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Palace of Illusions at Bluegrass Fair, 1980

Posted on July 12, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Tim Deremer beckoned fairgoers to his Palace of Illusions at the Lions Bluegrass Fair in June 1980. Visitors to the Palace of Illusions saw women with various deformities, like Exorcist Woman, who could spin her head 360 degrees, Miss Twisto, who could contort her body inside a box to avoid being stabbed as slats are pushed through, Iron Tongue Girl, who could lift a 30-pound weight with her tongue, or Radium Woman, whose face turned into a skeleton. Money from the show went toward the club’s main civic project, buying eyeglasses for needy children. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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