Monday, November 23, 2009

Horrific and Humurous birthday children



Born exactly one year apart, and complete opposite silver screen personas: Happy birthday to Boris Karloff and Harpo Marx!

Don't you just love Al Hirschfeld's caricatures?





8 comments:

MANDRA said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Karloff and "carismático" Marx.

MANDRA said...

Great art of the Al Hirschfeld. I really like your site. Thank you Lolita!

Elizabeth said...

Today is my little sister's birthday too! We knew that she shared a birthday with Harpo, but I didn't know it was Boris Karloff's birthday too!

Christopher said...

KARPO TALKS!!

Lolita said...

Mandra:
Thank you! Yeah, Hirschfeld's art is brilliant in its simplicity!

Christopher:
I'm actually reading "Harpo Talks!" at the moment...

Elizabeth:
Cool! I share birthday with Stan Laurel ;)

Christopher said...

..I read "Groucho and Me" back in High School..and can't remember when I enjoyed a book more,so much history..The Vaudeville stories were the best..and with Groucho's wit,really puts you in that place and time..

Elsie said...

It was also kid star Sybil Jason's birthday on Monday. She's still with us!

Lolita said...

Elsie:
Oh, that's great!

Christopher:
A truly awesome biography! Groucho has a tendency to drift away from the subject though, so if you want to read more about the Marx's life Harpo Talks! is the best ;)