The Auers / The Novelty Clintons

comedic acrobats / 1900s



Gretchen Marion Broughton & Clinton Seymour Peterson

From the turn of the century through the 1920s Clinton Peterson enjoyed a remarkable career as a vaudeville star,
working in a trained horse act, later branching out into acrobatics, first as "Auer and DeOnzo" then with his
wife Gretchen as "The Auers" and finally, as the "Novelty Clintons" famous for extraordinary jumping.

Theatre Magazine, Volume 4 #37; March 1904
- listing for Proctor's Fifth Ave. Theatre:
"...the Auers, with their rag picures;"


1904 Proctor's (Newark) Vaudeville program


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