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Asbury Park, New Jersey: Tillie the Clown, Bumper Car Ladies (Gone)

It's gone, they tore down the old amusement hall.


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Tillie the Clown, Bumper Car Ladies

It's gone, they tore down the old amusement hall.

[Robert Flanigan, 11/22/2004]

On June 11, 2004, the 16-ft. tall clown face of Tillie was removed from the Palace Amusements building, which was slated for demolition. Two Tillie the Clown paintings, overlayed with neon, had decorated the building since the late 1940s or early 1950s. The painting will be restored and Tillie will be back on display somewhere in Asbury Park at some point in the future. Also preserved for future generations -- The Bumper Car Ladies.

Leering clown face a Springsteen collectible

Bruce Springsteen fans are hoping someone will rescue the mural and Clown Face on the side of the old Palace amusement arcade in Asbury Park, NJ. Springsteen once posed with Tillie the clown in a promo photo....

[11/22/1998] Complete News Story

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