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Charlie Cairoli

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Category: Comedy
Reference No: 9775
Status: Available
Price: £25.00
  Charlie Cairoli

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Great British clown.

Born into an Italian circus family, Cairoli settled in England in 1939. He became the hugely popular star of the Blackpool Tower Circus, entertaining holiday crowds for 39 consecutive summer seasons (there is now a statue there in his honour).

He had a reputation for using vast amounts of “slosh” in his routines (changed every year) and for his use of extremely pretty female stooges.

This is a very cheery early 1960s black and white photograph (5.5" x 3.5"), nicely signed and inscribed ("To Richard, Sincerely, Charlie Cairoli") in blue fountain pen ink across the lower white border. In very good condition.