by Emmett & F. Beverly Kelly & Kelly
Clown, Emmett Kelly's 1954 memoir of a life in the circus, was a satisfying read. A friend started telling stories about Kelly, after a session of water walking with a man who ran an art gallery of Red Skelton's paintings, and mentioned that Kelly was a mentor for Skelton. That got me remembering how much I liked the sad-faced hobo clown when I was a child. Kelly was born in Sedan, Kansas, but spent most of his childhood in Cabool, Missouri. I was interested in what life was like back...
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