Two of the the featured performers from Tod Browning's 1932 movie Freaks.Cool poster of the conjoined twins!
Did you ever see "Chained for Life"? They started out with a sad story (sold to the sideshow) but ended up running a restaurant in Florida. I have pictures somewhere. Whenever I hear "The Hilton Sisters" I ONLY think of Daisy and Violet, not those other...two.
Does anyone know if it's true that they ran a hotel in Pittsburgh?
Donna, I saw Chained for Life long before I did Freaks; it's given a mention in the Medved brothers' first "Golden Turkey Awards" book for a good reason!Before that, I think I first read of them in a book about human "oddities". The exact title of it escapes me at the moment; I must dig up that paperback again!As for the "other" Hiltons, most people now think of ONLY Paris (if at all), who's not quite in the spotlight like she used to be! (I think her latest reality show tanked.)
@ a-natural-man: I found my book on human oddities, Very Special People by Frederick Drimmer (1973); Drimmer mentions the Hiltons ran a Pittsburgh hotel in one sentence. The Wikipedia page for the Hilton twins mentions a biography put out in 2006 that may contain the most up-to-date info on the ladies. Seems like a great read worth hunting down!
Someone should surgically connect Paris and Nicky Hilton and then film their wacky hijinks. Now that would be a reality show.
Natural-Man: Life Mag did a great pictorial on them in the 60s where one supported Nixon and the other McGovern! I looked for the pix yesterday but they were no longer on Life/Google. They may be here on this blog from a few years ago, let me check. I think they ran a restaurant in Florida.
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