Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 08:26:57 -0500
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET
Subject: Re: -head
Bob Haas asked:
BTW, has anyone mentioned
"pinhead" as in Zippy the . . . ?
Pinheads were a fascinating group of circus sideshow freaks who I presume
were hydoencephalitics whose water had been removed. The head came to a
point and they were somewaht mentally retarded. Tod Browning's 1932 movie
Freaks, an all time classic, featured them. They resided in Gibsontown
Florida where the sideshow people from the circus winter quartered. Flossie,
who was featured in the movie, died about 10 years ago.
Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word
Coconut Grove, FL
crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ipof.fla.net