King for a Day: The Improbable Life of Tiny Tim

Thu 3/21, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Egyptian Theatre
The glory days of the late, falsetto-voiced ukulele strummer Tiny Tim were long gone when high school student Justin Martell had his mind blown by the '60s entertainer. Before long he found himself among a subculture of Tiny obsessives, with a mission to rescue his hero's legacy from obscurity. After eight years hard graft, 100 interviews and the aid of Alanna Wray McDonald, his exhaustive 450-page biography on the bizarre phenomenon was released.

Join Justin Martell the author of the biography Eternal Troubadour: The Improbable Life of Tiny Tim as he walks us through what it takes to write someone else's story. Justin details the diaries, interviews, archival footage, and everything involved in piecing together a life on the page.

This talk and moderated discussion will lead into a viewing of Tiny Tim: King For A Day, which was inspired by the biography. Narrated by Weird Al Yankovic, the film is a biographical documentary about the musician who is not only well known for hits such as "Tip Toe Through The Tulips" but for his trail blazing personae that paved the way for other rock stars such as David Bowie, Prince, Iggy Pop and Boy George.
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