Giraffes on Horseback Salad : Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made
by Josh Frank and Tim Heidecker and Manuela Pertega


Overview - This lushly illustrated graphic novel re-creates a lost Marx Brothers script written by modern art icon Salvador Dali.

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. Author and lost-film buff Josh Frank unearthed the original script, and Dali's notes and sketches for the project, tucked away in museum archives. 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.

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Overview
This lushly illustrated graphic novel re-creates a lost Marx Brothers script written by modern art icon Salvador Dali.

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. Author and lost-film buff Josh Frank unearthed the original script, and Dali's notes and sketches for the project, tucked away in museum archives. 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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594749230
  • ISBN-10: 159474923X
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • Publish Date: March 2019
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


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