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SIDESHOW SLIDESHOW : Exiles On 42nd Street ... Photo ID
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: January 24, 2019 00:01














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Some of the images that follow might be disturbing for some individuals when viewed full size, and when the accompanying information is read -- Even if you've been looking at the cover of Exile for over forty years.
Viewer Discretion Advised.



IDENTIFY the Exiles On Main Street ...



In 1958, Robert Frank took the photograph shown below in Hubert's Museum on 42nd Street in NYC.
Frank’s black and white shot was of a group of photos/ postcards/ magazine clippings on the wall that depicted so-called “sideshow freaks” and other performers -- some well-known at that time.

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








In 1972, that unpublished photo was used for the front cover of the Stones' album Exile On Main Street.


....................................................................................................................VERSO....................................................................................................................RECTO



Some information about those so-called freaks is available on the Internet. As is information about some of the other performers.



Still To Come ...
I've already compiled the material for Part I and Part II...
They'll be added soon!





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

Group I
UNDER CONSTRUCTION




Group I PHOTO ID. CONFIRMED
(PINK outline)



#14.
Joan Whisnant
, Armless Guitarist


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








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

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...


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

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

i.e...
If photos and names are discovered, they can be removed from Part 3 and added to Parts 1 or 2.


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

Contemporaries of any of these guys?










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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.




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

Great work!

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... Despite some amusing incorrect information in that thread!

More on that soon...


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

But first...
Here's some excerpts from Robert Frank's 8mm film...

[www.youtube.com]


... which was the source for the stills on the back cover (+ small section that wrapped around the spine onto the front)

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


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





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

BUT ... 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

Csmiling bouncing smileysmiling bouncing smileyL !











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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

Recap:







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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... That night we loaded out through the back door as Jimmy Herron moved his wild animal exhibit in the front..."
...
"When police arrived ... to close the traveling freak show and arrest the old lady in the front window for blocking traffic by making obscene gestures with snakes, they discovered the freaks had stolen away as Gypsies in the night. The lewd window display was replaced with a scarlet macaw and in place of the freaks there were cages of beasts. The city health department and animal control are taking the matter under advisement.
Jean drank a lot... she would hold a snake between her legs stroking it in parody of male masturbation."



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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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