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The Marx Brothers

the classic 'stateroom scene' from the Marx Brothers' "Night At The Opera" [1935]          short profile

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"Well, who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?"
— Chico Marx, in "Duck Soup" [1933]

The vaudeville team of the five Marx Brothers became a team of four in a string of hit movies,
then Groucho was host of the early radio & television game show 'You Bet Your Life'.

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Marx Brothers team entry at Wikipedia
browse Marx Brothers movies on DVD at Amazon
search books on keywords 'marx brothers' at Amazon

star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Groucho Marx received an Honorary Oscar in 1974  received Emmy Award in 1951   Groucho Marx received an Honorary Oscar® in 1974
"In recognition of his brilliant creativity and for the unequaled achievements
of the Marx Brothers in the art of motion picture comedy"

Groucho Marx also received
an Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Personality, in 1951
and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (for Television)

The Marx Brothers
placed footprints in the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre {17 Feb 1933}

Movies & TV  of  The  Marx  Brothers
browse Marx Brothers movies on DVD at Amazon
keyword 'Marx Brothers' listing at Internet Movie Database

Marx Brothers At The Movies book (hardcover) by Paul D. Zimmerman & Burt Goldblatt  Marx Brothers At The Movies book (paperback) by Paul D. Zimmerman & Burt Goldblatt  "The Marx Brothers At The Movies" [1968]
by Paul D. Zimmerman & Burt Goldblatt,
with over 200 photographs

Putnam 7x5 pb [7/75] out of print/used
Putnam hardcover [1968] out of print/used
Annotated Marx Brothers book by Matthew Coniam  "The Annotated Marx Brothers: A Filmgoer's Guide To
In-Jokes, Obscure References, and Sly Details" [2015]
by Matthew Coniam

Kindle Edition from McFarland [2/2015] for $9.99
McFarland 10x7 pb [2/2015] for $35.00
McFarland 10x7 pb [2/2015] out of print/used


Marx Brothers Collection DVD  "Marx Brothers Collection" DVD box set [2004]
Warner Home Video b&w DVD box set [11/2012] 7 discs for $36.33
Warner Home Video b&w DVD box set [5/2004] 5 discs for $23.99
contains seven feature films: "A Night At The Opera" [MGM 1935], "A Day At The Races"
[MGM 1937], "Room Service" [RKO 1938], "At The Circus" [MGM 1939], "Go West"
[MGM 1940], "The Big Store" [1941], and "A Night In Casablanca" [UA 1946]; extras include trailers, shorts & featurettes, radio programs, TV appearances & ten vintage cartoons
Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection DVD box set  "The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection" DVD Box Set [2004]
Universal Studios Home Ent. Blu-ray box set [10/2016] 3 disks for $41.49  10/2016
Universal Studios Home Ent. DVD box set [11/2004] 6 disks for $36.99
contains 5 feature films: "The Cocoanuts" [1929], "Animal Crackers" [1930], "Monkey Business" [1931], "Horse Feathers" [1932], "Duck Soup" [1933]; sixth disk contains "Today Show" interviews with Harpo Marx (1961), Groucho Marx (1963) & William Marx, son of Harpo (1985); extras include 4 trailers
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection Marx Brothers DVD box set  "T.C.M. Greatest Classic Films Collection: Marx Brothers" [2010]
Turner Home Ent. b&w DVD set [2/2010] 2 disks for $10.99
contains four feature films: "A Day At The Races" [MGM 1937]; "Room Service" [RKO 1938]; "At The Circus" [MGM 1939]; and "A Night In Casablanca" [UA 1946]; extras include Robert Benchley's short "A Night At The Movies" [1937] and 8 vintage cartoons
Marx Brothers TV Collection on DVD  "The Marx Brothers TV Collection" on DVD [2014]
10½ hours of over 50 television appearances by the various Marx Brothers, including segments and full episodes of "G.E. Theater", "The DuPont Show", "The Jack Benny Program", "The Jackie Gleason Show", "The Colgate Comedy Hour", "The Dick Cavett Show", "All Star Revue", "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show", "Kraft Music Hall", "The Red Skelton Hour", "The R.C.A. Victor Show", "The Perry Como Show", "The Arthur Murray Party", "Championship Bridge", "Celebrity Golf", "Celebrity Billiards" – and many, many more!
Shout! Factory b&w/color DVD [8/2014] for $23.91
watch b&w "Dr. Hackenbush" TV sketch [3:36] online at YouTube

