John Waters, son of P.T. Barnum

Film · Theater

He was irrepressible. In 1959, filmmaker John Waters posted announcements on telephone poles of his Baltimore neighborhood. From the start, he was both a creator and a P.T. Barnum impresario. Culled from the costumes, props, handwritten scripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, film clips, and more, included in “John Waters, Pope of Trash,” the major exhibition dedicated to Waters’ contributions to cinema.

John Waters: Pope of Trash | Academy Museum | thru August 2024

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