The Clown and the Kids (1968), starring Emmett Kelly Sr.
In short, The Clown and the Kids is strictly a movie for children, starring the great tramp clown, Emmett Kelly Sr. It has him as the head of a small family circus, traveling through Europe. In fact, most of the cast has their words dubbed. It was filmed on location in Bulgaria. The plot has their circus coming to a town called Scraggsville – that wants no performance. Or laughter. Where the children aren’t allowed to play. Why? Because the man who owns the town hates it. (more…)
Swede Johnson photo gallery, famous circus clown and animal trainer. After coming to the United States, Swede took the first job that he could find – as a rodeo clown, afterward becoming a circus clown. He then had a long career in the circus, working at different times and circuses as clown, animal trainer, and other things. Some of the circuses that he performed in include the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey, Bradley & Benson Circus & Rodeo, C. R. Montgomery Circus, Elks Circus, Shrine Circus, Biller Brothers, Rogers Brothers, Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, Paul A. Miller shopping center circus.
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.
Coco photo gallery, a third generation Russian circus clown, who achieved his fame in England where the family came while he was a youth. Also included are photos of his father, Nicolai Polakovs, who originated the name Coco as a famous clown in Europe. He developed several classic clown routines, including Busy Bee. He later became an independent working clown, sometimes acting as an advance performer in small shows.
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.
Video tribute to the Ringling Brothers clowns – After the final performance of the Ringling Brothers circus, this video was posted on YouTube celebrating many of the clowns from the Greatest Show on Earth. With music from the Muppets – enjoy. (more…)