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rossmacrae
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HERE it is ... lovely.
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I like it!
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Good drawing, but isn't it straight off one of her banners?
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It was from a pitch card.
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It looks like a photo that has been through a photoshop filter. Smile
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Yes, and he's calling it original (and commissioned). He's doing derivative art, and selling it as his.

I was researching derivative art and copyright infringement on the web. The webmasters with whom I had contact, said that it's generally looked at as ok, but not where it becomes a product for sale, nor where the derivative interferes with the ability of the originator to sell originals.
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Yes, this is from a pitch card as Todd says! I like it!! I had the pitch card from the 60's , I have no longer have it. I remember seeing Percilla and Emmett on the Gooding million Dollar midways.

She was eating french fries and had a small record player playing Johnny Maddox Ragtime Piano music on it haha She had two rows of teeth. Her husband Emmett had a skin condition on his back that had big hard squares of flesh that if dried out, would crack open and bleed, he had to keep his back oiled down all the time to keep those squares softened. I like this color enhanced photo..my old pitch card was black and white.

Does anyone rememeber Pete Moore the world's smallest man? and Grady Stiles Lobster Boy? One year I recall all of them were set up side by side at the Saginaw Michigan County fair in the 60's., with Gooding Amusements. I still have the pitch card from Grady Stiles.

On the day I saw the show, not only was Grady there, but Grady's dad was there tending to the tent etc, also right beside Grady, was a little baby bed and there was his little daughter, just a few months old.. laying there with tiny baby claw hands..WOW! I have never forgotten that experience, it is still as clear to me as if it was only yesterday. Those were the glory days of the sideshow.

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It's not photo-shopped. Friedman's drawings are incredibly labor-intensive.
A friend of his described his modus operandi and photoshop is not what he does.
He actually drew this image while looking at the pitchcard, just like R.Crumb drawing pictures of bluesman using photos. It's still art.
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I belive its Not Percilla, But rather Kareem Abdul-Jabbar...Photo shopped...

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You come to a point in your life when you really don't care what people think about you, you just care what you think about yourself.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA JIM I LOVE IT HAHAHAHAHAHA
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If you click on his prints for sale at that site, you'll see a cool drawing of Schlitzie.
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I will have to let Johnny know about that. That is too funny.

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On 2009-07-02 11:36, Magicman97 wrote:
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She was eating french fries and had a small record player playing Johnny Maddox Ragtime Piano music on it haha


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TODD:

JOHNNY MADDOX IS STILL THE BEST. Years ago, he would play an old upright piano tied down to the back of a pick up truck. He played rodeos, fairs, and auto race tracks, circling the track between races. I still have several old 331/3 records of his. He was my mentor when I was growing up learning to play.

Yes, Percilla and Emmett would let the tip build INSIDE the tent( no outside bally), except a grind tape. And it was not a continuous grind show. So while the tip was building, she played the records, until the lecture started. FUNNY!

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Notice how much this picture mimics the lovely texture of the old stone-lithograph circus posters.
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Look at his terrific portrait of Dean Martin. Really fine work.
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And Don't forget the True Showman, Screamin' Jay Hawkins.... I have an idea using some of his songs as a background track to my museum.... I have played a variety of stuff in the past and am now working on a voodoo theme... Screamin' Jay fits the bill
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Screamin' Jay is incredible! Sylver does her fire eating routine to his version of "I put a spell on you".
Hopefully we'll get a chance to see your museum sometime and see how he works for you.
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