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EXILE On 42nd STREET
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 00:01


"Tattoo Parlor"
© 1958 Robert Frank
Art Institute Of Chicago


In 1958, Robert Frank took a photograph. That black and white shot was of a group of photos and "pitch cards" that had been arranged on a wall -- by an unknown person or persons.
The individual images showed performers and so-called “freaks,” some fairly well-known back in those days. Most of the performers' names have been forgotten for a long time, but I think it is time to change that.
Most sources indicate that Frank took this shot in a tattoo parlor -- Possibly on 8th Ave in NYC, maybe out West on Route 66.
However I am now fairly sure that Frank took this photograph at Hubert's Dime Museum on 42nd Street in NYC.






In 1972 that unpublished photo was used for the front cover of the Rolling Stones album Exile On Main Street.

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							Approximately 1½" was cropped off the top of the 11" x 14" photograph ...




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								and an inch or two was cropped from the bottom.






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A similar layout on the back cover (verso ) is a collage by designer John Van Hamersveld that was comprised of stills from Frank's 8mm film of the Stones themselves, shot on L.A.'s seedy Main Street.
The visual analogy effectively compared the Stones themselves to performing freaks, like those on the front cover.
The overall album package graphic design by Van Hamersveld is strongly associated with the music on Exile, and is considered a classic by many fans.

.............................<<< VERSO <<<
.............................>>> RECTO >>>


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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 00:01

Excerpts from Robert Frank's 8mm film ...
which was the source for most of the stills on the back cover as well as a small strip that wrapped around the spine onto the left side of the front cover.



[www.youtube.com]




.............................................................................VERSO


..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................RECTO

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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 00:02

Group I
UNDER CONSTRUCTION




Group I PHOTO ID. CONFIRMED
(PINK outline)



#14.
Joan Whisnant
, Armless Guitarist


No audio ...
[www.youtube.com]















Group II NAME CONFIRMED
(BLUE outline)




18. Actors Johnny Eck and Angelo Rossitto








Margie The Midget
(See #41, 27)








More to come ...

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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 00:02

Contributions for Part III are sought...

Group III Unknown / Unconfirmed
(GREEN outline)


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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 00:39

Contributions -- especially for Part III are sought...

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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 24, 2019 00:44

Cool thread schillid. thumbs up

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"Rip this joint, gonna save your soul..."

Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 01:16

As photos and names are discovered they will be added

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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: January 24, 2019 04:14

Nice work. Thanks. I wish I could help.

Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: January 24, 2019 05:18

From an old thread here (which I won't disturb)

"Note the folks and acts on the cover: Alzoria Green, 3 Ball Charlie, Frieda Pushnik and baby, Frances OConnor, Johnny Eck, Jerry Austin, Ward Hall & Harry Leonard, Prof. Heckler Flea Circus, Congo the Jungle Creep, Sword Ladder, Worlds Smallest Woman, Electric Chair, Hula Girl, Vent, Amok, John Allen, Magician, Suzie the Elephant Skin Girl, Fat Lady, Wee Wee, Headless Woman, Pony Boy, Conjoined Twins......"

Posted by Rochdale3 with an unfortunately dead link to more info on the other photos..

Interesting article also posted ..
Cover Story – The Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street”, with artwork by John Van Hamersveld
[rockandrollreport.com]

Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 24, 2019 05:29



ROCKMAN

Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 06:19

WHO WERE THESE GUYS ??



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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 06:34

.removed

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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 06:39

The MYSTERY DUO made it onto this big billboard along with Three Ball Charlie, the unknown little person and The Jungle Creep.



