Red Skelton museum

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Red Skelton museum

Postby epeterd » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:34 pm

I stopped at the new Red Skelton museum at Vincennes Univ in Indiana today. It's small but pretty good. It mostly focused on his television work. The lady working at the desk said that phase ii, which they hope to have completed by next fall will have stuff about his radio, vaudeville, and philanthropic work. They kinda rushed to open in time for his 100th birthday last month.
There were display cases with his costumes for quite a few of his characters including Cauliflower McPugg, Sheriff Deadeye, and others. By each case there is a tv screen where you can play a video of that particular character. There is a 10 minute video they show in a small theater when you first come in. Jack isn't mentioned by name, though they do show a clip a couple seconds long of him sitting with a chimp. They also have about a dozen of Red's paintings, all of clowns. He was a pretty good painter as well as comedian.
Anyway, if any of y'all get a chance to see it, go for it. I'd like to go again once they gave phase ii completed.
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Re: Red Skelton museum

Postby Mister Kitzel » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:13 am

It would be nice to visit the Red Skelton Museum. I had to good fortune of seeing Red Skelton do a full two hour show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. Red was in his 80's and still on top of his game.
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Re: Red Skelton museum

Postby Moose Hatrack » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:21 am

Mason City has a terrific museum next to the boyhood home of Meredith Willson. The main feature of the two story building is the Main Street out of The Music Man. Great fun and first class staff!
(I'm just a tourist, not a stockholder!)
That's funny, Norman Krasna loved that joke.
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Re: Red Skelton museum

Postby JudyR » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:35 am

It's wonderful to know our past and favorite comedians are remembered. Knowing how much they are still loved by us all makes it all the better. Vincennes University should be very proud. :D
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