Join us at the Doylestown Bookshop as we welcome graphic novelist JOSH FRANK to the store to sign copies of his new book, GIRAFFES ON HORSEBACK SALAD, an adaptation of a script penned by SALVADORE DALI written for the MARX BROTHERS that was thought to be lost forever!
This is event is free and open to the public.
DATE: Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 6:00 pm
LOCATION: The Doylestown Bookshop. Get directions from your location to the Doylestown Bookshop.
ABOUT GIRAFFES ON HORSEBACK SALAD
Surrealism meets Hollywood meets film history in this graphic novel, which turns an unproduced script by Salvador Dali into a fantastic comedy starring Groucho, Chico, and Harpo Marx.
Grab some popcorn and take a seat...The curtain is about to rise on a film like no other! But first, the real-life backstory: Giraffes on Horseback Salad was a Marx Brothers film written by modern art icon Salvador Dali, who’d befriended Harpo. Rejected by MGM, the script was thought lost forever. But author Josh Frank found it, and with comedian Tim Heidecker and Spanish comics creator Manuela Pertega, he’s re-created the film as a graphic novel in all its gorgeous full-color, cinematic, surreal glory. In the story, a businessman named Jimmy (played by Harpo) is drawn to the mysterious Surrealist Woman, whose very presence changes humdrum reality into Dali-esque fantasy. With the help of Groucho and Chico, Jimmy seeks to join her fantastical world—but forces of normalcy threaten to end their romance. Includes new Marx Brothers songs and antics, plus the real-world story behind the historic collaboration.
ABOUT JOSH FRANK
Josh Frank is author of Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies, In Heaven Everything Is Fine, and, with Black Francis and Steven Appleby, the illustrated novel The Good Inn. In his spare time, he owns and operates the Blue Starlite Mini-Urban Drive-In Movie Theatre in Austin, Texas.