Bearded Lady

Discussions of new films, books, television shows, and media indirectly related to magic and magicians. For example, there may be a book on mnemonics or theatrical technique we should know or at least know about.

Postby Bill Mullins » 02/17/13 01:31 PM

Julia Pastrana was a Mexican Bearded Lady in the mid 19th century (also known as the Bear Woman). She died of complications from childbirth in 1860. After she died, her husband preserved her body and that of her baby and toured and exhibited them in freak shows. She was buried last Tuesday at her birthplace in Mexico.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/18/13 11:02 AM

I read about that: her husband was a real turd. Can you imagine touring with the stuffed bodies of your wife and your child and charging for admission? Horrible.
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Postby Bob Farmer » 02/19/13 09:31 AM

The husband's legacy continues: see any reality TV show.
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