Delivery running gag

Delivery running gag

The delivery running gag is a classic clown routine — I first heard of it with Otto Griebling, where he would wander through the stands of the circus carrying a small plant, calling out the name of a fictional person to deliver the plant to, such as Mrs. McGillicuddy-Smythe. He wouldn’t find her, of course, and leave …

Only to return later with another, larger plant again being unsuccessful, and left again … (more…)

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Color photo of Bobby Kaye in his early years

Bobby Kaye photo gallery

Bobby Kaye photo gallery – famous white face circus clown (more…)

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Achille Zavatta in color

Achille Zavatta photo gallery

Achille Zavatta photo gallery – one of the most famous French clowns, as well as an artist, composer, and circus operator (more…)

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Color photo of Prince Paul Alpert in the ring

Prince Paul Alpert photo gallery

Prince Paul Alpert photo gallery — famous circus clown and little person. Many of these photos are courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame, who have our thanks. (more…)

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Frankie Saluto and bunny

Frankie Saluto photo gallery

Frankie Saluto photo gallery – Frankie Saluto was a famous circus clown and little person, who became famous with the Ringling Brothers Circus as the whiteface dwarf with the large live rabbit. His career also included an interpretation of a miniature Charlie Chaplin and he was a member of the Ringling Giants, a midget baseball team that promoted the circus.

Several of these photos of the International Clown Hall of Fame our thanks to them. (more…)

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Ringling Brothers clowns in the 1970's

Circus Clowns photo gallery

Circus Clowns photo gallery. Many of these have their own photo galleries, such as Frosty Little, Lou Jacobs, Emmett Kelly, etc.

Many of the images are courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame

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Paul Wenzel, color photo from the International Clown Hall of Fame

Paul Wenzel photo gallery circus clown

Paul Wenzel photo gallery circus clown – Professor Paul Wenzel was born in 1878 and performed as a circus clown for over 60 years throughout the United States of America. Paul Wenzel appeared with large and small shows before finding a permanent home with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Many of these photos are courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame our thanks to them. (more…)

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Felix Adler, world famous circus clown

Felix Adler photo gallery

Felix Adler photo gallery – Felix Adler was a white face circus clown, who was known both as The King of Clowns and as The White House Clown given the number of times that he performed at the White House for various American presidents.

Many of the photos here are courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame, who have our thanks. (more…)

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