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The closing of the Venice Beach Freakshow on 30 April 2017 may have been one of the most emblematic moments in the gentrification of Venice Beach. After a decade of circus-like performances – featuring two-headed turtles, five-legged dogs, bearded ladies, sword swallowers and other cast members who glorified the weird and the outcast – the Venice Beach Freakshow was forced out of its location on the boardwalk.

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Originally posted 2018-08-15 14:06:33.