Showbiz Imagery and Chicanery

Hollywood Palladium opens November 1940. Still a popular music venue today, Albert Brooks’ father was one of the original investors.

the stand-up act of Albert Brooks’ father, Harry Einstein, described March 1935, playing Pittsburgh

the stand-up act of Albert Brooks’ father, Harry Einstein, described March 1935, playing Pittsburgh

Joe Penner, Milton Berle and Harry Einstein in a 1930s comedy cult classic.

Joe Penner, Milton Berle and Harry Einstein in a 1930s comedy cult classic.

Harry Einstein - Parkyakarkus

Harry Einstein - Parkyakarkus

Al Jolson and Parkyakarkus

Al Jolson and Parkyakarkus

Harry Einstein

Harry Einstein

Joe Penner and Parkyakarkus

Joe Penner and Parkyakarkus

Harry ‘Parkyakarkus’ Einstein

Harry ‘Parkyakarkus’ Einstein

Parkyakarkas on Broadway?

Parkyakarkas on Broadway?

Harry Einstein buys a movie theater

Harry Einstein buys a movie theater

The Al Jolson Show featuring Harry ‘Parkyakarkus’ Einstein

The Al Jolson Show featuring Harry ‘Parkyakarkus’ Einstein

Harry Einstein in blackface

Harry Einstein in blackface

Harry Einstein’s radio program Meet Me at Parky’s

Harry Einstein’s radio program Meet Me at Parky’s

hot Jolson, Raye, Einstein action.

hot Jolson, Raye, Einstein action.

Parkyakarkus puts together a live stage act, 1939.

Parkyakarkus puts together a live stage act, 1939.