Thursday, April 22, 2010

John Eckhardt, Jr (1911 - 1991)

Man, this guy! He's a "halfer", that is to say, he's got no bottom half. The Great Johnny Eck as he was called. A circus side-show freak who also played in Tod Browning's 1932 film called Freaks. He ALSO, according Wikipedia, was an artist, photographer, illusionist, penny arcade owner, Punch and Judy operator, expert model-maker, race car driver, swimmer, runner, tight rope walker, animal trainer, gymnast, orchestra conductor, train conductor and traveler. "Freaks" is amazing. This sketch must be like 12 years old.

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