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Alice from Dallas


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Dimensions 36 × 24 × 1.50 in


Canvas Type

Gallery Wrapped Canvas


Alice lived in Dallas until her death in 1955. She was one of the most beloved women in show business and was the famous “Alice from Dallas” fat lady for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for almost 30 years. At the peak of her 30-year career in show business she weighed 685 pounds.

Alice was married to Frank Julian, a former tattooed man for the Ringling circus. She was the champion fat lady of all time.” said her husband. “There was never a fat lady with the weight, personality and showmanship of Alice.” Show people loved her for her modesty ways and her fine sweet face. In their early days of show business, on long cold rides in chair cars, the younger midgets would sometimes crawl up in Alice’s lap and go to sleep.

Alice was born in Wylie, Texas. Her family moved to Dallas in 1905. Besides her incredible, poundage and warm personality, Alice was amazingly lithe for a circus fat woman. “I’ve seen her walk a mile or more, from the circus grounds to the train, keeping stride with the giant and the thin man.” said Frank Julian, “She kept everyone happy with her cheerful ways She was the greatest.”

Framed: Yes

The artwork comes pre-wired on the back for hanging, signed on the front and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity from the artist.

The artist retains all reproduction and copyrights.

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