Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Best of Marcel Marceau


I can't remember which one of my high school friends had this (Tom? Gerry?) but, released in 1970, both sides of this album had 19 minutes of silence followed by 1 minute of thunderous applause. I cannot think of a more fitting epitaph. Except for maybe the (cough) sacrilege (cough incredibly unfunny moment in Silent Movie where Marceau has the only spoken word: "No."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could you please explain why he is called here Marcel Marceao rather than Marseille Marceau (as in reality)? Could you say what studio released the album?

Thanks.

Reddyredd said...

Here's a little info from The AV Club...

It's a "special disc jockey record—not for sale" according to the label. So it was never intended for release. As you intuited, it's an inside joke, a gag for industry insiders. The deliberate misspellings of Marceau's name on the jacket and on the label are no doubt a ploy to avoid infringing on the famous mime's image and fame.

Anonymous said...

This record was produced by Michael Viner when he was 26 as a "lark". He also produced the Incredible Bongo Band on MGM. He passed away on August 7, 2009 at age 74

Anonymous said...

Marceau's name isn't "Marseille", but Marcel. Both his real name and his artistic one.

Dan. said...

Marcel Mangel is his real name..

Anonymous said...

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jeff said...

is this lp worth anything?