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CLOWN ALLEY: Detroit Shrine Circus
Photos courtesy of Greg DeSanto At it's peak, the Detroit Shrine Circus ran for 17 days and paid it's clown alley better than any other Shrine date in the country. As a result they had their choice of the best circus clowns in the country... Everett Hart, Paul Jerome, Jo Jo Lewis and Charlie Bell... and this was only PART of the Alley! (I'm sure that there were Shrine clowns in Detroit at the time, but back then producers had some pride in the shows that they produced and only used the very…
Futuristic Utopian fashion innovations
Utopian bodies- fashion looks forward Imaginable futures for the adorned body ≈≈≈≈≈ Forward utopian projections usually lean towards the futuristic, combining surreal and adventurous design elements, sometimes outlandish and impractical, other times visionary and prophetic. The recent Stockholm utopian fashion exhibition was no exception, with many aspects of modern design integrated into the couture that were inventive and served to elevate it into the future. Liljevalchs´Museum exhibition…
Two pierrots in a studio
Found image. I find this image taken by the La Marseillaise Studio in New York in Lexington Avenue on the corner of 59th Street very disturbing. The smudged faces and crumpled state of this pair lies a long way from the jolly concert party characters at the British seaside. Perhaps they come closer to the Italian tradition.