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Josh Frank with Paul Myers / Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made

June 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0

The Bindery hosts a special afternoon event with Josh Frankfor his book Giraffes on Horseback Salad. With him in conversation is Paul Myers. Please join us!

Giraffes on Horseback Salad is a never-made Marx Brothers film written by Salvador Dali. Thought to be lost forever, this mislaid masterpiece has finally arrived — recreated as a graphic novel. The lushly illustrated graphic novel, adapted by Josh Frank with Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric) reveals the true history of this incredible find. Join us for an illustrated talk about this incredible story with special guest host Paul Myers accompanied by live harp performance by Josh Frank with multi media piece and special Marx/Dali shorts.

Josh Frank is a writer, producer, director and composer. Josh has spent the last 5 years writing and adapting Giraffes on Horseback Salad with the full support of the Marx and Dali estates. He has penned numerous plays, including an authorized adaptation of Werner Hergoz’s Stroszek, stage musicals, including The Jonathan Richman Musical, screenplays, including an adaptation of Mark Vonnegut’s The Eden Express, and Flup, a 3D CGI musical feature film with puppets. He is the author of Fool The World, the Oral History of the Band Called Pixies (St. Martins Press USA/Virgin Books U.K.) and In Heaven Everything Is Fine – – The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers” (Simon and Schuster/Free Press). His third book (published by Harper Collins in the Spring 2014), with collaborator Black Francis, frontman for The Pixies is called The Good Inn. Over the last decade, Frank has worked with some of the most interesting and innovative musicians, filmmakers, producers and artists in the industry, including Black Francis, David Lynch and Harold Ramis. He has interviewed over 200 of America’s most notable names in entertainment for his books and screenplays. ​In his spare time, he built, owns, and operates the Blue Starlite Mini-Urban Drive-In Movie Theatre in Austin, Texas, the first Mini-Urban Drive-In Movie Theater in the world.

Berkeley, California based (Toronto, Canada raised), writer and musicianPaul Myers is the author of the critically acclaimed biographies Kids In The Hall: One Dumb Guy (House of Anansi), A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio (Jawbone Press), and It Ain’t Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues (Greystone Books). Paul has also contributed to a number of periodicals and websites, including Mojo Magazine,FastCoCreatePasteCrawdaddy, and Mix MagazineHe has been a regular feature at both the SF Sketchfest and LitQuake festivals in San FranciscoIn 2008 he was nominated for a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy) for writing the music documentary Long John Baldry: In The Shadow Of The Blues (Bravo Canada/BBC 4). Paul is also an experienced musician and songwriter and is currently one half of the San Francisco rock duo, The Paul & John (Inner Sunset, 2014 Mystery Lawn Music), and all of the electronic music project Flam! (Garden Variety, 2018 Bandcamp). Follow Paul Myers on Twitter and Instagram: @pulmyears.

Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.

If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Giraffes on Horseback Salad, order below and put your request in the comments field. For signed copies of Josh’s other books, order here; for signed copies of Paul’s books, order here — in both cases, be sure to include your request in the special field.

The Bindery bar opens with doors at 2pm. Show starts at 4pm.

RSVP appreciated but not required.


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