Wednesday, September 27, 2006
A poster with no mention of the name of the show at all... only the star attraction, the quintessential clown trio: The Fratellinis.
From top to bottom: Paul the classic auguste turned contre-auguste, Francois the most classic of whitefaces and Albert the man who re-created and forever changed the role and appearance of the auguste.
As for yesterday's post, I've received a few messages from folks telling me stories about how nice it was to work with and for Emmett Jr. on the Emmett Kelly Jr. All-Star Circus in the 70s and early 80s. I'm not saying that Emmett Jr. icouldn't be a wonderful person and a great employer, I just don't see him as a particularly exceptional perfomer or circus clown.
His father, the man who crafted that material and persona, was.