She was really a great gift to us all. … I saw art [in her], not just funny. But I saw a person who was gifted with art. I don’t think there’s anything that Madeline Kahn couldn’t do. Nobody could approach the magnificence and wonder of Madeline Kahn.
This sideshow attraction was run by Tom Norman, an infamous British showman who managed John Merrick (a.k.a. The Elephant Man) for a short time. P.T. Barnum referred to Norman as the ‘Silver King’. (via) (via)