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We don't know Bozo the clown but few people really knew the guy behind the no insulate.
Larry Harmon tour is right now Scott -- co author of the new book the man behind -- though it's assassins astronauts to animals and other stupendous -- Because like -- he's got good morning thanks -- and this is such a great collection of stories about the real Larry Harmon -- the man behind the great big red nose.
And and there is right there how did you meet a mutual friend introduced us because as Larry reached a certain -- -- -- But being on his life he was looking back over all these tremendous adventures -- had.
You know he thought it was time to do book yep and so he met me and we hit it off and decided to work together it was so -- so what would -- surprise us about what went on behind the nose with the -- lives a reality show existence.
Decades before we had reality show us.
He just believed in challenging himself and taking on crazy adventures and doing anything that popped into his head.
For example going to the -- -- a New Guinea.
Dresses full clown -- -- -- -- and looking for a cannibals.
Yeah -- they were mutual interest that all kind of came together that crystallize in this sort of guerrilla trip to New Guinea.
One of the reasons why he wanted to look for Campbell's was that was during the time when Nelson -- son went missing -- -- on some crazy way he thought maybe I can solve.
The mystery -- what what it's -- I mean in your book you talk about how he talked to John F.
Kennedy shortly before he was assassinated.
Apparently Bozo the clown decorated Clark gables house he trained with astronauts any help Fred Astaire choreographed.
A dance that's right Bozo the clown Wilson.
Many things took place wouldn't win just -- Larry's life -- you know what's interesting about the man behind the nose is that it's not just the story of a clown.
But it's the story of a businessman.
And adventurer an internal optimist to harness the power -- clown but had his own distinct and separate -- a adventures as well.
And yes so make current day celebrities get embroiled in controversy.
But it sounds like Larry kept his nose claimed to have -- Yeah.
Sell -- he awarded it for the well you know -- he was like any human being immediate as these ups and downs in life but what's important is that through his diligent protection of the character.
The character itself the icon -- Bozo has remained untouched and -- solely for fifty or sixty years which is very refreshing in today's environment of people getting hauled off to jail for that kind of stuff that would probably wouldn't have run with -- we wouldn't have crusty the clown we wouldn't have this book the man behind the nose.
Larry Bozo Harmon.
To talk about -- right Scott and good luck with what great thank you looks terrific thank you for having me thanks and assess --
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