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"Humor Risk" [1921 silent]
previewed once and never released; film is considered lost

"The Cocoanuts" [Paramount 1929] /tt0019777/

"Animal Crackers" [Paramount 1930] /tt0020640/

"The House That Shadows Built" [Paramount 1931 short]

"Monkey Business" [Paramount 1931] /tt0022158/
with Thelma Todd

"Horse Feathers" [Paramount Pictures Aug 1932]
'Horse Feathers' movie starring The Marx Brothers & Thelma Todd  The new president at Huxley College bends the rules in order to win the annual football contest against arch-rival Darwin College • Produced by Herman J. Mankiewicz; presented by Adolph Zukor; directed by Norman Z. McLeod; written by S.J. Perelman, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby & Will B. Johnstone; starring The Marx Brothers, Thelma Todd, Reginald Barlow, David Landau, Robert Greig, E.H. Calvert, Nat Pendleton, James Pierce, Theresa Harris, Walter Brennan & Ben Taggart
Universal Studios b&w DVD [6/2011] for $5.00
Universal Studios b&w DVD [8/98] for $27.95
MCA Universal b&w VHS [undated] for $5.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Duck Soup" [Paramount 1933]  >>  also polFF?
full credits at IMDb
with Edgar Kennedy

Hail Hail Euphoria book by Roy Blount, Jr.  "Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Presenting The Marx Brothers in Duck Soup,
The Greatest War Movie Ever Made" [2010] by Roy Blount, Jr.

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [9/2010] for $6.99
!t Books 8x5¼ pb [12/2011] for $12.99
!t Books 8¼x5½ hardcover [9/2010] out of print/80+ used
!t Books hardcover [9/2010] out of print/many used

"A Night At The Opera" [M.G.M. 1935]
A Night At The Opera___   text
starring Chico, Groucho, Harpo & Zeppo, with Thelma Todd
DVD [8/00] for $0.00
VHS [8/00] for $0.00
full credits at IMDb

"A Day At The Races" [M.G.M. 1937]
A Day At The Races__   text
DVD [8/00] for $0.00
VHS [8/00] for $0.00
full credits at IMDb

"Room Service" [R.K.O. 1938]
full credits at IMDb

"At The Circus" [M.G.M. 1939]
full credits at IMDb

"Go West" [M.G.M. 1940]
full credits at IMDb

"The Big Store" [M.G.M. mo 1941]
full credits at IMDb

"A Night In Casablanca" [United Artists 1946]
full credits at IMDb

"Love Happy" [United Artists 1949]

"The Story of Mankind" [Warner Bros. Nov 1957]
The Story of Mankind movie by Irwin Allen  The frame is a trial of Mankind before the High Judge (Cedric Hardwicke), somewhere in Outer Space, with The Spirit of Man (Ronald Colman) defending against prosecutor The Devil (Vincent Price); evidence vignettes are acted by 25 major Hollywood stars. Co-produced & directed by Irwin Allen; adapted by Irwin Allen & Charles Bennett from the 1922 children's book by Henrik Van Loon; featuring Jim Ameche, Francis X. Bushman, John Carradine, Charles Coburn, Helmut Dantine, Reginald Gardiner, Dennis Hopper {as Napoleon Bonaparte!}, Edward Everett Horton, Hedy Lamarr, Peter Lorre, Groucho & Harpo & Chico Marx, Virginia Mayo, Marvin Miller, Agnes Moorehead, Franklin Pangborn, Ziva Rodann, Cesar Romero, William Schallert, Marie Wilson & Marie Windsor
Warner Archive color DVD [10/2009] for $21.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediabook entry at Wikipedia

"A Day At The U.N." [never produced]
Acclaimed director Billy Wilder [1906-2002] considered writing & directing a new Marx Brothers film around 1960, to be a comedy of international intrigue set around
the United Nations building in New York. Wilder had discussions with Groucho and Gummo, but the project was put on hold because of Harpo's ill-health,
and abandoned when Chico died in 1961; Harpo died in 1964.


Animated  Marx  Brothers
Entries at Internet Movie Database for Groucho's character as a cartoon character are basically missing; if you know what to look for, you can find them, but the Groucho
imitation by Bugs Bunny, for example, is a 'needle in a haystack' search. No doubt, much of this will be cleared up by BearManor Media's new book on the subject.

