Evening @ the Barn: Remembering Groucho
Steve Stoliar is the author of the bittersweet memoir Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho's House, about which, Woody Allen wrote:
"It's one of the best books about a show-business icon I've ever read. It makes Groucho live so much more than the conventional bios."
Steve was a young Groucho Marx fan(atic) who landed the plum job of working in the home of the legendary comedian as Groucho's personal secretary and archivist. In addition to getting to know his hero, Steve was able to spend quality time with Zeppo, Gummo, Mae West, George Burns, Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon, SJ Perelman, Steve Allen, and scores of other luminaries of stage, screen, TV and literature. The downside of this dream-come-true was getting close to his idol as the curtain was ringing down and dealing with Erin Fleming the mercurial woman in charge of Groucho's personal and professional life.
The program will consist of Steve's reminiscences of the three years he spent with Groucho, including rare and remarkable clips from Steve's never-before-seen 1974 "home movie" of Groucho, in which the venerable entertainer sings and gives a brief interview. Steve's presentation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Steve Stoliar has been a professional writer and voice-over actor for more than twenty-five years, penning episodes of such television series as Murder She Wrote, Simon & Simon and Sliders, as well as providing voices for numerous animated specials.
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