Harpo Speaks!

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Harpo Speaks!

Harpo Speaks!

  • Author: Harpo Marx,Rowland Barber
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787203891
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 439
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First published in 1961, this is the autobiography of Harpo Marx, the silent comedian of The Marx Brothers fame. Writing of his life before, during, and after becoming famous by incorporating lovely and humorous stories and anecdotes, Harp Marx tells of growing up in a rough neighborhood and being poor, being bullied and dropping out of school, teaching himself to read, write, tell time, and to play the piano and harp. He speaks of his close relationships with his family members, particularly his mother and brother Leonard (Chico), who would become his partner-in-crime on screen, and the profound effect that the death of his parents Sam and Minnie had on him. Filled with insider tales of his antics on and off stage, and the hard graft he and his brothers put into reaching their level of success, the reader becomes privy to a rare glimpse into Marx’ thoughts on everything and everyone he had the privilege of working with. The book reveals the friendships he forged and the blows he was dealt in show-business, and of his marriage to his wife, actress Susan Fleming, with whom he adopted four children and built a ranch on which they lived happily ever after, along with numerous animals. A thoroughly enjoyable read. “This is a riotous story which is reasonably mad and as accurate as a Marx brother can make it. Despite only a year and a half of schooling, Harpo, or perhaps his collaborator, is the best writer of the Marx Brother. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal “A funny, affectionate and unpretentious autobiography done with a sharply professional assist from Rowland Barber.”—New York Times Book Review “This is a racy autobiography by the mute Marx Brother with the rolling eyes, oversized pants and red wig who could send a glissando reeling over his harp.[...] It is enjoyable reading and polished writing...”—Kirkus Review

Son of Harpo Speaks!

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Son of Harpo Speaks!

Son of Harpo Speaks!

  • Author: Bill Marx
  • Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781557837905
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 317
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Bill Marx, son of Harpo Marx, reflects on his life and what it was like to grow up as the son of a Marx brother. Bill studied composition at the Juilliard School and has composed and performed various styles of music. He became Harpo's musical conductor/arranger at age 16.

Harpo Speaks! With Rowland Barber

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Harpo Speaks! With Rowland Barber

Harpo Speaks! With Rowland Barber

  • Author: Harpo Marx
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Actors
  • Page: 175
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Harpo Speaks-- about New York

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Harpo Speaks-- about New York

Harpo Speaks-- about New York

  • Author: Harpo Marx,Rowland Barber
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 9781892145062
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 55
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Long before vaudeville, Broadway, and the silver screen, Harpo Marx had triumphed on the greatest stage of all: New York City. For a kid on the streets in 1902, every day demanded wit and improvisation. Beyond the door of the tenement at 179 East 93rd Street lay rival gangs, lucky breaks, failed hustles. While his mother, Minnie, was occupied elsewhere—planning her unruly brood’s ultimate destiny—Harpo roamed the streets doing what any self-respecting second-grade dropout would: grabbing the family’s one left-foot skate and heading to Central Park, preparing for the bonfires of a Tammany election night, and hopping on the El to watch “the Gods in Valhalla—which is to say, the New York Giants in the Polo Grounds.” With an unforgettable cast of characters, and set against turn-of-the-century Manhattan, Harpo Speaks . . . About New York overflows with the optimism and sweetness of the kid who, on the off-chance that “Sandy Claus” just might remember him, never forgot to hang his stocking in the airshaft on Christmas Eve.

Popular Pictures of the Hollywood 1940s

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Popular Pictures of the Hollywood 1940s

Popular Pictures of the Hollywood 1940s

  • Author: John Reid
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1411617371
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 156
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A detailed review of 120 popular films, mostly from the 1940s. Includes comprehensive cast and technical credits, plus background and release information.

The Marx Brothers

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The Marx Brothers

The Marx Brothers

A Bio-bibliography

  • Author: Wes D. Gehring
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313245473
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 262
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"Well-researched and informative, this volume brings new light on the comedians' contribution to screen art." The Bookshelf

Harpo Marx as Trickster

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Harpo Marx as Trickster

Harpo Marx as Trickster

  • Author: Charlene Fix
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476601496
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 232
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The author invites readers to spend time in the pleasure of Harpo’s cinematic company while comparing him to tricksters from folklore, myth and legend. The book demonstrates how Harpo, the sweetest, wildest, most magical Marx brother, accomplishes the archetypal trickster’s work. Thirteen chapters examine Harpo’s trickster persona closely in each of the Marx Brothers’ films: The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Room Service, At the Circus, Go West, The Big Store, A Night in Casablanca and Love Happy. Harpo as trickster embodies luck, foolishness, cleverness, mania, hunger, lust, stealing, shape-shifting, gender-bending, alliance with underdogs, attacks on the powerful, musicality, sympathy for animals, magic and mischief. His trickster behaviors in all the films are woven into a composite impression that “with a little luck, will resonate beyond the covers of this book and leak out into the world, making it a more just, flexible, resilient, amusing and magical place.”

A Companion to Film Comedy

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A Companion to Film Comedy

A Companion to Film Comedy

  • Author: Andrew Horton,Joanna E. Rapf
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118327845
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 584
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A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the variety and complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days to the present, this authoritative guide offers an international perspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of its formative social, cultural and political context A wide-ranging collection of 24 essays exploring film comedy from the silent era to the present International in scope, the collection embraces not just American cinema, including Native American and African American, but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and Korea Essays explore sub-genres, performers, and cultural perspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition to individual works Engages with different strands of comedy including slapstick, romantic, satirical and ironic Features original entries from a diverse group of multidisciplinary international contributors

The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy

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The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy

The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy

Larry David, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Dave Chappelle

  • Author: Rick DesRochers
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1441161937
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
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The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy examines how contemporary writer/performers are influenced by the comedic vaudevillians of the early 20th century. By tracing the history and legacy of the vaudeville era and performance acts, like the Marx Brothers and The Three Keatons, and moving through the silent and early sound films of the early 1930s, the author looks at how comic writer/performers continue to sell a brand of themselves as a form of social commentary in order to confront and dispel stereotypes of race, class, and gender. The first study to explore contemporary popular comic culture and its influence on American society from this unique perspective, Rick DesRochers analyzes stand-up and improvisational comedy writing/performing in the work of Larry David, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Dave Chappelle. He grounds these choices by examining their evolution as they developed signature characters and sketches for their respective shows Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, and Chappelle's Show.