MONACO (2021)- Circus Clown Charlie Rivel w/Guitar
Born in 1896 in Cubelles, near Barcelona, with his real name Josep Andreu i Lasserre, Charlie Rivel is one of the few clowns ever to have achieved true international staraom. Like Grock and the Fratellinis before him, Rivet was beloved all over Europe, feted by royalty and popular audiences alike. From the age of 3, he played in circuses with his father. During a tour of Belgium, his meeting with Charlie Chaplin is decisive. A few years later, he created an acrobatic act in which he imitated Chariot. This parody makes him know success and he takes Charlie as his first nome. In 1974, he receives the Golaen Clown at the First Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival.