Sunday, October 22, 2006

SINISTER MAN AT THE HALLOWEEN PARADE 1930's SNAPSHOT

Who is this mysterious man that stands next to a float from a Halloween parade? If you ask me, he looks kind of deviant, like he’s up to something. Did this strange ring leader and his horde of weird parade people travel all over visiting small towns to razzle dazzle the simple folk with charms, bells and of course a few whistles. They probably did their dastardly deeds as the town watched the parade. The next morning the town probably noticed they’d been ripped off and the parade people vanished onto the next innocent town.

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He kind of reminds me of the Mr. Dark character from Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes. Since this photo is not identified we’ll never know the true story behind it. It’s one of the weirdest snapshots in my collection!

4 comments:

Michael said...

He looks like a character actor or even a carny. Great!

Dane said...

I thought you were exaggerating until I saw his face. Yikes.

Rozum said...

I think you're right about it being Mr. Dark.

Then again, Michael may be on to something. Charcter actor? Carny?

Art Carney perhaps? Hmmm.

Art Carney portraying Mr. Dark in the aborted version of "Something Wicked This Way Comes.?"

Todd Franklin said...

Thanks for the comments! Art Carney, that cracks me up!