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harpo marx : surf-riding, french riviera, 1928 

Harpo Marx : Surf-riding, French Riviera, 1928. 
Marx, Harpo:
Harpo speaks!
With Rowland Barber. Illustrated by Susan Marx.
B. Geis Associates; Distributed by Random House, New York,1961.
  
Hathi Trust
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015003844936

Introduction
Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpo_Marx

YouTube: Surfing in Nice - Mediterranean sea.
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Page 236
CHAPTER 15
The Bam-Bang-Sock-and-Pow Part

The living was easy in 1928.
Life was mostly fun and games and the world was our private, million-dollar playground.
All of us had, somehow, the means to do anything we wanted to do.
Income tax was a nuisanceólike getting yearly license plates for your caróbut hardly a burden.

We weren't mercenary, or dollar-mad.
Dough was simply a commodity we liked to have and therefore had, the same as air to breathe, coffee for breakfast, and a fourth for croquet.
F.P.A. summarized our attitude when he said, "Money isn't everything, but the lack of money isn't anything."

Page 241

Sports on the Riviera were much more strenuous than on Neshobe Island.
One day the wind changed, and the sea came booming at the shore in long, smooth breakers and everybody started riding the
surf.
This looked like something I should try.
I was fearless in those days.
I'd try anything, once.
So I climbed down the cliff to the water and asked somebody to show me how to use a surfboard.
Five minutes later I took my first solo ride on the waves, stunting around on one leg like a hot-shot daredevil.
An hour later I was being towed behind a high-speed launch, out to an island that was famous for its bouillabaisse made with octopus.


Our Hawaii, Fergusson, Erna, 1888-1964.
New York, A. A. Knopf, 1942.
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.$b58771
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Marx, Harpo:
Harpo speaks!
With Rowland Barber.
Illustrated by Susan Marx.
B. Geis Associates;
Distributed by Random House
New York, 1961.
  
Hathi Trust
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015003844936



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Geoff Cater (2017) : Harpo Marx : Surf-riding, French Riviera, 1928.
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