Clifford Combes

Clifford Combes, Muriel Combes, and Pepito the Spanish Clown (2011)

January 1, 2011 To write the biography of Pepito and Joanne, I have organized their personal archive of photos and newspaper clippings; and researched all the available historical newspaper databases on the internet.   One of the missing pieces is Pepito’s scrapbook of his entire vaudeville career, which sat in Pepito & Joanne’s Santa Ana parlor for decades, bulging with yellowing clippings and old photos.  The scrapbook was sold off when Joanne’s estate was liquidated in 2005.  If only I could find that scrapbook, so many questions could be answered, and it would be so much simpler to put the P&J…

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