Re: Playing the Harp in Movies

carl-swanson on #111134

The scene in ‘The Bishop’s Wife’ which shows Cary Grant ‘playing’ the harp is a matt shot, and the hands that you see(really playing) are those of Gail Laughton(a man) who was a terrific pop and jazz harpist of the 30’s and 40’s. It is Gail Laughton’s playing that you hear on all of the Marx Brothers movies when Harpo plays the harp.