For Jerry Maren, the central member of the Lollipop Guild, it was also a career maker. My teen-age summers were usually spent jobless and alone, watching Turner Classic Movies in my basement, as if it were a bunker for laying low until it was again. Journalists who spoke to ex-Munchkins did it strictly from hunger, but, in the rare instances when they went deep, an almost unbearably poignant narrative emerged. One peasant family sold their daughters to a travelling dwarf impresario at a hundred and fifty dollars a head. Many midgets are amazingly vain.
Dwarfism is short stature due to a genetic or medical condition, with an adult height of 4 feet, 10 inches or less. There are an estimated types of dwarfism. People with these conditions typically have normal intelligence and abilities, although some conditions can cause health problems, particularly involving the bones. The types of dwarfism have different causes and physical characteristics, though they are all characterized by short stature. Most of the conditions are genetic and present at birth. There are two main categories of dwarfism:.
As soon as the word came out of her mouth, it stung. I was so surprised she had used that word to describe me! How could she? We had been friends for so long.