Marceline (1873-1927), celebrated Spanish clown

September 27, 2014

Marceline (Martinez Orbes, 1873-1927), Spanish clown, who appeared successfully during long engagements at the London Hippodrome (1901-1905) and the New York Hippodrome (1905-1914), but who died in obscurity.
(photo: unknown, circa 1905)

The Mishaps of Marceline – Lost Silent Film Reconstructed, based on the lost film by Thanhouser Company, with acknowledgements to Darren R. Reid.



  1. Hello! I cannot contact you, I am intrigued about where do you got the Marceline picture from! Thank you very much!

    • Hello. Thanks for your message. The photograph of Marceline is one I have had for several years; I think I bought it in a second-hand bookshop.

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