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CJRichard
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Last night I was reading a December '03 interview with Doug Higley on the Sideshow World website. Here's a brief quote:

Q. Are you still creating gaffs?

A. Nope. I could of course, but now with no Circus Report to advertise them in, it wouldn't be the same. I can do stuff if somebody needs a piece or two. The good thing is I sold everything I ever made instantly. So there's nothing lying around except the Mermaid, which I just got back from the Museum when their tour ended.


Q. Do you ever plan on working in the sideshow industry again in the future?

A. Nope. Done that. But I could make some 'zibits and maybe re-write the book I did on "Flea-market Sideshows a How-To." The info is still solid and hard to come by. That might be fun.



Obviously, you decided it was worth the effort to resume or continue your work, update the book and keep having fun.

Why the change of heart? Market forces? A rebirth of this sort of "foolertainment"?

Or you just can't say no when somebody wants a zibit?
"You know some of you are laughin', but there's people here tryin' to learn. . ." -Pop Haydn

"I know of no other art that proclaims itself 'easy to do.'" -Master Payne

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*What changed, Doug Higley?
(Whoa, whoa!)

Worst Tom Jones song ever...

Chris

P.S.--This is for the two people on The Café who might get the joke. Everyone else, move along. There's nothing to see here...
Doug Higley
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Yeah nothing to see here. We lost Circus Report but discovered the Magic Café and I found out that a lot of people wanted (needed) my stuff. The biz was always out there just never properly exploited. The Café has made ALL the difference.

Stopped working for lame companies and decided to stay at home and go for it.

Also the The Dark Museum idea helped a great deal.

As to working in the "industry", I take that to mean 'on the road' and the answer is still NO.
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I sleep better at night knowing that Higley is staying home in California, 2000 miles away from Iowa.
'The central secret of conjuring is a manipulation of interest.' - Henry Hay
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