Animated Marx Brothers book by Matthew Hahn  "The Animated Marx Brothers" [2017]  11/2017
by Matthew Hahn MD, Foreword by Joe Adamson

paperback edition not yet listed on Amazon 978-1-62933-224-6 (11/2017)
BearManor Media 9x6 hardcover [11/2017] for $30.00
publisher's official book page

Krazy Kat in "Seeing Stars" animated short [1932]
Produced by Charles Mintz; written & co-directed by Ben Harrison; co-directed by Manny Gould; based on the comic strip by Ben Harrison
four Marx Brothers for 20 seconds at about 3:30, Harpo again at 5:30, Groucho at 6:45
credits at IMDbwatch full cartoon [1/2011 low-sound upload; 7:18] online at YouTube

Flip the Frog in "Soda Squirt" animated short
[M.G.M. Cartoon Studio Oct 1933]
Flip the Frog 'Soda Squirt' 1933 cartoon short  Flip the Frog runs a drugstore soda counter and on opening night some very famous people stop in - Laurel & Hardy, Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, the Marx Brothers, Mae West, Joe E. Louis - and an unidentified pansy who turns into a monster; this was Flip's last cartoon.
Co-produced by P.A. 'Pat' Powers; co-produced & directed by Ub Iwerks
credits at IMDbwatch full cartoon [9/2014 upload; 6:58] online at YouTube

"Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" animated short
[Silly Symphony Dec 1938]
'Mother Goose Goes Hollywood' 1938 Disney animated short  caricatured celebs include: Fred Astaire, Freddie Bartholomew, Wallace Beery, Joe E. Brown, Judy Canova, Eddie Cantor, Donald Duck, Stepin Fetchit, W.C. Fields, Clark GableGreta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, Hugh Herbert, Charles Laughton, Laurel & Hardy, three Marx Brothers, Charlie McCarthy, Joe Penner, Martha Raye, Edward G. Robinson, Ned Sparks, Spencer Tracy, Fats Waller & Mae West (NOTE: 1930s racist attitudes are evident, but quite mild)
Produced by Walt Disney; directed by Wilfred Jackson; written by Vernon Stallings; animators include Ferdinand Horvath, Ward Kimball, Isadore Klein & Grim Natwick; featuring voices of Al Bernie, Thelma Boardman, Ann Lee, Dave Weber, Dave Barry, Sara Berner, Clarence Nash, Danny Webb & The Four Blackbirds
credits at IMDbwatch full cartoon with Dutch subtitles [11/2006 upload; 7:32] online at YouTube

"Mother Goose In Swingtime" animated short
[Columbia Pictures Color Rhapsody Cartoon Dec 1939]
'Mother Goose In Swingtime' 1939 color animated short  caricatured celebs include: Fred Astaire, Wallace Beery, Jack Benny, Joe E. Brown, Bing Crosby, Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald, W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, three Marx Bro-thers, Martha Raye, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Baby Snooks & Leopold Stokowski (NOTE: 1930s racist attitudes are evident, but quite mild) • Produced by Charles Mintz; directed by Manny Gould; written by Allen Rose; featuring voices of Elvia Allman, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc & Dave Weber
credits at IMDbwatch full cartoon [9/2012 upload; 6:20] online at YouTube

"Hollywood Steps Out" animated short [Looney Toons May 1941]
'Hollywood Steps Out' 1941 Looney Toons cartoon short - clockwise: Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, Dorothy Lamour, Clark Gable, Groucho Marx, Greta Garbo, Cary Grant   Groucho & Harpo and many other celebs dining & dancing at Ciro's Restaurant; caricatured celebs include Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Jerry Colonna, Bing Crosby, Henry Fonda, the Frankenstein Monster, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Oliver Hardy, ice skater Sonja Henie, J. Edgar Hoover, Kay Kyser, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Tyrone Power, George Raft, Edward G. Robinson, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney, Ann Sheridan, Ned Sparks, James Stewart, Leopold Stokowski, Lewis Stone, The Three Stooges, and Johnny Weissmuller, with sight gag cameos by Don Ameche, Mischa Auer, Wallace Beery, Claudette Colbert, Boris Karloff, Buster Keaton, William Powell, Norma Shearer, C. Aubrey Smith & Arthur Treacher • Produced by Leon Schlesinger; directed by Tex Avery; written by Melvin Millar; featuring voices of Dave Barry, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc & Kent Rogers
credits at IMDbwatch full cartoon [3/2016 upload; 8:11] online at YouTube

