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#1 29yrswithaGApass

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:57 PM

Over 500 clowns have joined our GreatAdventureHistory.com photo collection! 

 

Do you recognize anyone?  Please feel free to add your photos and comments to the gallery!

 

Click below to view all the photos:

 

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Here are some samples:

 

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#2 29yrswithaGApass

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:14 PM

If you are afraid of clowns, this isn't the gallery for you!



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:45 PM

How do I upload pictures?  I have clicked on the "Upload" button, but then I get to a screen and there isn't anything that I can click on.  Please send me directions to upload pictures.

 

I was a clown at GA from 1981 to 1985.  I have lots of pictures of the clowns and other costumed characters from this time period.  I worked with Greg Gillette--whom (I see) is part of the team that has helped to build this website.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Peter Cincotta

"Juggles" the Clown

 

 

 



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:53 PM

Welcome to the site Peter!  You can upload your photos to the Clowns album:  http://www.greatadve...ry&category=376
 
Your member name will be shown as the owner of the photos.
 
Can't wait to see your photos and welcome any stories you can share with us!



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:06 PM

Anyone noticed that the cowboy clown's shotgun is held together with ducktape and hose clamps. 


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:48 PM

SF didn't want to spend more $$$$$ then the budget allowed.   lol



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:15 PM

It is obviously a gag gun. The barrel is a PVC pipe.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

Be sure to check out the photos our new member pcincotta recently uploaded to our Clowns gallery.  There are several really cool vintage shots as well as some great captions.  Here are a couple of samples:

 

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This is a great picture of Bubbles (Karen Cascarino; red wig), Juggles (Peter Cincotta; orange wig), and Fritz (Greg Gillette; on the left). This picture was taken on August 13, 1984. Bubbles was in her ninth year at the park and Juggles was in his fourth year. I think Fritz was in his third year at the park. Being a clown at Great Adventure meant playing with children and joking with adults all day long--a great job! This picture was taken in Kiddie Kingdom which was one of the locations on our daily schedule.

 

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Two clowns, Fritz (in hobo costume) and Juggles (in orange) pass six clubs while balancing on the wall around one of the rides in Kiddie Kingdom. This picture was taken on May 26, 1984. This was fun to do and fasinating to watch!



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Posted 07 October 2014 - 08:01 PM

Some new vintage clown pictures dating back to the mid 70s have been added to our Clowns Gallery.  Here are some samples:

 

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:26 PM

Sharon Mendell, one of G.A.'s clowns from the '70s, shared with us a few photos from her early days at the park.  Thanks Sharon!

 

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Penn Gilette (juggler) and Steve (Dracula) circa 1975 

 

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Clown and Friend 1976

 

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Sharon Mendell and June Taylor as painted by Prunes

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:36 PM

That's the Penn Jillette, from Penn & Teller? Did he work at the park?



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:46 PM

He is the man!  He worked at Great Adventure as part of the street entertainment cast during the mid '70s!  (I don't think that is Teller in the photo.)

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 09:10 AM

That's crazy! Never knew that! The more you know....

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 12:34 PM

That's crazy! Never knew that! The more you know....



Yes, That's Penn and his then juggling partner, Michael Moschen, who is an awesome juggler in his own right. He manipulated crystal globes (although you only see David Bowie)in the Jim Henson movie LABYRINTH.
 

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 12:40 PM

The clown in the middle is Prunes, embodied by Karen Gersch.




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