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Coco the Clown at Jack Hylton's Circus, Olympia 1951

Henry Grant

 
Coco the Clown at Jack Hylton's Circus, Olympia 1951
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Full image caption

Coco the Clown was the stage name of Michael Polakovs. He was a talented acrobat, stilt walker and clown. Technically, Coco is not a clown but is an ‘Auguste’; this is a foolish character on the receiving end of buckets of water and custard pies. His makeup exaggerates his features, making the eyes and mouth larger and his clothing is usually over-sized. In 1951 Coco appeared with Jack Hylton's Circus in Olympia.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1951 AD - 1951 AD
Image Number
 
010519

© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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