Having to decide which of the freaks to add to his collection, Edward Mordrake learns more about them and their backgrounds. He shows a particular interest in Elsa who tells him about her days as a dominatrix in 1930s Germany. It's the pornographic films she also made that led to her losing her legs. Meanwhile Jimmy's motorcycle runs out of gas and with Maggie Esmerelda in tow they head off through the woods to get back home. When they see Twisty the Clown attack one of his prisoners, who has just managed to escape, Jimmy decides to do something about it. Dandy has his own ideas however. When Mordrake appears, we learn of Twisty's history and how he was bullied by some of the freaks while working as a circus clown and, unable to work, tried to end it all. Mordrake seems to have found the one he is looking for. Back at the freak show, Stanley arrives and tells Elsa he's a Hollywood talent scout.
Did You Know?
Edward Mordrake appears to Elsa in her dressing room and addresses her as 'Fraulein'. Mordrake is an English character who grew up in the latter half of the 19th Century and absolutely would not have addressed an older woman whom he didn't know by using the diminutive word Fraulein. He most definitely would have addressed Elsa as Frau. See more
Twisty the Clown
I was the special children's clown to Rusty Westchester's Traveling Carnival. I made 'em laugh. I love the children. But not the freaks.
References Sunset Blvd.
Was Lachst Du, Was Weinst Du
Performed by Magda Schneider See more