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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 06:46

This photo is in Frank's original shot but it gets cut off... past bottom of the album cover ...
52. Stephan Bibrowsky, aka Lionel The Lion Faced Boy


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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street ... Viewer Discretion Advised
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: January 24, 2019 08:44

Amazing stuff

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Keep On Rolling smoking smiley

Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street ... Viewer Discretion Advised
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: January 24, 2019 10:58


Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 19:27

Quote
MisterDDDD
From an old thread here (which I won't disturb)

"Note the folks and acts on the cover: Alzoria Green, 3 Ball Charlie, Frieda Pushnik and baby, Frances OConnor, Johnny Eck, Jerry Austin, Ward Hall & Harry Leonard, Prof. Heckler Flea Circus, Congo the Jungle Creep, Sword Ladder, Worlds Smallest Woman, Electric Chair, Hula Girl, Vent, Amok, John Allen, Magician, Suzie the Elephant Skin Girl, Fat Lady, Wee Wee, Headless Woman, Pony Boy, Conjoined Twins......"

Posted by Rochdale3 with an unfortunately dead link to more info on the other photos..

Interesting article also posted ..
Cover Story – The Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street”, with artwork by John Van Hamersveld
[rockandrollreport.com]

Thanks! Quite helpful.

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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 19:49

.moved

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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 20:18

WHO
WERE

THESE

GUYS ??



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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: January 24, 2019 20:33



Picture came up after googling Ward Hall and Harry Leonard from the names above..
But the names on the photo are Lawrence and Victor.. (?)

Good site with a lot of sideshow pics..
[www.pinterest.com]

Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 20:50

Thanks!

Quote
MisterDDDD


Picture came up after googling Ward Hall and Harry Leonard from the names above..


Note: Ward Hall on the left, Harry Leonard on the right

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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: January 24, 2019 20:52

Yup.. Ward Hall and Harry Leonard.
(the names on the photo must have been the photog studio I'm guessing)

Respected sideshow presenters and partners apparently.

Here is Ward Hall trying to kickstart an autobiography in 2014..
Not sure if it ever got done..
[www.kickstarter.com]

Re: Exiles On Main Street : SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 24, 2019 20:55

Lawrence and Victor...probably the photography studio where the pic was taken?

Here's another pic of them from Pinterest:



EDIT: I see the mystery has been solved!

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"Rip this joint, gonna save your soul..."




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Re: Exiles On Main Street : SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW
Date: January 24, 2019 21:18

Amazing work! I've often wondered who some of the people on the cover were but I never bothered looking into it because I didn't think i'd find much on it.

Re: Exiles On Main Street : SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 21:35

smiling bouncing smileysmiling bouncing smiley


"On our opening night ... I miscalculated a move and received a small cut on the face. ... [A]nytime there was a mishap Harry would eliminate that particular stunt from the act. Over the years the act got shorter and shorter."
- Ward Hall





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Re: Exiles On Main Street : SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW
Posted by: Kurt ()
Date: January 24, 2019 21:43

schillid,

This is a GREAT thread...thanks!



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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: January 24, 2019 21:47

Quote
MisterDDDD


Picture came up after googling Ward Hall and Harry Leonard from the names above..
But the names on the photo are Lawrence and Victor.. (?)

Good site with a lot of sideshow pics..
[www.pinterest.com]

Waylon and Willie - The Early Days? drinking smiley

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: Exiles On Main Street : SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 22:04

For review



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Re: Exiles On Main Street : SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 22:15

Harry Leonard (18?? - 196?)
Ward Hall (1930 - 2018)




Photograph Harry Leonard and Ward Hall
©1991-2007 Ward Hall



.......From: [www.sideshowworld.com]
.......Ward Hall, Years Later on his Partnership with Harry Leonard
Quote

"Harry Leonard and I formed a partnership that was to last until his death nineteen years later. An accomplished side show performer, Harry excelled at knife throwing, Punch and Judy puppets, and illusions.
Returning to Texas, we went to San Antonio, where we joined Ray Marsh Brydons "International Congress of Oddities", which had set up shop in an empty store building on Huston Street, directly across from Woolworth's.
Business in this excellent location was still going strong when after six weeks word was received the show was to be closed... "



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Re: SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW ... Exiles On Main Street, Photo ID.
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 22:25

STILL to COME ...



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