On The Road With Walt
Walt Hudson was "bitten by
the sideshow bug" when he was 10 years old. His dad had
taken him to see RBBB huge tented circus but it was the
sideshow with its unusual people that impressed him
That same year he saw magician Harry Blackstone in
vaudeville and became addicted to learning and
Hudson joined his first traveling sideshow when he was
16 years old, during the summer between his junior and
senior high years. His experiences are recorded here in
"I Was a Teenage Blockhead." The following summer,
after high school graduation, found him working in a
sideshow at Coney Island NY. His experiences at Coney
are being recorded in James Taylor's "Shocked & Amazed"
under the series title "Coney Island Baby."
Two summers during college breaks were spent working in
an amusement park sideshow and some of those colorful
experiences will be recorded here.
Upon college graduation his full time employment left
little time for sideshow appearances but he continued to
entertain with his magic act as a semi-professional.
In his later years he became a "40 miler" presenting his
Spidora grind show at small fairs and carnivals.
Hudson has written several booklets for the performing
magician. For over 20 years he wrote a column for NEW
TOPS a magazine for magicians.
He has contributed a column for the past 8 years to
He served as consulting editor for Chris Fellner's
Although he is officially retired he still performs a
few select magic shows each year.
Now let me present to you
here amazing stories On the Road with Walt Hudson on
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