In 1928, a businessman named Pablo Celis Cuevas created the Bullfighter Fireman (El bombero torero) character and began acting as a comedic bullfighter imitating Charlie Chaplin. Cuevas debuted in Madrid in a festival to raise funds for Russian children who were refugees from the World War I and kept the show going for over two decades. In 1953 he created a new act in which he incorporated eight dwarves into his group. Since then this spectacle has been performed in Spain and other countries like France, Algeria, China and Lebanon. Even today, there are still companies that put on this show in a variety of bullfighting festivities throughout Spain.
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