I just want to give a plug for Stanley's leather clown noses.
I bought one twenty-two years ago and it's still in good shape. I used it a lot in performance the first ten years and still use it in rehearsal. It has such a distinct (and comfortable) feel when I wear it, that I'm ready to play as soon as I put it on (Pavlov's fool). Foolishly, Drew Richardson January 5, 2007
Update: Drew's clown nose will celebrate its 30th Anniversary May 2015.
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Why use a custom leather clown nose when you can pick up a rubber one for about $10?
I started making custom fitted leather clown noses in New York City during the late 70's. Many clowns wear my noses and are still working in them 20 + years later. I worked in my clown nose for a few decades performing my solo show "Aero Show" and it is still good.
Clown noses are cut specifically for your nose. The nose holes are placed directly under your nostrils for better breathing and airflow. Leather noses do not sweat. They are more comfortable. The custom fitted leather Clown Noses are especially great for those long gigs doing walk around's.
I have made custom leather Clown Noses for many clowns including, Bond Street Theatre Coalition, clowns with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit and Le Rire Medecin in Paris, France along with well over 100 clowns around the world.
Each nose is signed and numbered. Because they are handmade each one is a little different.
Nose Personal Fittings
Yes... I have done many Clown Nose fittings long distance for clowns around the world. This is done by you making then sending me a positive mold of your nose. Many clowns have had a good time making a mold of their nose.
One clown that works with Le Rire Medecin in Paris requested a blue nose. There are a few blue clown nose's around Europe now. I have also made a black punk clown nose complete with a spike.
If you prefer to glue on your leather clown nose, I have had clients do so. However, spirit gum is not my specialty.
Price with a personal fitting $100
Price for long distant clown noses $125, includes shipping within the U.S. (You must send me a positive mold of your nose for the fitting.)
Exclusive Custom Noses
Exclusive design also available
Satisfaction Guaranteed The fitting of your custom fitted leather Clown Nose, even long distance are continue until you are satisfied.
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Tonight, for the sixth year in a row, I played my uke and sang my novelty numbers in front of a friend of mine's vintage clothing shop during the big "art night" known as "Art for Art's Sake" here in NOLA. I wore the leather nose. I have never had more compliments in my life than the compliments I had for the leather nose. It was unbelievable.
It seemed like every person who happened by said something. When I told them it was a custom model, made from a mold of my very own nose they didn't believe me. I showed them the handwriting inside.
What I mean to say is the nose you made me gave me one of the great nights of performing I have ever had, I can never thank you enough.
The New York Original 1st Golden Clown Nose Awards. Made for the first New York Downtown Clown Revue Awards.
Copyright © 1976-2017 Stanley Allan Sherman.
Sherman and Michael McGuigan, 1984
UK clown Guy Heathcote in his new custom fitted leather clown nose. Guy made and mold of his nose, mailed his nose mold to me and I cut his custom fitted leather clown nose to fit his nose.
Hilary Chaplain is an actress, physical comedienne, variety performer and a teacher of clown and physical comedy. Her show is, "A Life In Her Day". www.hilarychaplain.com
Street Theatre (top left to bottom):
Joanna Sherman, Fred Collins, Luanne Dietrich, Michael McGuigan, Mary
Dino (not a custom nose which is why she is sad), Stephen
Bond Street Theatre, a theatre company founded in 1976 by a group of physically skilled, socially concerned actors, was shaped by their diversity of techniques and motivated by their passion to be useful in this world. www.bondst.org
The nose you made fits and looks great! It is just in time for my next round of performances. Thank you, I love it. Thanks! I'm a happy fool.
I just received the nose today. Let me tell you, it is absolutely what I had in mind. Really a fabulous job. I am very sure that "Zippo" the clown will like it.
Clown related links
www.circusnyc.com NYC shows, workshops, gigs, info, resources
www.jugglenyc.com NYC shows, workshops, gigs, info, resources
www.waterfrontmuseum.org David Sharps, shows, classes & museum
www.clownlink.com Clown information
www.bondst.org Bond Street Theatre - helping the world through clowning
www.patchadams.org Patch Adams, healing the world through clowning
physicalcomedy.blogspot by John Towsen
vaudevisuals.com Jim Moore physical theater photographer
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