Tiny Tim (1932-1996)

Original Photograph

Original press photograph of the eccentric pop performer, known for "Tiptoe through the tulips," on his arrival for a tour in Britain in 1968. In fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.4 x 25.3 cm).

Born Herbert Buckingham Khaury, eccentric entertainer Tiny Tim played regularly on the New York Greenwich Village circuit during the early/mid-60s...The comic incongruity of this middle-aged man, who sang in a cracked falsetto and played the ukulele proved novel enough to warrant a Top 20 US hit in 1968 with ‘Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me’. Several albums and tours followed and at the height of his media fame he attracted a mass audience for his live television marriage on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show to the young girl he called ‘Miss Vicky’ (Victoria May Budinger). His professed celibacy and highly moral sexual standpoint created instant copy and the controversial marriage was well chronicled, from the birth of baby Tulip, to the divorce court. (Oxford Encyclopedia of Popular Music) (13132)

Unsigned Photograph