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Flippo at television station photograph
Description: Flippo, the King of Clowns played by comic and musician Bob Marvin is shown here behind the scenes at WBNS-TV, Channel 10, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. In this image Flippo (in costume) is standing next to a rolling stepladder on which is standing an unidentified man wearing glasses. Flippo was a well-known television personality in the Columbus, Ohio, area. Between 1952 and 1977 he starred in "Tip Top Bandwagon," "Flippo's Big Show," and "The Early Show" on WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate station in Columbus. "Bob Marvin" was the professional name of Marvin W. Fishman (1927-2006), 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: AL06269
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)