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Harpo Marx (1888–1964)

Autor(a) de Harpo Speaks!

7+ Works 658 Membros 13 Reviews 2 Favorited

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Associated Works

Duck Soup [1933 film] (1933) 115 cópias, 1 resenha
A Night at the Opera [1935 film] (1935) 103 cópias, 2 resenhas
A Day at the Races [1937 film] (1937) — Actor — 68 cópias, 2 resenhas
Animal Crackers [1930 film] (1930) — Actor — 64 cópias, 2 resenhas
Horse Feathers [1932 film] (1932) — Actor — 56 cópias, 2 resenhas
Monkey Business [1931 film] (1931) — Actor — 55 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Best of the Marx Brothers (2007) — Autor — 40 cópias
A Night in Casablanca [1946 film] (1946) — Actor — 40 cópias, 2 resenhas
I Love Lucy: The Complete Fourth Season (1954) — Guest star — 33 cópias
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy (2009) — Actor — 26 cópias
The Big Store [1941 film] (1941) 22 cópias
Room Service [1938 film] (1938) — Actor — 21 cópias, 3 resenhas
At the Circus [1939 film] (1939) — Actor — 21 cópias, 2 resenhas
Room Service / At the Circus (2004) — Actor — 19 cópias, 1 resenha
Go West / The Big Store (2004) — Actor — 18 cópias, 1 resenha
Love Happy [1949 film] (2014) — Actor — 13 cópias
The Story of Mankind [1957 film] (1975) — Actor — 10 cópias, 1 resenha

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Marx, Harpo
Nome de batismo
Marx, Adolph (birth)
Marx, Arthur (changed, 1911)
Data de nascimento
1888-11-23
Data de falecimento
1964-09-28
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Los Angeles, California, USA
Ocupação
comedian
actor
Relacionamentos
Marx, Groucho (brother)
Marx, Maxine (niece)
Marx, Bill (son)
Organizações
Algonquin Round Table

Membros

Resenhas

Synopsis: Harpo reflects on his life, career, family and friends.

Review:
 
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DrLed | outras 12 resenhas | Jun 15, 2024 |
Harpo Marx's memoir is a largely entertaining string of actor's stories and name-dropping (Harpo knew everybody and was especially close to Alexander Woollcott and Oscar Levant). The Marx brothers' movies are barely mentioned. Also, if you are a young person, you should watch some of the movies before you read this, since Harpo's descriptions of his antics work best if you have seen him perform.
 
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markm2315 | outras 12 resenhas | Jul 1, 2023 |
Absolutely delightful. Can't recommend enough; just a wonderful read if you're at all interested in unusual life stories. This would be an interesting pairing with Charlie Chaplin's autobiography; both men came from poverty, became expert physical comedians, and eventually wealthy mega-stars. Where Chaplin ends up slightly sour (understandably!), Harpo is warm throughout, even during some hair-raising adventures.
Recommendation: Toward the end of the book, look for his and his wife's philosophy on starting and running a family. Their approach to telling their four children, all adopted, their origin story is so special.
As a note, the Hoopla edition is full of typos, so just lower your expectations there and you'll be fine!
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emilymcmc | outras 12 resenhas | Jun 24, 2023 |
The silent Marx Brother is surprisingly wordy in this entertaining memoir. Harpo's early days are full of stories of hustling and mischief in a Jewish enclave of Manhattan. Then his mother Minnie shaped the Marx Brothers into a performing troupe with years and years of grueling tours across the country. They become famous on Broadway and then in Hollywood, although Harpo spends surprisingly little time talking about their films.

The book sags a bit when Harpo talks about how his friendship with theater critic Alexander Woollcott earned him a spot on the Algonquin Roundtable. There are pages and pages of stories about playing croquet and traveling the world with the literati. Things pick up again in 1933 when Harpo became the first American performer to tour the Soviet Union and how he became a courier for the State Department on the way home. Later parts in the book are charmingly wholesome as he gives up his longtime bachelor status to marry Susan Fleming and together they raise four children.

A great book for fans of the Marx Brothers and anyone with in interest in early 20th century show business.
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Othemts | outras 12 resenhas | Feb 14, 2022 |

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Obras
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Also by
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Membros
658
Popularidade
#38,343
Avaliação
4.1
Resenhas
13
ISBNs
22
Idiomas
6
Favorito
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