The Musical Saw in the Company of Celebrities
You may think the musical saw is a bit obscure and that it’s strictly for folk musicians. That’s not the case at all. There are many notable people who have played the musical saw. Did you know that Marlene Dietrich played the musical saw while entertaining troops in World War II? Ever heard of the San Francisco socialite, Bob Pritikin? The former ad man, American author and hotelier is also an avid musical saw player. Bob frequently performed at lavish parties at his mansion for celebrity guests like Mickey Rooney. Contemporary artist, Laurel Hausler, also is a singing saw player.
The Musical Saw Goes to Hollywood
Of course, the musical saw has made many appearances in television and movies including Three’s Company, Tool Time, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. You may be amazed to know that it has also had an integral role in movie scores. Probably the most famous use was in the score for the Pirates of the Caribbean