And now for something completely different. Zack Handlen joins Jimmy Failla on the Off the Meter radio program to talk about Handlen's new book If You Like Monty Python... Handlen offers alternative programming for Python fans and reminisces about his favorite sketches. This episode has been re-edited and reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of Off the Meter.

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If You Like Monty Python... by Zack Handlen (Limelight Editions)
This is the first book to look at everything influenced by the Pythons, but also at those who came before them – from the classic British comedies to the Marx Brothers, and everything in the Python universe, from Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda to Spamalot and BrazilIf You Like...Monty Python is a book for any fan who has graduated from the Ministry of Silly Walks and wants more. 

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Zack Handlen spends his free time watching TV and movies and taking copious notes. His work can be seen online at the Onion AV Club, where he reviews television shows, books, and film. Follow him on Twitter.

Off the Meter is a radio program hosted by Jimmy Failla: cabbie, comic, writer, and radio machine. Click here to listen to this entire episode. 

The If You Like series plays the game of cultural connectivity at a high level—each book is written by an expert in their field and travels far beyond the expected, unearthing treats that will enlighten even the most jaded couch potato or pop culture vulture. Every volume tackles several genres, so If You Like the Beatles… introduces the reader not only to records, but to movies and TV shows as well, just as the Sopranos and the Monty Python editions of the If You Like series tackle jewels beyond the small screen.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Limelight Editions is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. For more than 20 years, Limelight has been one of the world's leading publishers of books on the performing arts, including film, theatre, music, and dance. Visit limelighteditions.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Bill Marx, the son of Harpo Marx, the last living person to have worked professionally with the Marx Brothers, joins Off the Meter host Jimmy Failla to talk about silent films, growing up a Marx, and his new memoir Son of Harpo Speaks! This episode has been re-edited and reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of Off the Meter.

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About the Book
Son of Harpo Speaks!, in addition to offering a unique perspective of a very special man and revealing many stories never before in print, is also a book about a “too-Hollywood-to-believe” life-altering quirk of fate that ultimately brought him together with his parents. The background for this remarkable revelation unfolded unassumingly over a glass of wine and some conversation in the famous 1960s nightclub, Dino's Lodge, on Hollywood's Sunset Strip. It would subsequently lead the author to explore the complex life task of dealing with his emotional scars of rejection and the secure feelings of acceptance, the latter due to his overwhelmingly good fortune of having been adopted by two loving parents. This book is the sequel to his father's autobiography Harpo Speaks! (Limelight Editions)

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Also available as an audio book from audible.com.

     

Bill Marx has been a musician almost his entire life. At 16, he became musical conductor/arranger for his father, Harpo Marx. Bill has studied composition at the Juilliard School and has written numerous concertos, including a first-of-its-kind double harp concerto. He has scored for motion pictures, televison, theater and ballet; concertized for years as a jazz pianist; and recorded many albums, including two with his father. 

Off the Meter is a radio show hosted by Jimmy Failla: cabbie, comic, writer, radio machine. Click here to hear this episode in its entirety. 

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Applause Theatre and Cinema Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It is America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books, including books on acting and biographies of theatre and film luminaries, as well as playscripts and books on television. Visit applausebooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Eric Davidson, author of We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut (Backbeat Books), is joined by Mike Edison, the editor of the book, and Mick Collins of the band the Gories, who features heavily in the book. This is an episode of The Mike and Judy Show (Heritage Radio Network), reposted here with permission of Mike Edison. 

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About the Book
We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001 tracks the inspiration and beautiful destruction of this largely undocumented movement. What they took, they fought for, every night. They reveled in '50s rock 'n' roll and '60s garage rock while creating their own wave of gut-busting riffs and rhythm.

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Eric Davidson had his share of sleazy good times and success as the singer of the Columbus, Ohio punk band New Bomb Turks, who have played hundreds of gigs in dozens of countries on three continents and countless labels. He now fronts the band Livids.

Mike Edison is the senior editor at Backbeat Books and the author of I Have Fun Everywhere I Go and Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! He co-hosts The Mike and Judy Show every Sunday with Judy McGuire on the Heritage Radio Network.

Mick Collins is a Detroit musician known for being in bands such as the Gories and the Dirtbombs. His new song from the Dirtbombs "Crazy for You" can be heard in this podcast episode.  

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

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Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

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Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

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Actor George Kennedy (The Naked Gun, Cool Hand Luke, Airport) joins Off the Meter host Jimmy Failla for a chat about Kennedy's new memoir, Trust Me (Applause Books). Here, they talk about Kennedy's childhood, his movies, and what he thinks of fellow movie stars. This interview has been re-edited and is being reposted on Onstage and Backstage podcast with permission of Off the Meter. 

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About the Book
"I write like I talk. A long time ago I tried making 'talking and telling the truth' one and the same. That isn't just difficult; it means painfully reviewing things you've been led to believe since you were a child. That's very hard to do. Like many, I have marched along adhering to conventions (sex, color, church, party, gang) without examination. There's a wonderful, protective 'togetherness' in that anonymity. You obey or are damned, less joined together than stuck together. You become an echo rather than a voice. This book is about what happens when you stop fearing and think." --George Kennedy

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George Kennedy has appeared in over 200 films and television shows, including Cool Hand Luke, The Dirty Dozen, Airport, Earthquake, Death on the Nile, and The Naked Gun. He most recently appeared in Another Happy Day with Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, and Ellen Burstyn.

Off the Meter is a radio show hosted by Jimmy Failla: cabbie, comic, writer, radio machine. Click here to hear this episode in its entirety. 

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

iTunes   RSS   Libsyn   Blog  Email

Applause Theatre and Cinema Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It is America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books, including books on acting and biographies of theatre and film luminaries, as well as playscripts and books on television. Visit applausebooks.com.

Website   E-Newsletter   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   MusicPro Guides

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporation. We have the largest collection of books and DVDs for aspiring and professional musicians, producers, engineers, directors, actors of stage and screen, and discerning fans of pop culture, cinema, television, Broadway, jazz, blues, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, and more! Visit our imprint websites below:

Limelight   Amadeus   Applause   Backbeat   HLB

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Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT
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