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eBook Son of Harpo Speaks! ePub

by Bill Marx

  • ISBN: 1557837902
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Bill Marx
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Applause (October 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 328
  • ePub book: 1285 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1695 kb
  • Other: rtf lit azw lrf
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 291

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Bill Marx is the last living person to have worked professionally with the three Marx Brothers, his uncles Chico and Groucho and his father.

Son of Harpo Speaks! book. For many years, friends and family have asked me, 'Bill, why. Bill Marx This is "For many years, friends and family have asked me, 'Bill, why don't you write a book about your life? You must have had quite a childhood growing up with your dad, Harpo, and those zany uncles of yours, the Marx Brothers. And what about those weird, maybe fatalistic happenings you've experienced that can only be described as lieve?'" - Bill Marx This is Bill Marx's story.

Harpo's explanation: Harpo said in Harpo Speaks! that the brothers had named Herbert for Mr. Zippo, a chimpanzee that . Their last Paramount film, Duck Soup (1933), directed b. . Zippo, a chimpanzee that was part of another performer's act. Herbert found the nickname very unflattering, and when it came time for him to join the act, he put his foot down and refused to be called "Zippo" Their last Paramount film, Duck Soup (1933), directed by the highly regarded Leo McCarey, is the highest rated of the five Marx Brothers films on the American Film Institute's "100 years.

Harpo Marx with his children Bill, Alex, Jimmy, and Minnie. Harpo Marx and Shirley Temple - how many hours of entertainment from these two and more. we had wonderful television 'back in the day'. Harpo Marx and Shirley Temple Community Post: 30 Bizarre Celebrity Couples Groucho with his first wife, Ruth and son, Arthur. Ruth is holding their new-born daughter. Find this Pin and more on The Marx Brothers by MN.

Bill Marx is the last living person to have worked professionally with the three Marx Brothers: his uncles, Chico and .

Bill Marx is the last living person to have worked professionally with the three Marx Brothers: his uncles, Chico and Groucho, and his father, Harpo Marx. Because Chico and Groucho had children that had written about them, Bill Marx wanted to complete the Marx Brothers' literary trifecta by authoring a book about the personal and professional relationships that he had with his father.

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Written by Mr. Bill Marx, narrated by Mr. Bill Marx. You must have had quite a childhood growing up with your dad, Harpo, and those zany uncles of yours, the Marx Brothers. And what about those weird, maybe fatalistic happenings you've experienced that can only be described as lieve?'" -Bill Marx. Son of Harpo Speaks! A Family Portrait, was produced, written, and narrated, with voices and music, by Bill Marx and produced by Joe Bevilacqua.

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Bill Marx is the last living person to have worked professionally with the three Marx Brothers, his uncles Chico and Groucho and his father, Harpo Marx. Because Chico and Groucho had children that had written about them, Bill Marx wanted to complete the Marx Brothers' literary trifecta by authoring a book about the personal and professional relationships that he had with his father. Son of Harpo Speaks!, in addition to offering a unique perspective of a very special man and revealing many stories never before in print, is also a book about a "too-Hollywood-to-believe" life-altering quirk of fate that ultimately brought him together with his parents. The background for this remarkable revelation unfolded unassumingly over a glass of wine and some conversation in the famous 1960s nightclub, Dino's Lodge, on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. It would subsequently lead the author to explore the complex life task of dealing with his emotional scars of rejection and the secure feelings of acceptance, the latter due to his overwhelmingly good fortune of having been adopted by two loving parents. Plenty of "show-biz" and "sizzle" are also sprinkled throughout to make for a very enjoyable read.

Comments

Steelcaster Steelcaster
I have a rather large library of books concerning the Marx Brothers and consider myself to be as well versed as anyone with regard to the lives of the principle three actors, Harpo, Chico, and Groucho. I originally purchased "SoHS" with hope of further insight to the lives of Gummo and Zeppo. I got that, but only a minor spoonful of what I really wanted to know. Instead I got a healthy serving of how Harpo and his beloved Susan lived, worked, and raised their four kids. You'd think that was enough, but it isn't. Harpo's oldest son has plowed forth in life, full of naievity that required a sore education in the school of hard knocks. Gifted and intelligent, Bill Marx narrates his education as a Marx child, a celebrity's son, a man forced into growing up with some burdens similar to our own, and some unique. I found amazing parallels to my own life in his writing until I realized, they aren't so amazing! On the other hand, through a remarkable series of coincidences, Bill learns about his ancestry, who his birth mother was, why he was put up for adoption, and why he is still loved by his late parents; all of them.

There is a stream of consciousness Marx Brothers movie included in the end of the text, and I could have done without it, but for whatever reason it is there. Some of Bill's stories are so funny that I literally burst out laughing and woke up my wife in doing so. The goldfish in the clinic being one.

I the end, I have to say, I wish I knew Billy Marx more intimately as a friend, a buddy, a pal. I still have questions about Uncles Gummo and Zeppo, but I know Bill very well, just as he knows me. And we haven't yet met in person.

If you are a confirmed Marxist, and frankly, you won't be reading this unless you are, this is a necessary component of your library. Harpo would give it five honks, I gave it four. You should honk it yourself.
Cerekelv Cerekelv
As a big Marx Bros fan I have a collection of all movies and most books.
I was happy to have the opportunity to purchase this latest addition for my library.
Would like to have discovered more "untold stories" of the Marx Bros
and there are a few new ones in here. Suppose most have been covered before in previous books.
Bill Marx does a competent job with the Autbiogrpahy and is very grounded and honest.
Recommended for all the "fans"
Yannara Yannara
This book was more like Billy Speaks. I read Harpo Speaks many years ago and still have my copy which I loved!! This is more about Bill Marx than Harpo even though Bill was a Marx. It's more his story than more about his father, which he loved very much and I don't blame him since a lot of people loved Harpo. Very interesting story from Bill and his life, I really liked it a lot.
Truthcliff Truthcliff
Not the book to read for a lot of information on his dad, Harpo Marx. However if you read Harpo Speaks this is a great companion that expands on the family story through the eyes of the eldest son. I really enjoyed it and his class and humor.
Gldasiy Gldasiy
Bob Marx had a very interesting and individual history. He is probably the luckiest guy in the world. He was adopted by Harpo Marx, and was a gifted musician because his birth parents had musical talent. His story is very interesting with lots of interesting stories of celebrities of a long-gone era. I found it very entertaining and easy to read. I recommend it!!
Kelerana Kelerana
For those who remember the Marx brothers, especially Harpo, this is a warm and fuzzy read. Once one hears Bill Marz perform, it is even more fun to read
Nirn Nirn
Quite interesting when the author talks about his family and their famous relatives and friends. When he talks about his own life and career -- not so much.
The author has some charm, and comes off as a really nice guy, but there is an amazing lack of anecdotes that one would expect from a book like this. It's Bill's autobiography, but a guy who grew up (for instance) knowing George Burns and Gracie Allen as Uncle George and Aunt Gracie really ought to have some stories about them as well. I was basically disappointed.