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    Marlon Brando Harmonica. Can you picture Stanley Kowalski, Zapata, Don Vito Corleone, or Dr. Moreau kicking back and relaxing by playing the harmonica? Maybe they didn't, but the actor who created them onscreen, Marlon Brando, certainly did. This "Lee Oskar" model harmonica, produced by Tombo of Japan, was played by him at his leisure. (He also played a harmonica onscreen in Last Tango in Paris.) In her letter of authentification, consigner Alice Marchak, Brando's former secretary, wrote that Brando had several harmonicas and that she heard him playing this one. "I remarked I was surprised he played so well," remembered Ms. Marchak. "He said it was easy and gave me the harmonica to learn how to play. Needless to say, I never did play it. It languished in a drawer all these years." Well, the harmonica languishes no longer - it's out of the drawer and eager for a new owner to take it to the musical heights it had visited with Brando. In Excellent condition, and still shiny with only a few scratches. Play The Godfather theme on it!

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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