Collecting Circus Stamps

I am thinking about starting collecting circus stamps. I got an article about circus stamp collecting from my father in law, who is an avid stamp collector.  (When you are a clown, people send you all kinds of clown stuff that they find in their everyday life.  I like it, although it also means I get a fair amount of […]

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ClownAlley is Back! : Interview with B & B’s Clown Alley from 1908

I’m happy to say that ClownAlley, the late Pat Cashin’s excellent blog about the history of clowns and circuses, is back.  (It’s not currently at clownalley.net, but at it’s original place clownalley.blogspot.com) I have always been a big supporter of that blog, which has had some amazing photos and articles about circus clowns past and present. Friend of Pat’s  Beth Grimes […]

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Burning BlueBeard at Theatre Wit through January 4, 2015 (Chicago)

Since I’ve moved to Chicago, I’ve gone to a few networking events, or met people involved .  Eventually it comes out that I’m a clown.  And then people start saying, “Do you know…”  Playing clown geography. I had numerous people tell me that I should check out the Ruffians, especially their holiday show Burning BlueBeard, which was a big hit when […]

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