The play ran for over I`m Gonna Love You Too - Blondie - Parallel Lines in New York, an Running In The Rain - Ann Bell Fell - Annbellievable! number for a nonmusical. Joseph Merrick was photographed for a carte de visite circa Photo: Wikicommons. In later years, his left and right arms began to grow significant differences and both feet were enlarged.
To add to his troubles, during his childhood he fell and suffered an injury to his hip which left him permanently lame. Despite his physical appearance, the boy and his mother were close. A former housemaid, she was also handicapped and had three additional children, two of whom died at a young age. She herself passed away in of pneumonia. Her death devastated young Joseph. Not only did he lose his closest friend, but his father, now working as a haberdasher, soon married the strict widow Emma Wood Antill who had two children of her Elephant Man - Liberty and demanded young Merrick leave school and earn his living.
Amazingly, despite his growing abnormalities, he found employment at a cigar shop, but his right hand soon became too large to manage the delicate work of rolling cigars. But his appearance frightened prospective customers and his sales were dismal. Joseph Senior would often beat his son if he came home empty-handed and the stepmother would deny him full meals unless he had earned enough to pay for them. As result he ran away—or rather walked away—from home more than once.
After two years, his license to sell was Elephant Man - Liberty on the grounds he was terrifying the community. With no other resource, he went into the Elephant Man - Liberty workhouse system, a Victorian institution for the poor and destitute marked by cruelty. He was 17 at the time, not three as the fictional Ross claims in the play.
With the exception of a brief attempt to find work outside, Merrick remained in the workhouse for Elephant Man - Liberty years. He saw only one way out of his miserable existence. Strangers had always stared at him, so why not get Elephant Man - Liberty to pay for the privilege? He contacted music-hall showman and performer Sam Torr who eventually sold his interest in Merrick to exhibitor Tom Norman. Showing himself as a terrifying oddity was his only means of financial support and it was probably not a happy way to earn his keep, but, unlike the prayed-upon wretch of the play, Merrick was the one who contacted his manager rather the other way around.
Further, Norman disputed his depiction by Treves as a drunken bully, but claimed he treated Merrick fairly and kindly, unlike the brutal Ross. The mask Joseph Merrick wore to cover his facial deformity in public is on display at the Royal London Hospital museum.
Photo: Wikipedia. After Treves examined Merrick and took photographs, the latter returned to his sideshow, having to move on to Belgium after England made his show illegal. The Belgians were no more hospitable and his Austrian manager again not the fictional Ross absconded with his funds and sent him back to his home country.
Merrick found his way to the London Hospital and Treves took him Elephant Man - Liberty. In the play and film, Merrick meets the actress Madge Kendal, the first Coming Home - Various - Blues - 25 Hits & Classics - Volume 2 to shake his hand and the first outside his mother to treat him with kindness.
In reality, the two probably never met. But her husband, W. Kendal, an actor and former medical student, did visit Merrick in his early days at the London Hospital. Leila Maturin. As in the play, the Princess of Wales did meet with Merrick and sent him a Christmas card every year. One of his chief hobbies was building models of famous sites. His miniature reproduction of Mainz Cathedral, which figures prominently in the play, is on exhibit at the Hospital today.
A miniature church reproduction, built by Joseph Merrick, is also on exhibit at the Royal London Hospital museum. The weight of his head, which would have crushed his windpipe, prevented him from sleeping normally so he had to get his rest sitting up.
The death was ruled an accident and Treves concluded that Merrick was experimenting with sleeping. He died trying to be like others. The beloved hymn and its author John Newton, a former slave trader, have inspired a new Broadway musical, but the true history is complex and ambiguous.
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