THE MOGUL MINUTE : GYPSY JOE HARRIS: THE SON OF PHILADELPHIA (THE MOGUL GIRL INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY MOLOCK )
Anthony Molock the brother of boxer Joe Harris has created the stage play "Gypsy Joe Harris: The Son of Philadelphia ". The play will give you an inside look of the 2006 Pennsylvania Hall of Fame boxer. Joe Harris reach an all time high in his career but quickly fell to the depths of despair and hopelessness. The acclaimed son of Philadelphia was the first non heavyweight and non champion to be featured on the front cover of Sports Illustrated. Joe Harris faced tons of ups and downs including that his entire career he fought blind in one eye. Joe's career included 24-1 which placed him in a category of his own. The play is written by Anthony Molock, directed by Karen Vicks, (“The First Breeze of Summer”), produced by Anthony Molock, Daaiyah Waheed (the older sister of Gypsy Joe whom is a retired employee of the Camden City School District) and Kameelah Waheed. The story of Gypsy Joe Harris will be told live on stage Saturday April 11, 8:00pm at The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tickets: $25 more at the door www.eventbrite.com GypsyJoe
I interviewed Anthony Molock author of four books: Son of Philadelphia, Coco Goes Bald, The Adventures of Coco Pelou and Swamp Diamond.
1.) The Mogul Girl : Why did you decide to share the story of Gypsy Joe Harris on stage?
Anthony Molock: Right before he died, he sat me down and told me stories about his life . After he passed away it was brewing in me . So I wrote the book talked it over with my our sister and decided to do the play.
2.) The Mogul Girl : You've written four books do you have another one planned?
Anthony Molock : Yes! I'm debating a sequel to Swamp Diamond.
3.) The Mogul Girl : Why should people come see this play?
Anthony Molock: A lot of athletes want a lot of money but can't handle it. When success comes we abuse it. When success is gone you wind up with nothing. He did the same thing back in the 60's with drugs and alcohol. You have to remember that you have a responsibility to yourself also. I did the same thing but I had a mentor that looked out for me. I just want people to know his story and what he went through.
4.) The Mogul Girl What was it like to see him fight?
Anthony Molock : It was a show! He was the first boxer to put on a show. He broke the mold. He had three quarter length satin shorts, tassels on his shoes. He danced when he fought. He had a flashy style.
This is going to be huge! Come share apart of Philadelphia history . Get your tickets (here)