Oakland Tribune: Famous Clown Coming (1931)

WEDNESDAY EVENING, Oakland, California, JULY 29, 1931 

Pepito, noted Spanish fun maker, will be a feature of The Oakland Tribune theater party Monday evening at the Orpheum. Pepito will meet the boys personally on the mezzanine of the theater. Besides his act, there are lots of other big numbers on the program. 

Theater party to be given next Monday evening as Pepito, the famous Spanish clown, is in town this week! He’s at the Orpheum theater in a new act on the current bill of RKO vaudeville. Pepito, noted for his  laugh-provoking and for his ridiculously funny make-up, has been lauded for years, both in America and in Europe, as a fine attraction for the youngsters.

The Tribune, anxious to express its gratitude for the fine work and cooperation displayed this summer by its carriers, has arranged for a special theater party for the boys after the show. The party will be next Monday evening after the performance. Pepito will meet the boys personally on the mezzanine floor of the theater, engage in a bit of handshaking and timely gossip about the newspaper business and the show business.

Pepito has many years’ experience in clowning as a background for his present vaudeville tour, having at one time been holder of the official post of Court Clown for His Majesty King Alfonso of Spain, the highest honor to be awarded a performer in the days when Alfonso held the throne. He has also travelled extensively with European circuses and and has spent the last five years in America, enjoying even greater success than in Europe.

Other acts of interest on the same bill with Pepito are Eva Puck and Sam White; Furman, Sharkey and Lorraine, harmony trio; and a quartet of youngsters, adept in the art of terpsichore, bill themselves as “Eight Feet of Rhythm.”  The picture is entitled “The Miracle Woman” and stars Miss Barbara Stanwyck, locally popular through her past success in the picture, “Illicit.” 


Oakland Tribune, Wednesday evening edition, July 29, 1931

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s