A Is For Arbus #22


Andrew Ratoucheff, actor, 54, in his Manhattan rooming home following a late-show performance of his specialty: imitations of Marilyn Monroe, and Maurice Chevalier singing Valentina (1960)

5 comments:

Simon Thibault said...

isn't that the guy from freaks?

swac said...

I thought Harry Earles was the guy in Freaks...

*checks IMDb*

Yep, that was Harry. Although Mr. Ratoucheff appeared in costume as a cast member on H.R. Pufnstuf, which is a different kind of immortality altogether.

Vanwall said...

Wow! That opens sweeping mental vistas of a possible re-make of Browning's carny classic with Pufnstuffers crawling thru the dark and muddy, perhaps with knives in their teeth, wriggling after a limping Witchiepoo to jam that blasted flute in the appropriate orifice as revenge for her seducing Jimmy away from H.R. (I always wondered about those two.) Yipes, said Angela!

Bill Chinaski said...

you guys are fuckin' brilliant, as usual . . .

Tom Sutpen said...

Thanks, Bill! I consider that expert testimony.