Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 13:41:52 -0500
From: Bob Haas rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU
Subject: Re: -head
On Fri, 1 Dec 1995, SETH SKLAREY wrote:
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.
Thanks for the background. Still looking for a copy of _Freaks_.