LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS... welcome to the big top blog of Douglas McPherson, author of CIRCUS MANIA, the book described by Gerry Cottle as "A passionate and up-to-date look at the circus and its people."

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Life of a clown

Further to my previous post on the Circus Federation's photo competition winner, here's a backstage shot at Mr Fip's Wonder Circus that I think really captures the atmosphere of life in the big top. Pictured are two generations of clown, 75-year-old Karl Brenner, aka Charlie the Clown, and his son Jan Erik Brenner - Mr Fips. Dig those clown shoes, Mr Fips!

The picture was taken by Mary Turner, who's photo story on Mr Fip's Wonder Circus appeared in the Daily Mail earlier this year. Click here to see it.

Click here for 10 Clown Facts.

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