Sarah the Bird Girl talks about her upcoming one-woman show at Coney Island USA. Based on the real life sideshow performer Koo Koo The Bird Girl, Sarah tells her story and performs her life out in this 1 hour show. Originally posted at: vaudevisuals.com
“My Sideshow Mammas”. Sideshow historian and publisher of “Shocked and Amazed – On & Off the Midway” James Taylor waxes poetic on the sideshow “freaks” (a tit;e both women wore proudly in the show biz), the women who were “Mom” to him: Jeanie Tomaini, billed in her day as “The World’s Only Living Half Girl,” and Pecilla Bejano, the famous “Monkey Girl.” www.shockedandamazed.com
‘Extreme Stunt Master’ – That is what Harley Newman has been called. After 40 years performing stunts and sideshow acts all over the world he talks about his work, beginnings and what it takes to do what it is that he does.
The interview is an in-depth look at an individual who performs world-class stunts and discusses them and their impact on the culture we live in and about the difference he sees between himself and others who would like to do what he does. Describing the heritage of his sword and then swallowing it for the camera.
Intelligent and funny as well.
Originally Posted at: http://vaudevisuals.com
The event was produced by Circus Amok and Coney Island USA.
For the first time ever Legendary Sideshow Impresario Ward Hall publicly discussed his 70 years on the carnival lot as a gay man. In a live interview with Circus Amok director Jennifer Miller, Ward he told the stories of his life and the many gender queer performers he’s worked with over the years. Both he and Miller performed excerpts of their sideshow acts.
Originally posted at: vaudevisuals.com
This podcast is called Stories from the Pitch for a reason, and this particular interview exemplifies this title more than most because Johnny Fox is a natural when it comes to telling stories. His life and his career have been filled with so many chapters, in fact, the stories came fast and furious.
The striking thing about Johnny’s stories is that they mix his experience with those from his mentors in a way that weaves a greater picture of how this Storyteller, Magician, Sword Swallower evolved into a well-established entertainer who’s been on the circuit since the 70’s.
Guy Collins sat down with Johnny in his 1957 GMC vintage bus at the 2015 Maryland Renaissance Festival to discuss how he got started, who he was taught by and to touch on the sometimes uncomfortable topic of material that’s been appropriated from him over the years. The names, places, and events all helping to capture a slice of history from the Busking World.