Joe is asked to look into the death, which does not appear to be suspicious, by his girlfriend, Beverly Hillstrom, the state's medical examiner, who is a cousin to the dead man, who was a hoarder very much like the storied Collyer brothers
who gained fame many decades earlier in New York City.
In the 1940s, the Collyer brothers
filled their four-story brownstone in New York City with so much junk and detritus that the accumulation actually caused their demise.
A good example of this extreme are the Collyer brothers
who hoarded items for nearly 20 years in their brownstone in Harlem.
Doctorow's latest novel is based on the ludicrous lives of the Collyer brothers
The heaps of praise accorded their art collecting accomplishments rival in magnitude the mountains of items amassed by New York City's other legendary pair of collectors, the Collyer Brothers
It's all a far cry from the first version of the game, developed by the Everton-mad Collyer brothers
Oliver and Paul, which launched in 1982 for the late, lamented ZX Spectrum computer.
Having its world premiere at Burbank's Colony Theatre, ``Clutter,'' by playwright Mark Saltzman, is a complicated, overly expositional chronicle of the Collyer brothers
that is burdened with a plethora of facts and subplots.
The Collyer brothers
, who achieved post-humous fame after they were found dead and decaying in 1947 in a New York City brownstone that was packed to the ceilings with junk including old newspapers, 14 grand pianos, and the chassis of a Model T Ford, have inspired a new play, "The Dazzle," which opened in March in New York.
A program note for Richard Greenberg's new play, The Dazzle, asserts that it is "based on the lives of the Collyer brothers
, about whom I know almost nothing.
Doctorow's new novel, Homer & Langley, based on the fabled New Yorkers, the Collyer Brothers
Homer & Langley is a fictionalized account of the lives of the Collyer brothers
, hoarders who were found dead in their Fifth Avenue home in 1947.
The Collyer brothers
, who achieved posthumous fame after they were found dead and decaying in 1947 in a New York City brownstone that was packed to the ceilings with junk including old newspapers, 14 grand pianos, and the chassis of a Model T Ford, have inspired a new play, "The Dazzle," which opened last month in New York.