Marx Brothers cartoon project [Filmation 1966]
Filmation produced a pilot for a Marx Brothers TV cartoon series; Groucho's voice was supplied by Pat Harrington Jr.,
other voices were by Ted Knight and Joe Besser • not listed at IMDb

"The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians" animated TV special
[Rankin/Bass Prodns/ABC-TV April 1970]
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians 1970 animated TV special  Animated replications of classic vaudeville-style comedy routines by the Marx Brothers (a reworking of the Napoleon skit from their 1924 Broadway play "I'll Say She Is"), the Smothers Brothers, Jack Benny, Flip Wilson, and others • Directed by Jules Bass & Arthur Rankin Jr.; 'special material' written by Romeo Muller; featuring voices of Paul Frees {as W.C. Fields, Chico Marx & Zeppo Marx}, Joan Gardner, Jack Benny, George Burns, Phyllis Diller, George Jessel, Jack E. Leonard, Groucho Marx, Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers, Flip Wilson & Henny Youngman
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

animated color cartoon clip of three Marx Brothers

Other  Works  by  The  Marx  Brothers

Harpo, Chico & Groucho Marx (seated) poster  Marx Brothers 'head on hands' poster
18"x24" poster from Amazon for $39.99
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $14.99
'stateroom scene' poster  'stateroom scene' poster
36"x25" poster from Amazon for $10.99
Zeppo, Groucho, Harpo & Chico Marx (in lobby) poster  early four Marx Brothers poster
34"x25" poster from Amazon for $10.99
Groucho, Harpo & Chico Marx (as cowboys) poster  Marx Brothers dressed as cowboys poster
32"x24" poster from Amazon for $23.99
generic Marx Brothers one-sheet poster (red)  M.G.M. Studios generic Marx Brothers
one-sheet poster (red)

27"x40" poster from Amazon for $19.99
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $14.99
Marx Brothers Original Voice Tracks record album  "Marx Brothers Original Voice Tracks From
Their Movies" record album [1971]

Decca vinyl record [1971] out of prodn/used

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Marx and Re-Marx book by Andrew T. Smith  "Marx and Re-Marx: Creating & Re-creating The Lost Marx Brothers Radio Series" [2010]
by Andrew T. Smith

While at work on their hilarious feature film "Duck Soup" in 1932, the Marx Brothers & writers Nat Perrin & Arthur Sheekman also worked on their first-ever radio series, "Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel"; the half-hour show was popular, but soon forgotten; scripts and recordings were lost until the 1980s; their re-discovery led to a British remake on B.B.C. Radio 4. This book includes background details as well as transcripts of the extant recordings of the original series.
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [10/2010] for $19.95
author's blogsite

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"Fun In Hi Skule" vaudeville comedy stageplay [toured circa 1911-1920s]
starring The Marx Boys, Paul Yale, Hannah Marx

"Mr. Green's Reception" vaudeville comedy stageplay [toured circa 1914-1920s]
the second act of "Fun In Hi Skule" evolved into a stand-alone piece, often performed as a double bill

"I'll Say She Is" Broadway musical review [1924-25]
Performed at the Casino Theatre [1892-1930] from May 1924 to February 1925 (313 total performances) • Broadway credits at IBDb

Gimme A Thrill / Lost Marx Brothers Musical book by Noah Diamond  "Gimme A Thrill: The Story of I'll Say She Is, The Lost Marx Brothers Musical, and How It Was Found" [2016] by Noah Diamond
The playscript of the 1924 Marx Brothers hit stage musical I'll Say She Is was long considered lost, but 'Marxist' historian Diamond tracked it down and reconstructed the staging and produced the comedy stageplay again in 2014; includes more than eighty rare photographs
Kindle Edition from BearManor Media [10/2016] for $9.95
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [4/2016] for $24.95
BearManor Media 9x6 hardcover [4/2016] for $34.95
Marx Brothers on Stage book by Robert S. Bader  "Four of The Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers On Stage" [2016]
by Robert S. Bader

