"I was the same kind of father as I was a harpist - I played by ear." ~ Harpo Marx

"I was the same kind of father as I was a harpist - I played by ear." ~ Harpo Marx

Only Harpo Marx could play 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' on a harp on I Love Lucy, and be completely mesmerizing

The Marx Brothers

Only Harpo Marx could play 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' on a harp on I Love Lucy, and be completely mesmerizing

Harpo Marx playing - the harp! The whole world of music in Hollywood heyday was a fascinating research line for this book.

Harpo Marx playing - the harp! The whole world of music in Hollywood heyday was a fascinating research line for this book.

Because Harpo couldn't compete with the comedic wits of his brothers, his lines were taken away from him. Though insulted at first, he soon became a gifted mime, particularly in his use of facial expressions and a honking horn.

Because Harpo couldn't compete with the comedic wits of his brothers, his lines were taken away from him. Though insulted at first, he soon became a gifted mime, particularly in his use of facial expressions and a honking horn.

"I am the most fortunate self-taught harpist and non-speaking actor who has ever lived." - Harpo Marx <3

"I am the most fortunate self-taught harpist and non-speaking actor who has ever lived." - Harpo Marx <3

Harpo Marx, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin ...Dean and Jerry aren't too good at "Gookie-ing"!

Harpo Marx, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin ...Dean and Jerry aren't too good at "Gookie-ing"!

Young Groucho and Harpo Marx with their terrier. I mentally drew a mustache on Groucho then I saw the resemblance....hahahaha!

Young Groucho and Harpo Marx with their terrier. I mentally drew a mustache on Groucho then I saw the resemblance....hahahaha!

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 blonde wig, and never spoke during performances (he blew a horn or whistled to communicate). Marx frequently used props such as a horn cane, made up of a lead pipe, tape, and a bulbhorn, and he played the harp in most of his films.

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 blonde wig, and never spoke during performances (he blew a horn or whistled to communicate). Marx frequently used props such as a horn cane, made up of a lead pipe, tape, and a bulbhorn, and he played the harp in most of his films.

Jose Iturbi, Lucille Ball, Harpo Marx and Fred Astaire rehearsing the routine they will put on for troops during the WWII USO tour.

Jose Iturbi, Lucille Ball, Harpo Marx and Fred Astaire rehearsing the routine they will put on for troops during the WWII USO tour.

Harpo Marx with his wife Susan Fleming. I never knew much about the Marx brothers...Harpo really was a sweet person!

Harpo Marx with his wife Susan Fleming. I never knew much about the Marx brothers...Harpo really was a sweet person!

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