Tim Torkildson

+Tim Torkildson spent nearly twenty years as a circus clown. Today he works as a freelance writer and blogger edpillsbelgium.com.
July 18, 2012

The History Of White Lead Poisoning Among Circus Clowns

Whitening the human face for comic effect has its roots in ancient Greek theater. Comic characters were portrayed wearing white masks, while the tragic heroes were usually cast in black masks.