Thorough history of the stage career of the Marx Brothers from Groucho’s debut in 1905 to their final live performances of scenes from "A Night In Casablanca" in 1945
Northwestern Univ Press 10x7 hardcover [10/2016] for $29.97

Works About The Marx Brothers
search books on keywords 'marx brothers' {returns 300+ titles} at Amazon

The Marx Brothers book by Kyle Samuel Crichton  "The Marx Brothers: The Life Story of Five Brash Sons Who Became The Best-Loved Comedians In America" [1950] by Kyle Crichton
Popular Library #410 ABRIDGED mass pb [1952] out of print/used
Doubleday 8½x5½ hardcover [1950] out of print/used

Minnie's Boys (original cast album) (1970)
book by Arthur Marx (Groucho's son) and Robert Fisher, songs by Larry Grossman & Hal Hackady

Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Sometimes Zeppo book by Joseph Adamson  "Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Sometimes Zeppo: A History of The Marx Brothers and A Satire On The Rest of The World" [1973] by Joe Adamson
Pocket mass pb [2/76] out of print/used
Touchstone 8½x5¼ pb [10/74] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster hardcover [9/73] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster hardcover [9/73] out of print/used
You Bet Your Life mystery novel co-starring The Marx Brothers  "You Bet Your Life" mystery novel [1979] by Stuart M. Kaminsky
While suffering a bad case of the flu, Hollywood P.I. Toby Peters attempts to clear the name of Chico Marx, accused by the Chicago mob of running up $120,000 in gambling losses; Toby does so with the help of the other Marx Brothers, Al Capone, Mayor Richard Daley, and author Ian Fleming
Mysterious Press mass pb [7/90] out of print/used
St. Martin's Press hardcover [2/79] out of print/used
Marx Brothers in a Nutshell TV special  "The Marx Brothers In A Nutshell" [P.B.S. 1982]
94-minute TV special directed by Richard Patterson; narrated by Gene Kelly; featuring Woody Allen, Dick Cavett & George Fenneman, and family Arthur, Bill, Bob & Maxine Marx
color/b&w DVD [5/2004] out of prodn/used
LionsGate color/b&w VHS [8/91] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Unknown Marx Brothers 1993 docufilm  "The Unknown Marx Brothers" [P.B.S. aired 1993]
"A unique look at film's most original comedy legends" • 2-hour filmed tribute co-produced, co-written & co-directed by David Leaf & John Scheinfeld; narrated by Leslie Nielsen, featuring George Fenneman, Paul Wesolowski, Steve Allen & George Schlatter, and family members Bill, Maxine, Minnie & Miriam Marx
full credits at IMDb
Winstar color/b&w DVD [9/2000] out of prodn/used
Winstar color/b&w VHS [9/2000] for $25.99
Anchor Bay color/b&w VHS [2/96] for $19.20

Marx Brothers Encyclopedia by Glenn Mitchell  "The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia (Illustrated)" [1996]
by Glenn Mitchell

Reynolds & Hearn rev 2nd edition 9¼x7½ hardcover [4/2006] for $20.67
Reynolds & Hearn 2nd edition 9¼x7½ pb [2/2003] out of print/used
Groucho Photographic Journey book by Arthur Marx  "Arthur Marx's Groucho: A Photographic Journey" [2001]
Phoenix Marketing Services hardcover [2001] out of print/40+ used
Marx Brothers clips DVD set  "Marx Brothers {clips} Collection" DVD box set [2003]
Passport b&w DVD [12/2003] 5 disks for $26.99
A grab bag of film clips, interviews, radio & TV shows, theatrical trailers, and rare footage that spans the careers of all five Marx Brothers.
Children of Hollywood, Growing Up As The Sons & Daughters of Stars book by Michelle Vogel  "Children of Hollywood: Accounts of Growing Up As The Sons & Daughters of Stars" [2005] by Michelle Vogel
Drawn from interviews with celebrity offspring – sons, daughters & grandchildren of Eddie Cantor, Douglas Fairbanks, W.C. Fields, Ruth Hussey, Boris Karloff, Mario Lanza, Jerry Lewis & the Marx Brothers – who also provided never-before-published snapshots of Hollywood legends at home.
McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [3/2005] for $35.00
That's Me, Groucho book by Matthew Coniam  "That's Me, Groucho!: The Solo Career of Groucho Marx" [2016]
by Matthew Coniam, Foreword by Frank Ferrante

