Poor Clown
by
Charlie Rivel
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ISBN Number: 071811180X
Format:
Hardback
Number of Pages:
272
Publication Date: 1973 - first British edition
Publisher:
Michael Joseph Ltd

Charlie Rivel (1896-1980) was Europe's most famous and popular clown. His costume trademark was a long red jersey that had accidentally been stretched in the laundry. His parents were street performers who travelled throughout Europe and by the time Charlie was two, he was appearing in the family's act. By the time he was six, he was performing a head-balancing act with his sister who was one year younger. Charlie Rivel had a distinctive square nose. A famous poster by Vang Rasmussen shows Charlie with his head tilted back and a blue bird perched on his square nose. The poster was originally created for Charlie's appearance with the Cirkus Schumann in 1967 and was used by other shows for subsequent appearances by the clown. The poster was the artist's favourite. This book is Charlie Rivel's autobiography. 

Condition: A very good, tight, clean copy in good dustwrapper, but the back cover has some damage towards the bottom, both on the cover and at the base of the spine.

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