Jenny Lee & Elvira Snow  Freaks has earned its place in history as one of the all-time great cult films, though it wasn’t always beloved. The film was reviled by both critics and audiences upon release in 1932. It was a career-killer for Tod Browning, who had previously been a Hollywood golden child with a string of Lon Chaney hits under his belt and who had just come off the enormous success of Dracula.   The film shocked audiences with its use of actual sideshow “freaks” as actors…

Violet & Daisy Hilton, also known as the San Antonio Siamese Twins and the Hilton Sisters.

Vintage-Lighted-Carnival-Sideshow-Freak-Show-Arrow-Sign-Hand-Painted-On-Metal

Vintage Lighted Carnival Sideshow Freak Show Arrow Sign Hand Painted On Metal

Lobster Boy - another vintage circus "freak" He was a horrible abusive man to his family, ended up murdered. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Freaks, Human Oddities, Freak Shows and Side Shows: Part I - Famous Freaks

Lobster Boy - another vintage circus "freak" He was a horrible abusive man to his family, ended up murdered. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

14 Vintage Freak Show Performers - Gallery

14 Vintage Freak Show Performers

True Medical Mysteries: 5 People With Abnormalities That Baffled Researchers: Ella was born with a strange and rare orthopedic condition that caused her legs to bend backwards.

James Morris

Portrait of James Morris - ’The Elastic Skin Man’ - century via Wellcome Images

Jenny Lee & Elvira Snow  Freaks has earned its place in history as one of the all-time great cult films, though it wasn’t always beloved. The film was reviled by both critics and audiences upon release in 1932. It was a career-killer for Tod Browning, who had previously been a Hollywood golden child with a string of Lon Chaney hits under his belt and who had just come off the enormous success of Dracula.   The film shocked audiences with its use of actual sideshow “freaks” as actors…

Freaks, 1932 Frances O'conner - My grandfather, who had polio and couldn't use his legs, knew her when he was a young man.

Jenny Lee & Elvira Snow  Freaks has earned its place in history as one of the all-time great cult films, though it wasn’t always beloved. The film was reviled by both critics and audiences upon release in 1932. It was a career-killer for Tod Browning, who had previously been a Hollywood golden child with a string of Lon Chaney hits under his belt and who had just come off the enormous success of Dracula.   The film shocked audiences with its use of actual sideshow “freaks” as actors…

Jenny Lee & Elvira Snow Freaks has earned its place in history as one of…

History and medical description of the two-headed girl : sold by her agents for her special benefit, at 25 cents (1869)  Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912)  (Source: archive.org)

geisterseher: History and medical description of the two-headed girl : sold by her agents for her special benefit, at 25 cents Millie and Christine McCoy (side show poster / freak sho

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