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bozo - EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from THE MAN BEHIND THE NOSE...

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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from .... THE MAN BEHIND THE NOSE: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals and Other Stupendous Tales Did you hear the one about when Bozo the Clown ran for President and two assassination attempts were made on his life? How about the time Bozo flew into the perilous jungles of New Guinea to see if he could not just survive but actually bond with dangerous cannibal tribes? Well then, you must know about the time his size 83 AAA shoes saved him from being swallowed whole by a giant, murderous python in Thailand, right? Then I guess you might not know as much as you think about the world's most famous clown. Sure, you know the giant shoes, the red bulbous nose, the big ruby smile, and the twin shocks of red yak-hair bursting from the sides of his head. And obviously you know the many clowns inspired by him, from Ronald McDonald to Krusty the Clown. So perhaps it's time you learned about Bozo, and the man behind the nose. Because the wild, inspirational stories in this book are all true. As real as the nose on your face. In this unputdownable book, which Harmon completed just before his death at age eighty-three, are far more incredible stories of astronauts, cannibals, celebrities, assassins, and deep-sea divers—all encountered in full Bozo regalia, and with photos to prove it. Not only is Harmon's life by turns incredible and hilarious, it's also an inspirational testament to the power of one man's positive attitude, dedication, and work ethic—and how he changed the world. COMING TO BOOK STORES ON AUGUST 17, 2010 from Igniter Books
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event — TIMELINE— date Larry Harmon born ............................................................. 1925 Becomes freshman drum major at Cleveland Heights High School ......................................... 1939 Induction into U.S. Army .................................................... 1943 Discharge from U.S. Army ................................................... 1945 Moves to Hollywood, CA ..................................................... 1946 Works on Royal Wedding , The Red Badge of Courage , and other films ........... 1950 Records Bozo pilot Pinky Talks Back ........................................... 1952 Plays leading role on Commander Comet television show ............................................ Early-to-Mid 1950s Purchases and reimagines Bozo character .......... Mid-to-late 1950s First Bozo Show airs on KTLA in LA, CA ...................................... 1959 Trains Willard Scott as Bozo for WRC in Washington, DC ...................................................... 1959 Produces Popeye the Sailor cartoons ........................................... 1960 Purchases Laurel and Hardy characters ............................... 1961 Travels to New Guinea ........................................................ 1963 Trains in zero gravity ......................................................... 1969 Trains as fireman ................................................................ 1969 Trains as deep sea diver ....................................................... 1969 Struggles with belligerent reptile ............................ Early 1970s Works on The New Scooby-Doo Movies .... .......................................... 1972 Produces It’s Good to Be Alive , directed by Michael Landon ................................................ 1974 Portrays a Stan Laurel impersonator on television’s Matt Houston drama .......................................... 1983 Throws first pitch at Cleveland Indians game ...................... 1984 Runs for President of the United States ................................ 1984 Is honored at Rose Bowl parade .......................................... 1996 Receives Outstanding Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences .................... 1996 Releases Get Down With the Clown audio CD featuring William Shatner ................................................. 2003 Larry Harmon passes away .................................................. 2008 !"#"$%&’($’)*+,-.((/*0,, 2 2345346 7894 :;
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H O W D Y F R O M Y O U R O L D P A L H O W D Y F R O M Y O U R O L D P A L H O W D Y F R O M YO U R O L D P A L H O W D Y F R O M Y O U R O L D P A L !"#"$%&’($’)*+,-.((/*0,, 2 4526527 3892 :;
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“I began to worry that he was screaming for his pals to put the kettle on the boil.” !"#"$%&’($’)*+,-.((/*0,, 223 3425426 7899 :;
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