Monthly Archives // February 2015

Captain Ureck – 7 Feet 11.5 Inches Tall ~ 1890’s Sideshow attraction

February 24, 2015 // Circus, Photography, Sideshow // No Comments

[Translate] 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. Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Peculiar Works Project’s Barry Rowell

[Translate] 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 Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Interview with Nancy Gabor and Paul Binnerts – International Master Teachers

[Translate] 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. Read the full article…

Animal Engine presents a ‘new farce’ – DOG SHOW – At Krane Theatre

[Translate] 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 Read the full article…

“The Missouri Giantee” – Kate Keithley – 1860 Sideshow attraction

February 18, 2015 // Exhibit, Photography, Sideshow // No Comments

[Translate] 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 & Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Interview with Stolen Chair’s director Jon Stancato

[Translate] STOLEN CHAIR Presents KILL ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Interview with director Jon Stancato. For More information and tickets ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Read the full article…

Theatre Askew presents a play by Trav S.D. – ‘Horseplay: or, A Fickle Mistress, A Protean Picaresque’.

[Translate] 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 Read the full article…

The Clown Un_Mask – Daniel Passer

[Translate] 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 Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Recommended Reading List – “The Wonders of Solitude”

February 8, 2015 // Recommended Reading List // No Comments

[Translate] 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…

SHOWHISTORY.COM – A Unique Image Archive

[Translate] 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 Read the full article…