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Clowning Book of the Month

Clowning Book of the Month - February 2020
Clowning Book of the Month – February 2020 Clowning Book of the Month – February 2020 answers the question: Who’s reading what? As you’ve probably discovered by now, we’ve posted quite a few book and movie reviews of clown-related things on the site, most of which are available...
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Clowning Book of the Month

Clowning Book of the Month – January 2020 Who’s reading what? As you’ve probably discovered by now, we’ve posted quite a few book and movie reviews of clown-related things on the site, most of which are available at Amazon.com. If you’re curious, here is the bestseller from the...
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World Elephant Day 2018

Clowns and Elephants are the pegs upon which the circus is hung. - P. T. Barnum
Happy World Elephant Day! Most of us have heard the quote from P. T. Barnum, “Clowns and Elephants are the pegs upon which the circus is hung”.  On World Elephant Day – let’s celebrate both!
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Are you afraid of clowns?

Are you afraid of clowns? – from a discussion on Quora.com No, partly because I am one 🙂 But speaking more broadly, why not? Growing up, I watched Bozo the Clown on WGN-TV for years — he was a whiteface clown, who teamed up with Roy Brown (Cooky)....
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What does it mean to be “authentic” as a clown?

Amelia Adler and Felix Adler as clown cops
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...
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How can I stop being very afraid of clowns?

Fear 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.?...
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The Annotated Marx Brothers

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