White clown and black Auguste
Wire of George Footit and Sarah Crockett, both artists of circus, it began its career at the twelve years age. He worked then for Sangers' Circus of London, with which he came to France in 1880.
In 1886, Footit made team for the first time with Chocolat with Medrano. One then saw them with the Hippodrome of the Champ de Mars, then with the New Circus of Paris. During a score of year, they imposed the comic duet between a authoritative Clown white and a Auguste black scapegoat. The expression “I am Chocolat”, meaning “I am Bern”, was popularized by the dialogs of their number. Their common career knew his apogee with the Madness-Shepherdess, in 1905.
On the initiative of Footit, which wanted to make work its sons, they separated in 1910, without being success. Footit launched its own circus, then held a bar, which occurred Montaigne in Paris.
a film of Louis Light, " Chair in bascule" show one their numbers filmed with the New Circus, street Saint-Honore, in Paris. After their number, one often saw them in Irish and American Bar, 33 rue Royale.
- Footit and Chocolat lent their names and their faces with many publicities, in particular that for the soap Hêve, about 1895.
- Footit was married with Annie Ashley Johnstone, in June 1909 with Westminster. It had three children: Thomas, George and Lily. Its descendants then adopted its name of scene.
- Footit is buried with the Cimetière of the Father-Lachaise, in the 93e division
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