N.p. N.p., circa 1934. Vintage photograph of San Bernardino Ritz Theatre employee holding an "On Strike!" sign to promote the 1934 film "Circus Clown," by photographer Walt Fiss. This appears to have been taken at the intersection of 5th Street and North E Street, just north of the Ritz Theatre, which was located at 423 North E Street in San Bernardino, California. "Walt Fiss Photographer San Bernardino, California" stamp on verso.
Superb photograph of a rather unorthodox advertising campaign for the 1934 comedy "Circus Clown." One of the theatre's ushers picketing up and down the block with a sign that says: "RITZ THEATRE USHERS ON STRIKE! Our Demand - That the Management stop showing 'Circus Clown' with Joe Brown! We Can't work ..... The Laughs are Killing Us! Our Sides Ache .... Our Tonsils are Back-Firing .. We Can't Stand It! You Too Will Sympathize with Us Once You See 'Circus Clown' Now at Ritz Theatre"
Happy Howard (Joe E. Brown) runs off and joins a circus, against the wishes of his father, an ex-circus clown.
8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, small tear on lower center.