Sunday, February 27, 2011

Clowning Around - Part 3

Emmett Kelly, Jr. became a big star at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. Literally. He was honored with one of the giant prints that adorned the top of the Kodak Pavilion. This shot was from the early days of the fair in April 1964. I imagine it had to have been quite a thrill for him.

I wonder if he got to take it home when they swapped it out for another image. I guess it might have been a tad impractical to keep, but it sure would have been a conversation piece.

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