American Harpists: Harpo Marx, Joanna Newsom, Lucile Lawrence, Sylvia Woods, Elizabeth Smart, Therese Schroeder-Sheker, the Callen Sister

9781156763728: American Harpists: Harpo Marx, Joanna Newsom, Lucile Lawrence, Sylvia Woods, Elizabeth Smart, Therese Schroeder-Sheker, the Callen Sister

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: American classical harpists, American jazz harpists, American rock harpists, Harpo Marx, Joanna Newsom, Lucile Lawrence, Erin Hill, Edna Phillips, Alice Coltrane, Stephanie Bennett, Elizabeth Smart, Dorothy Ashby, Sylvia Woods, Therese Schroeder-Sheker, Zeena Parkins, Marcel Grandjany, Susann McDonald, The Callen Sisters, Corina Brouder, Mia Theodoratus, Baby Dee, Anne LeBaron, Lisa Lynne, Dee Carstensen, Alice Chalifoux, Deborah Henson-Conant, Ruth Berman Harris, Cheryl Ann Fulton, Adele Girard, Pearl Chertok, Yolanda Kondonassis, Ann Hobson Pilot, Vincent Fanelli, Nancy Allen, Anna Maria Mendieta, Casper Reardon, Susan Reed, Betty Glamann, Lydia Cleaver, Lloyd Lindroth, JoAnn Turovsky. Excerpt: Arthur Adolph "Harpo" Marx (November 23, 1888 - September 28, 1964) was an American comedian and film star. He was the second oldest of the Marx Brothers. His comic style was influenced by clown and pantomime traditions. He wore a curly reddish wig, and never spoke during performances (he blew a horn or whistled to communicate). Marx frequently used props such as a walking stick with a built-in bulb horn, and he played the harp in most of his films. Harpo was born in New York City. He grew up in a neighborhood now known as Carnegie Hill on the Upper East Side (E 93rd Street off Lexington Avenue) of Manhattan. The turn-of-the-century building that Harpo called "the first real home they ever knew" (in his memoir Harpo Speaks), was populated with European immigrants, mostly artisans - which even included a glass blower. Just across the street were the oldest brownstones in the area, owned by people like the well-connected Loew Brothers and William Orth. Harpo's parents were Sam Marx (called "Frenchie" throughout his life) and his wife Minnie Schoenberg Marx. Minnie's brother was Al Schoenberg, who changed his name to Al Shean ...

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