Bill Griffith Spotlight
Bill started off talking about Toronto’s 1965 event at the CNE and how it inspired Zippy the Pinhead and also his current book about Schlitzie Surtees, a real life circus sideshow performer with microcephaly. Griffith spoke about Schlitzie early life, the origin of Zippy, his seeing the movie that Schlitzie was in (1932’s Freaks), the background of the movie and it’s director, the information that Bill could confirm and could not, who Schlitzie performed with and what happened to him later on in life. The panel was moderated by Mark Askwith.
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