Tuesday, January 25, 2011

STREET ENTERTAINERS OF ART DECO WEEKEND

We have already mentioned how much fun the Art Deco weekend was to attend. Part of that fun was the street entertainers that continually would walk up and down the street entertaining, stopping to chat and of course to be photographed. These men and women worked very hard at being entertaining.
If you're wondering where and when this form of entertainment started, the term "busking" was first noted in the English language around the middle 1860s in Great Britain. Up until the 20th century buskers were commonly called minstrels in America, Europe and other English speaking lands.


                                                  Dallas and his son (below) put on a very entertaining show. It includes fire eating, juggling and escaping from a straight jacket, all laced with a good amount of humor.


A unicycle
                      
The tall people were represented

The Musical!!

Tall people of both sexes

The sign explains it all!!!

All are very happy to stop for a photograph!

These two young ladies stayed in character the whole time we saw them.


Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum showed up.

Friendship among the entertainers.

May West & WC Fields were present.

A Patriotic Stilt Walker

Patriotic feelings were present.

"Why don't you come up and see me sometime. " " Just looking for loopholes".

4 comments:

Aznzar said...

what Amazing photos

Motifs said...

You are a natural....your pictures speak for themselves.

JIM said...

Thank You Aznzar and Motiffs for the very kind words!!

Lesley said...

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