Friday, December 5, 2008
by Melani Carty
This was a first for me: the first time my blog has been blogged upon by another blogger! “An e-mail arrived the other day from Melani Carty with a subject line that immediately caught my attention. It said, “Samaroff and Sonia & Pepito the Clown.” I knew instantly the connection between the performers. Within the body of the e-mail, Melani noted that she blogged on Pepito, and his wife, Joanne … “ Read the rest of Ron Pesch’s blog article.
Read more about Samaroff & Sonia, and Pepito the Spanish Clown, in my article The Ballyhoo’ of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Circus’ (1928).
Be sure to visit Ron Pesch’s fabulous website, Actor’s Colony at Bluffton 1908-1938: Buster Keaton and the Muskegon Connection and read his Actors Colony blog.
Ron Pesch’s detailed history of Samaroff and Sonia and his touching blog series, Samaroff and Sonia – A Love Story in Postcards are a great behind-the-scenes look at a vaudeville marriage.