Kindle Edition from McFarland [8/2016] for $9.99
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [8/2016] for $35.00

"Groucho Marx, Detective" Mystery Novels by Ron Goulart
"Groucho Marx, Master Detective" [April 1998]
"Groucho Marx, Private Eye" [April 1999]
"Elementary, My Dear Groucho: A Mystery" [Nov 1999]
"Groucho Marx and The Broadway Murders: A Mystery" [July 2001]
Groucho Marx, Secret Agent: A Mystery by Ron Goulart (Jul 17, 2002)
"Groucho Marx, King of The Jungle: A Mystery" [June 2005]

All  Five  Marx  Brothers

all five Marx Brothers, circa 1950 - Harpo, Zeppo, Chico, Groucho, and Gummo
all five Marx Brothers, circa 1950
Harpo, Zeppo, Chico, Groucho, and Gummo

Leonard  'Chico'  Marx   [1887-1961]
credits on IMDbentry at Wikipedia

Arthur  Adolph  'Harpo'  Marx   [1888-1964]
browse DVDscredits at IMDbentry at Wikipedia

Harpo Speaks! book by Harpo Marx & Rowland Barber  "Harpo Speaks!" [1961] by Harpo Marx, with Rowland Barber
Kindle Edition from NightHawk Books [6/2015] for $4.99
Limelight Editions 8¼x5½ pb [7/2004] for $16.49
Limelight Editions 8¼x5½ pb [7/2004] out of print/used
Freeway Press mass pb [1974] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster/Bernard Geis 8¼x5½ hardcover [1961] out of print/used
Harpo Speaks About New York book by Harpo Marx & Rowland Barber  "Harpo Speaks . . . About New York" [2001]
by Harpo Marx, with Rowland Barber, Introduction by E.L. Doctorow

Little Bookroom hardcover [2005] out of print/used

Julius  Henry  'Groucho'  Marx   [1890-1977]
browse DVDs at Amazonmovie & TV credits on IMDbBroadway credits on IBDbentry at Wikipedia

actor Frank Ferrante's 'GrouchoWorld' website

"You Bet Your Life" radio program [1947-59] starring Groucho Marx - 131 episodes on CD

"You Bet Your Life" [NBC-TV 1950-61]
Author Ray Bradbury matched wits with Groucho on an episode of Groucho's hit TV series in 1955; Ray was really nervous,
and he and his partner won some money but not the contest • series credits at IMDbwatch segment video [3:42] on

"You Bet Your Life: The Best Episodes" from Shout! Factory = 18 episodes + outtakes on DVD (8/2004)
"Groucho Marx Collectors Edition" 13 episodes from TV {not on Amazon?}

Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado" TV special
[NBC-TV April 1960]
Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado" starring Groucho Marx & Stanley Holloway  Bell Telephone Hour episode; produced, adapted & co-directed by Savoyard actor Martyn Green; co-directed by Robert Dwan; featuring Groucho Marx {as Ko-Ko}, Stanley Holloway {as Pooh-Bah} & Helen Traubel {as Katisha}, with Dennis King, Melinda Marx, Barbara Meister, Sharon Randall & Robert Rounseville
Video Artists Intl. b&w DVD [6/2012] for $24.99
full credits at IMDb
"Rhubarb" sitcom pilot [1967 TV] that starred Groucho Marx
based on the novel by H. Allen Smith

movie "Skidoo" [1968] Groucho portrayed God

An Evening With Groucho Marx recording  "An Evening With Groucho" performance recording [1972]
live one-man show starring Groucho Marx recorded at
Carnegie Hall in New York City

A&M Records vinyl recording [1972] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
A&M Records audio CD [1990] out of prodn/rare {high cost}
Groucho: A Life In Review off-Broadway play & HBO TV special  off-Broadway play "Groucho: A Life In Review" [1986]
by son Arthur Marx

off-Broadway credits: 254 performances, 1986-87
"Groucho: A Life In Review" TV special [H.B.O. March 2001]
by Arthur Marx & Robert Fisher, starring Frank Ferrante

White Star color DVD [3/2005] for $17.99
Kultur Video color VHS [8/2001] out of prodn/used
credits at IMDb
poster for 'An Evening With Groucho' one-man play  
one-man play "An Evening With Groucho" [1990?]
starring Frank Ferrante

official website {with tour dates)
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"The Funniest Song In The World" [1949] released on the Young Peoples' Records label

