Fat Man Paul Fish - Lobster Boy Grady Stiles
America's eastern seaboard in the 1970's, Carnivals is an homage
to Speedy, Yak-Yak, Obie, Lobster Boy and all the other carnies
who lived and worked on Amusements of America. Theirs was a world
within a world traveling through the chaos of post-Vietnam America
as community of freaks, strippers, clowns and bosses. To them,
their world was sane; it was the rest of America that was crazy.
In an era when Vietnam madness was still tearing at the country
the carnival was their refuge, their home. From the tough, yet
benevolent bosses like Johnny Vivona, to Tony the truck mechanic
and strip show choreographer, to Speedy McNish who rode the
motorcycle Wall of Death to honor his beloved son killed in
Vietnam, the characters of Carnivals make up a unique portrait of
America at a time of upheaval. click here to see and excerpt
from the documentary Carnivals by Martyn Burke
Carnivals Fat Boy and Lobster Boy
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