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Filming of HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, the hit one-man show written by and starring Broadway, recording, and TV star Sam Harris.
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“Ham: A Musical Memoir” is the funny and poignant story of a boy (Sam) growing up in the bible belt of Oklahoma, gay, an outsider, who found himself through the escape of singing and writing and acting. His public singing debut was when he was three. He auditioned for the role of Helen Keller when he was five. He wanted to be Jewish because they were the chosen people. He won first, second and third place at his school talent show. He was the only white boy in the black church in “colored town.” His house burned down. Twice. He left home at fifteen and fell in love with another boy in a show—an abomination—which led to an attempted suicide at age sixteen. He became famous at age twenty-two and went on the hamster wheel of show business, but something was always missing. “I believe that less is . . .less. And more is never enough.” In an emotional flashback to an exchange between teenaged Sam and his very wise high school psychology teacher, Sam is finally able to come to terms with the drive that made him a success but cloaked a constant need for something more. Years later, Sam is married and becomes a father. And that . . . is more than enough.

 

"Harris is sheer magic.”  -Broadway World 

 “Ham is rip-roaringly funny!”  -Esquire Magazine 

 "His every move generates excitement!”  -New York Times

 “The shear force of Harris' charisma is mesmerizing; rousing one moment and heartbreaking the next.”   -USA Today 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Ham it Up!
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    Hog Wild!
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    Phone call or Face Time with Sam! Plus a DVD of the live taping of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released.

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    High on the Hog!
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    A one hour singing/performance lesson with Sam and a consultation with Sam’s management team in LA or via Skype/FaceTime.
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    A signed copy of Sam’s “Over the Rainbow” conductor/piano music from his library.

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    One of a kind! The “cow” jacket Sam wore on the back of the “Sam-I-Am” record jacket! (signed) **Sam painted this jacket himself. Plus a Producer Credit at the end of the film, and a copy of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released!

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    One of a kind! The letter jacket Sam wore of the cover of his “Sam-I-Am” Motown record! (signed) Plus a Producer Credit at the end of the film, and a copy of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released!

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    One of a kind! The straitjacket worn by Sam on the back of his original “Sam Harris” record for Motown, as well as on singles and liner notes as well as on tour! (signed) Plus a Producer Credit at the end of the film, and a copy of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released!

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    One of a kind! Sam’s personal “Sam-I-Am” Tour jacket with his name embossed! (signed) Plus a Producer Credit at the end of the film, and a copy of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released!

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    One of a kind!! The handmade designed Ruby Red Sparkling Converse High Tops Sam wore in the “Sugar Don’t Bite” video and in concert! (signed) Plus a Producer Credit at the end of the film, and a copy of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released!

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    Baconater!
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    Dinner with Sam and guests (limit 5)
    Two tickets to see the HAM show in any and/or every city on the HAM tour. AND
    A private meet and greet with Sam after the filming.
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    Four tickets to the next Sam concert in any city and a meet and greet after the show.

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    One of a kind! The “record jacket” Sam wore on the cover of his first album for Motown, “Sam Harris”! (signed) Plus a Producer Credit at the end of the film, and a copy of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released!

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    One of a kind! Sam’s patchwork jacket Sam wore for his “Over the Rainbow” music video and his Carnegie Hall debut! (signed) Plus a Producer Credit at the end of the film, and a copy of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released!

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    One of a kind! One of the tuxedo jackets Sam wore on “Star Search!” What??!! (signed) Plus a Producer Credit at the end of the film, and a copy of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released!

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    Whole Hog!
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    You and a friend will be flown to Los Angeles (economy) for two nights, and stay at a 4 star hotel, VIP seats for the taping, and dinner with Sam the night after the show.
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    Sam calls you to join him ON STAGE at the taping and introduces you to the audience. A professional photographer will capture the moment.

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    A copy of the book where it all began – “HAM: Slices of a Life.” Signed personally to you!
    Plus a DVD of the live taping go HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released.

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    Download of the never-before-released “SAM. at the Canon Theater” video AND download audio recording! Plus a DVD of the live taping go HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released.

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    CD package – Package of 5 CDs signed personally to you! Plus a DVD of the live taping go HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released.

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    One of a kind! The cow picture shown on the back of the “Sam-I-Am” Motown record! (signed) Plus a Producer Credit at the end of the film, and a copy of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released!

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    One of a kind! Sam’s opening jacket for his 1984-85 tour! It’s as 80s as it gets! Plus a Producer Credit at the end of the film, and a copy of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released!

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    One of a kind! The Gold Lame Converse high-tops Sam wore on the cover of his first Motown album, “Sam Harris”! (signed) (note: not excellent condition, but the real thing!) Plus a Producer Credit at the end of the film, and a copy of HAM: A Musical Memoir, once released!

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