Circus sideshow freak Grady Stiles, also known as Lobster Boy. He was murdered by his son  and his Mother. Grady was an angry and abusive man.

Circus sideshow freak Grady Stiles, also known as Lobster Boy. He was murdered by his son and his Mother. Grady was an angry and abusive man.

Robert Owen Melvin  "As a child, he was barred from attending school because of the way he looked; however, he did manage to obtain an education. He excelled at math and often helped with the bookkeeping for the sideshows.    Bob first entered showbusiness in 1949 at Coney Island. From there, he played at "every state fair west of the Mississippi". When he married his longtime girlfriend Virginia in 1952, observers were heard to mutter that the match-up wouldn't last a year, but in fact it…

Robert Owen Melvin "As a child, he was barred from attending school because of the way he looked; however, he did manage to obtain an education. He excelled at math and often helped with the bookkeeping for the sideshows. Bob first entered showbusiness in 1949 at Coney Island. From there, he played at "every state fair west of the Mississippi". When he married his longtime girlfriend Virginia in 1952, observers were heard to mutter that the match-up wouldn't last a year, but in fact it…

History and medical description of the two-headed girl : sold by her agents for her special benefit, at 25 cents (1869)  Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912)  (Source: archive.org)

History and medical description of the two-headed girl : sold by her agents for her special benefit, at 25 cents (1869) Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) (Source: archive.org)

Jenny Lee & Elvira Snow  Freaks has earned its place in history as one of the all-time great cult films, though it wasn’t always beloved. The film was reviled by both critics and audiences upon release in 1932. It was a career-killer for Tod Browning, who had previously been a Hollywood golden child with a string of Lon Chaney hits under his belt and who had just come off the enormous success of Dracula.   The film shocked audiences with its use of actual sideshow “freaks” as actors…

Jenny Lee & Elvira Snow Freaks has earned its place in history as one of the all-time great cult films, though it wasn’t always beloved. The film was reviled by both critics and audiences upon release in 1932. It was a career-killer for Tod Browning, who had previously been a Hollywood golden child with a string of Lon Chaney hits under his belt and who had just come off the enormous success of Dracula. The film shocked audiences with its use of actual sideshow “freaks” as actors…

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