Thomas Sink interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-02
Popcorn the Circus Comic was born "somewhere in the east" and he talked about his early interest in magic and how that led to his career as a circus clown. Popcorn described the life of a circus clown, how he developed a few of his routines, and why he decided it was time to retire from the road after thirty-some years in the business.
Interviewee prefers to be called Popcorn rather than by his legal name.
Recorded at Popcorn the Circus Comic's home, Mead, Oklahoma, July 2, 2011.
The "Big Top" Show Goes On : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/003: 00272) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.