Saturday, November 13, 2010
Eb5k at the Movies... Prince Randian
Prince Randian from Todd Browning's 1934 classic Freaks(hence the black and white coloring.) My favorite from the movie. The scene where the "freaks" are walking through the rain at night with weapons and the Prince is crawling around and has a knife in his teeth...
"Prince Randian also known as The Snake Man, The Living Torso, The Human Caterpillar and a variety of other names was a famous limbless sideshow performer of the early 1900s, best known for his ability to roll cigarettes with his lips. He was reportedly brought to the United States by P.T. Barnum in 1889 and was a popular carnival and circus attraction for 45 years."
The DVD has the scene where he rolls and lights the cigarette with only his mouth.