"Hooray For Captain Spaulding" [1952] with the Ken Lane Singers and the Victor Young Orchestra
became increasingly identified as Groucho's personal theme song

1930 Beds book by Groucho Marx  "Beds" [1930, rev 1976] by Groucho Marx
'Very short and outrageously funny'; 1930 original has 48 pages,
expanded 1976 edition has 71 pages & additional photographs

Bobbs-Merrill Co. mass pb [8/76] out of print/used
Bobbs-Merrill Co. mass pb [8/76] out of print/used
Farrar & Rinehart 7¾x5½ hardcover [1930] out of print/used
Many Happy Returns income tax book by Groucho Marx & Otto Soglow  "Many Happy Returns: An Unofficial Guide To Your Income Tax Problems" [1942]
by Groucho Marx, TPLB; Illustrated by Otto Soglow

{the TPLB abbreviation on the cover stands for 'Tax Payer, Lower Brackets'}
Simon & Schuster 7¼x5½ hardcover [1942] out of print/scarce
Groucho and Me autobiography by Groucho Marx  "Groucho and Me" autobiography [1959]
by Groucho Marx, Foreword by James Thurber

The life and lunatic times of the great genius Groucho, aka Julius Henry Marx
Kindle Edition from Da Capo Press/Hachette [6/2009] for $11.99
Virgin Books 8½x5¼ pb [5/94] out of print/used
Dell mass pb [1960] out of print/used
B. Geis Assocs/Random House hardcover 8¾x5¾ [1959] out of print/used

"Memoirs of A Mangy Lover" [1963]

The Groucho Letters: Letters from & to Groucho Marx book  "The Groucho Letters: Letters From and To Groucho Marx" [1967]
S&S 8¼x5½ pb [8/2007] for $10.88
San Val hardcover [9/94] for $28.20
S&S 8½x5¾ hardcover [3/67] out of print/used
The Marx Bros. Scrapbook book by Groucho Marx & Richard J. Anobile  "The Marx Bros. Scrapbook" [1973] by Groucho Marx & Richard J. Anobile
Interviews with each Marx Brother, and with their family and friends and co-workers and critics, with more than 300 professional and family photos; Groucho sued to stop publication (per mass pb cover) with a price of $15 million!
Warner Books mass pb [6/75] out of print/used
Warner Books mass pb [6/75] out of print/used
HarperCollins 11x8½ pb [10/89] out of print/50+ used
HarperCollins 11x8½ pb [10/89] out of print/used
W.H. Allen/Virgin Books 9x6 hardcover [4/74] out of print/used
W.W. Norton 11x8½ hardcover [11/73] out of print/50+ used

"The Groucho Phile" [1976]

Letters From Groucho Marx To His Daughter Miriam book & spoken word CD  "Love Groucho: Letters From Groucho Marx To His Daughter Miriam" [1992]
Edited by Miriam Marx Allen, Foreword by Dick Cavette

Da Capo Press 9x6 pb [2/2002] out of print/many used
Faber & Faber 8½x5½ pb [10/97] out of print/used
Faber & Faber 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/92] out of print/many used
reading performed by Frank Ferrante
73-minute Uproar Ent./Audible audio CD [10/2006] for $9.95

Groucho & W.C. Fields, Huckster Comedians book by Wes D. Gehring  "Groucho and W.C. Fields: Huckster Comedians" [1994]
by Wes D. Gehring

Univ Press of Mississippi 9x6&frac4 pb [12/94] for $18.00
Univ Press of Mississippi 9½x6½ hardcover [12/94] for $42.00

Magic Lantern's W.C. Fields [1880-1946] Page

Raised Eyebrows, Years Inside Groucho’s House book by Steve Stoliar  "Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House" [1996]
by Steve Stoliar, Introduction by Dick Cavett

U.C.L.A. film student Stoliar was hired as personal secretary, archivist & general gofer for Groucho Marx, working daily with Groucho and with the notorious Erin Fleming, from 1974 to Groucho’s death in 1977. Author Stoliar has since worked as a TV writer and as a voice actor {IMDb credits}.
General Publng Group 9x6¼ hardcover [1996] out of print/70+ used
Essential Groucho book edited by Stefan Kanfer  "The Essential Groucho: Writings By, For, and About Groucho Marx" [2000]
Selected & Edited by Stefan Kanfer

