St.Harpo Day

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On this Fifth day of the month of Harpo, we again celebrate the life and legacy of St.Harpo Marx.

The oldest of the five Marx Brothers, St.Harpo was originally born Adolph Arthur Marx, but changed his name so he wouldn’t remind people of the then little known dictator Adolph Boopski. Now that I think about it, little is still known about Adolph Boopski, but that is beside the point.

In an early vaudeville review a critic wrote that St.Harpo ‘performed beautiful pantomime which was ruined whenever he spoke’, which was likely due to him sounding like a cross between Barry White and Carol Channing, from then on he performed mute, taking his cue from the Greek/Egyptian god Harpocrates, the god of silence.

By the Gregorian calendar he was born on the 23rd day of November 1888, and died on the 28th day of September 1964.

Hail Eris – All Hail St.Harpo

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