When Jerry Lewis Out-Crazied John Waters

Big news! Jerry Lewis has granted the Library of Congress the negative to “The Day The Clown Cried” (with a 10-year embargo). You’ve never seen this 1992 masterpiece? My dear, it’s more John Waters than John Waters. As Bruce Handy reminded us in this article published when the movie came out, the picture is the proof of “how Jerry Lewis — not John Waters — made the world’s first movie about a clown in Auschwitz.”

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