Vintage 8x5¼ pb [6/2000] for $11.30
Penguin Books Ltd 7¾x5 pb [9/2000] out of print/used

"Marx & Lennon: The Parallel Sayings" [2005]

Groucho Marx, Other Short Stories & Tall Tales book edited by Robert S. Bader  "Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales: Selected Writings of Groucho Marx" [1993, rev 2011] Edited by Robert S. Bader, Foreword by Dick Cavett
Kindle Edition from Applause Books [10/2011] for $9.99
Applause Books 9x6 pb [10/2011] for $16.93
Faber & Faber 9x6 pb [9/96] out of print/50+ used
Faber & Faber 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/93] out of print/40+ used
Quotable Groucho Marx book edited by Devon Alexander  "The Quotable Groucho Marx" [2014] Edited by Devon Alexander
Many photos, but only 46 pages; Amazon reviewers complain of sloppy work: typos, misquotes . . .
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [4/2014] for $6.30
CreateSpace 8x5 pb [4/2014] for $6.30
Groucho Marx Comedy of Existence book by Lee Siegel  "Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence" [2015]
by Lee Siegel

Kindle Edition from Yale Univ Press [12/2015] for $11.99
Yale Univ Press 8½x6 hardcover [12/2015] for $19.38

Milton  'Gummo'  Marx  [1892-1977]
credits on IMDbentry at Wikipedia

Herbert  Manfred  'Zeppo'  Marx  [1901-79]
credits on IMDbentry at Wikipedia

Friends & Family
The five Marx Brothers were born from 1887 to 1901; they started performing in vaudeville in 1905, and made their last movie in 1949;
Groucho's game show aired on radio & TV from 1947 to 1961; Zeppo Marx died last at age 78 in 1979.

father Samuel Marx [1859-1933]
mother Miene 'Minnie' Schönberg [Palmer] Marx [1864-1929]

Groucho was born in 1890

first wife Ruth Johnson Marx [] - married Feb 1920, divorced July 1942
son Arthur Julius Marx [1921-2011]
"Life With Groucho" [1954] by Arthur Marx
daughter Miriam Marx Allen [b. 1927]

second wife {Catherine Dittig} Kay Marvis Gorcey Marx []
married Feb 1945, divorced May 1951
daughter Melinda Marie Marx Berti [b. 1946]

third wife Eden Marie Higgins Hartford Marx [1930-83], married 1954, divorced 1969

Groucho's late-life companion Erin Fleming [1941-2003]

announcer & friend George Fenneman
friend Dick Cavett

Harpo was born in 1888
wife actress Susan Fleming Marx [1908-2002]
married Sept 1936, widowed Sept 1964
unpublished autobiography "Go Tell"

adopted son William 'Bill' Marx [b. 1937]
Son of Harpo Speaks book by Bill Marx  "Son of Harpo Speaks!: A Family Portrait" [2010] by Bill Marx
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [11/2010] out of print/used
Applause Books 9x6 hardcover [10/2011] for $14.29
Waterlogg/Blackstone MP3 audio CD read by author [10/2013] for $21.75
Waterlogg/Blackstone audio CD read by author [10/2013] for $27.02
adopted son Alexander Marx, adopted son Jimmy Marx
adopted daughter Minnie Marx Eagle [b. 1948]

Maxine Marx Culhane [1918-2009], daughter of Chico Marx
"Growing Up With Chico" [1980] by Maxine

Robert 'Bob' Marx [b. 1930], son of Gummo Marx

Zeppo Marx was born in 1901

first wife Marion Bimberg Benda Marx [] - married 4/1927, divorced 5/1954
adopted son Timothy (1944), adopted son Thomas (1945)

second wife Barbara Blakeley Marx [], married 9/1959
stepson Bobby Oliver Marx

Image  Gallery

TIME Magazine cover of 15 August 1932 with Harpo, Groucho & Chico and a U.S.C. football star         

L i n k s
Marx Brothers team entry at Wikipedia
keyword 'Marx Brothers' listing at Internet Movie Database
search books on keywords 'marx brothers' at Amazon
browse Marx Brothers movies on DVD at Amazon
The Marx Brothers
EMI Comedy Classics - Groucho Marx: Madness [] by Groucho Marx UPC: 5099922718327

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