ABSTRACT

Illustrated by Lotte Goslar herself, this extraordinary book provides, through her vivid sketch-like texts, a moving and humorous account of her life during a traumatic period in world history. Her acute observations of daily human foibles and vanities are interspersed with her interactions with major figures (Palucca, Voskovec and Werich, Brecht, Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester, Hans Sahl, and Marilyn Monroe), revealing to the reader the world of a great artist in movement and mime.
What's So Funny? includes texts by Horst Koegler, Voskovec and Werich, Joel Schechter, and Bertolt Brecht.

chapter |4 pages

How Sweet It Is

chapter |8 pages

First Memories

chapter |4 pages

Palucca

chapter |4 pages

So Much Luck (I)

chapter |4 pages

The Disgruntled

chapter |4 pages

Up and Out

chapter |4 pages

The Peppermill Theater

chapter |6 pages

The Liberated Theater

chapter |2 pages

The Dancing Clown

chapter |2 pages

The Fortune Teller

chapter |5 pages

Off to America

chapter |3 pages

A Propos Aging

chapter |6 pages

So Much Luck (II)

chapter |8 pages

On Tour: Road Signs

chapter |6 pages

To The Rescue

chapter |4 pages

A New World

chapter |6 pages

The Turnabout Theater

chapter |6 pages

My Film Career

chapter |8 pages

Cats I'Ve Met

chapter |2 pages

The Dancing Hausfrau

ByLotte Goslar's Circus Scene, by Joel Schechter

chapter |12 pages

Lotte Goslar's Circus Scene

chapter |2 pages

Magic

chapter |4 pages

Not So Magic

chapter |2 pages

A New Experience

ByMarilyn

chapter |4 pages

Marilyn

chapter |2 pages

A Large Landscape

chapter |2 pages

What's So Funny?

chapter |12 pages

Solos

chapter |8 pages

The Company

ByLetters

chapter |12 pages

Letters

chapter |13 pages

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