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W O R L D F A M O U S S I A M E S E T W I N S
"B o u n d B y F l e s h"
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Daisy and Violet Hilton – SIAMESE TWINS – Born in 1908 in Brighton, UK.
SOLD AT BIRTH!!
Displayed in CARNIVAL sideshows by their legal guardian. THEY HAD NO RIGHTS!!
The beautiful girls became the biggest STARS of VAUDEVILLE, earning bags of money. THEY NEVER SAW THE MONEY!!
In 1936 they sued for their FREEDOM – and WON!
Starred in “Freaks” and "Chained for Life"
Here is the REAL, UNTOLD story of DAISY AND VIOLET HILTON
“Bound By Flesh” a film by Leslie Zemeckis (director of "Behind the Burly Q")
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THE AMERICAN SIDESHOW
American sideshows were in fairs, circuses and carnivals. There were acts such as glass blowers, musicians, and also the freaks. Most freaks just stood there while the audience wondered past. The Hilton Sisters however were trained to put on an engaging act. They sang, they danced and played a variety of musical instruments. They were “hugely popular."
“Bound By Flesh” explores the American sideshow, its origins and its heyday when the Hilton Sisters were on display for huge “streams” of crowds pouring into the tent to get a glimpse of these “fetching” sisters. The film includes interviews with Ward Hall, known as the “King of the Sideshow.” He is the last of the sideshow promoters in the style of a P.T. Barnum.
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