Captain Ureck (C. H. Ureck) toured with Barnum & Bailey's during the 1890's and was listed at 7 feet 11.5 inches tall. During his exhibition days he was claimed to be from Austria, Hungary, Germany (Hanover) and the U.S. (Colorado). ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Continue reading...

Vaudevisuals interview with Barry Rowell

Vaudevisuals interview with playwright and Peculiar Works Project co-founder/artistic director Barry Rowell. Upcoming play "Floydada" is coming to NY and is 'site specific' . Located at The Merchants Square Building. Located at 40 Worth on the corner of West Broadway, Peculiar Works will take over part of the huge ground floor space to mount this play. Barry talks about the play, the writing process and the Peculiar Works Project. For more information about this Peculiar Works Continue reading...

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Nancy Gabor and Paul Binnerts talk about their upcoming acting workshop. They discuss their techniques and approach to the method used in the workshops. Both are International Master Teachers and their workshop is: ACTING FROM THE BARE ESSENTIAL: YOU. Nancy and Paul both have more information posted on their websites. www.gaborworks.com www.paulbinnerts.com For information on the workshop Contact: Greg Taubman, actinginrealtime@gmail.com Or go to this website and sign up.Playing With Reality ~ Continue reading...

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DOG SHOW What do dogs do when their masters leave? Put on a French farce! Quick entrances, mistaken identities, and love triangles collide with panting, sniffing, and lots of leg humping in this unusual and saucy comedy! Inspired by the plays of Georges Feydeau and the behaviors of Man’s best friend, Dog Show is a knee slapping love letter to the joys of unleashing your inner animal. This new work is directed by Animal Engine Co-Artistic Director Karim Muasher and devised by an ensemble of 4 Continue reading...

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KATE KEITHLEY, Giant Lady. Carte de visite. 4 ¼” x 2 ½”. Imprinted information on bottom of mount “The Missouri Giantess...6 feet around the waist, 2 feet around the arm, 675 pounds”. Ca. 1860 -As Exhibited at Burnell & Prescott's Museum in St.Louis,Missouri. Continue reading...

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Horseplay: or, A Fickle Mistress, A Protean Picaresque by Trav S.D. Photographing the dress/tech of a show can sometimes provide wonderful 'candid' shots of the actors at work. I was glad to be at LaMama last night for this experience. Here are some shots from the dress/tech of the show that opens on Valentine's day! Tim Cusack inbetween moments during the rehearsal. Everett Quinton, Jan Leslie Harding, Tim Cusak, Chuck Montgomery and Tiffany Abercrombie in the midst of rehearsal. Molly Pope Continue reading...

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Daniel Passer Daniel Passer in my 'hallway studio' for his clown un_mask portrait. Daniel Passer performing in the "Rotten Plantains" show.  NYC - August 2010. Daniel has performed all over the world with Cirque du Soleil, Dragone Productions, The Second City and Harvard. Currently a 'comedy conceptor' for Cirque du Soleil and Dragone Prouctions. For more information on Daniel Passer go to his Linked In page. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Continue reading...

THE WONDERS OF SOLITUDE - Edited by Dale Salwak "A life without a quiet center easily becomes destructive." Great book of quotes about the solitary life! Get it here! Continue reading...

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This is the mast head for SHOWHISTORY.COM website. A very unique place for those interested in odd, unique and offbeat memorabilia. Here is a comment by the website manager: "Membership is $25 a year and allows you access to all of the materials, photos, letterheads, etc.-- including multi-page items, such as the largest collection of sideshow pitchbooks ever gathered together-- currently 65 scanned and online, and more than 60 more to be added.  Currently we have about 1200 images online Continue reading...