A rare photo of the Wild Boy, circa 1966.
When the act broke up, Dieguito remained in the show and became 'Dieguito The Rubber Boy.' In the United States he was introduced as a 'Real Wild Boy.'
Before being introduced, the Outside Talker prompted the audience by saying,
|"Ladies & Gentlemen, look at your children. Hug them, kiss them, love them, and give Thanks to God that you do not have a child like this!"|
He also double as a clown. During the circus performance, the Ringmaster would shout, "Please Stay seated, do not be alarmed. . . The Wild Boys has escaped!" At that point the clowns would come in running, being chased by Dieguito, and they would go into the "Cherry Berry" to the delight and laughter of the audience.
Two clowns, dress in safari costume, Capture the Wild Boy, and carry him out, being followed by the clowns.
Dieguito also performed, in other Side Shows as a fortune teller, an idiot savant, and a bilingual outside talker.
Like it or not, he continues to scare people. Well, may be not so much scare them, as annoy them.
The Wild Man visits the Kilohana Luau in Kaua'i, Hawaii.
|The Wild Boy 2006|