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Flippo at television station photograph
Description: This photograph shows Flippo, the King of Clowns, behind the scenes at WBNS-TV, Channel 10, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. For decades Flippo was a well-known television personality in the Columbus area. Between 1952 and 1977 he starred in "Tip Top Bandwagon," "Flippo's Big Show," and "The Early Show" on WBNS-TV. "Bob Marvin" was the professional name of Marvin W. Fishman (1927-2006), who was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and began his show-business career as a musician. He started at WBNS in 1950, singing and performing in sketches on the "Homemaker's Hobnob" morning show. Two years later he began his tenure as Flippo, King of the Clowns. He remained at WBNS for 27 years and then spent his last years in television at an early cable-television service, Qube. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06268
Subjects: Columbus (Ohio); Clowns; Television personalities; WBNS-TV (Television station : Columbus, Ohio); Television programs for children; Cultural Ohio--Popular Culture
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)