“The Mills Brother Circus” at Martha’s Vineyard by David McCabe (1963)

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David McCabe, Trapeze artist, Martha’s Vineyard, 1963 via

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David McCabe, Three acrobats preparing for performance, Martha’s Vineyard, 1963 via

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David McCabe, Acrobat out of costume, Martha’s Vineyard, 1963 via

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David McCabe, Camel caretaker with two camels, Martha’s Vineyard, 1963 via

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David McCabe, Clown musician holding saxophone, Martha’s Vineyard, 1963 via

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David McCabe, Profile of clown playing saxophone, Martha’s Vineyard, 1963 via

Victorian/Edwardian Circus Acts

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Circus Performer Zelda Boden, 1910s via

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Circus cyclists, c. 1891 via

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“Trick Rider”. Usually they would ride in circles doing various tricks on the ponies via

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Circus Girl with horse, 1908 via

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CIRCUS HARLEQUIN Performer, c. 1910 via

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Sanger’s Circus carriage, late 19th century Great Britain via

Vintage Photos of Loretta Young in “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” (1928)

Laugh, Clown, Laugh is a 1928 American silent drama film starring Lon Chaney and Loretta Young. The movie was directed by Herbert Brenon and produced and released through MGM Studios.

The film is based on the 1923 Broadway stage production Laugh, Clown, Laugh, by David Belasco and Tom Cushing, based on a 1919 play Ridi, Pagliaccio by Fausto Maria Martini

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Ruth Harriet Louise, Loretta Young in “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” directed by Herbert Brenon, 1928 via

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Portrait of Loretta Young and Lon Chaney in Laugh, Clown, Laugh directed by Herbert Brenon, 1928 via

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Lon Chaney and Loretta Young in Laugh, Clown, Laugh directed by Herbert Brenon, 1928 via

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Ruth Harriet Louise, Loretta Young and Nils Asther in “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” directed by Herbert Brenon, 1928 via