Gabba gabba hey!

September 17, 2012

Well, I sure hope there’ll be some of these sets left towards the end of the month when I can buy them: Chicago artist Gail Potocki‘s first series of trading cards entitled Freaks! Printed in a limited edition of just 100 copies (!!!) these letterpressed beauties offers up “history’s most recognizable sideshow performers “, so you’ll get Schlitzie the Pinhead and the Hilton Sisters among others. Get them via Century Guild here and you’ll find her official website here.

Speaking of freaks I sure hope you haven’t missed out on Daniel P. Mannix‘s great book FREAKS: We Who Are Not As Others (you’ll find it on Amazon) or Tod Browning‘s 1932 masterpiece with the same name (where both Schlitzie and the Hiltons appear alongside other sideshow legends like Prince Randian I might add.) A true oddity if there ever was one it still has the power to give you chills 80+ years after it was released. Check out the (fan made) trailer:



  1. Those are fabulous. 🙂

    • They sure are 😀 I’m just hoping there are some left next week 😉

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