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Doug Higley
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Bobby Reynolds still has his 2 Headed Baby Show out on occasion (Can you beleive he has 3 of those pickeled wonders! That's 9 heads!) He still has the BIG show but I don't know what will happen to it. Some fantastic 'zibits and banners!

Also there are a bunch of small Grind Shows out that I'm aware of that do Flea Markets and Small Fairs (thanks to your's truely tryin' to keep it all alive) and there are the cadre of magicians and medicine men (some on this board) who show 'critters' for pay. And more to come! (I know because I'm busy gaffin')

Todd: Thanks for the tip on Jack C.
Was wondering if he was still at it. He had or has the first Chupacabra Roadkill I ever did. (You can see it on my site) He took it to Puerto Rico...had a nice banner done and put it in a small tent...and...well, let's just say it was the date from hell. It stormed every day big time...the Grind Show was placed BEHIND a major ride and there was a death on the midway...not too wonderful a debut.

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Nine Heads or six Heads?.... Is that a Shrunken Head? For a minute I thought that you'd changed your hairstyle.
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I think the Girl to Gorilla is the only sideshow type of attraction I've ever seen where I didn't feel I was really scammed. I knew it was fake but it was a good illusion anyway. It was also fun watching some of the simpler folk panic when the change occured and the gorilla "escaped."

It was also nice that I didn't have to feel pity or feel ashamed about anyone elses misfortune whether real or not (Back then I didn't know that some of the afflictions in the freak show were faked).
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Slim: Nine heads! You can't leave out Bobby's two. Smile

Yep Shrunkin' Head I did for a new Bizarrist/Mental trick/ensemble I'm working on for limited release soon. Smile


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I love the G to G. I was a kid when I first saw it and I ran like hell.

Then a few years later it was being presented at a theme park I was performing for. One night the glass didn't slide back and as the gorilla ran forward the glass shattered, it was not tempered, and shards sliced open the girls legs very badly. So make sure to use safety glass for this one! The sliding glass is so much better that the lights out for the gorilla to run forward.

I have always heard the insurance for this particular show is very expensive due to the injuries of patrons during the scramble. That is purely hearsay.

VI

I didn't explain that well.

If the lights go out before the Gorilla bum rushes the crowd that is because the glass does not slide out and the gorilla must make a ninety degree corner before appearing. Thus it is done in the dark. In this case the girl is directly in front of the audience.

With slideing glass the girl is in the ninety position and the gorilla is facing the audience. Then, after the transition, the glass is slid out and the gorilla runs straight forward in full light.

I have seen it both ways.
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Also it can be done without lights off with a stationary glass panel. Use a narrower panel...firmly secure it...the gorilla doesn't rush at all (nor should he if done correctly)....with a stationary panel...the gorilla goes into a rocking motion and rocks him self AROUND the glass (or Plexi) and comes SLOWLY toward the audience.

The aud doesn't run out because the gorilla RUNS at them...they run out because (when done properly) the lecturer has set a hypnotic chant of the gorillas name...the gorilla bangs on the cage door in rythm with the chanting of the name and at the proper moment in mid chant and off the beat...the gorilla slams the door open 'breaking the chain' and lunges at the crowd.

"Natasha" go back..(BANG)
go back natasha...(BANG)
Natasha go back...(BANG)
go back Natasha...(BANG)
Natasha.." BANG! door opens and the tent vacates. Every time. Smile


yipee! Love it!

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