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Love, Groucho: Letters From Groucho Marx To His Daughter Miriam

Love, Groucho: Letters From Groucho Marx To His Daughter Miriam

Love, Groucho: Letters From Groucho Marx To His Daughter MiriamDescription of  Love, Groucho: Letters From Groucho Marx To His Daughter Miriam

Buy from Amazon.com For everyone who still can’t get enough of this legendary wit (and excellent writer), here is an extraordinary collection of almost two hundred letters by Groucho Marx. Following a close filial relationship as it unfolds week by week, year by year, these letters move through three decades of life: from the vagaries of Groucho’s career in film, radio, and television, through two divorces and two remarriages, to Miriam’s own often tumultuous young adulthood. (more…)

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Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales: Selected Writings of Groucho Marx, An Updated and Expanded Edition

Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales

Editorial Review of  Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales: Selected Writings of Groucho Marx, An Updated and Expanded Edition, courtesy of  Amazon.com

Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales: Selected Writings of Groucho Marx, An Updated and Expanded EditionBuy from Amazon.com It makes sense that Groucho, master of the wise crack, a man who kept company with S.J. Perelman and George S. Kaufman, should be a wonderful author in his own right, but you won’t know how wonderful unless you have this book. Its editor, Robert S. Bader, has collected the funniest essays, columns and letters that Groucho composed during his long career. Writing with a wit and love of non-sequitur that influenced the young Woody Allen, Groucho also displays real warmth of character in these short pieces, an abiding love of family and of living. (more…)

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The Groucho Letters

The Groucho Letters: Letters from and to Groucho Marx

The Groucho Letters: Letters from and to Groucho MarxBuy from Amazon.com The Groucho Letters – Letters to and from Groucho Marx is a collection of, well, letters sent by Groucho Marx.   If you like Groucho Marx’ acerbic sense of humor, you’ll love this.   One small example is  Groucho’s famous letter to the Warner Brothers about the Marx Brothers’  using the name ‘Casablanca’ in their film,  A Night in Casablanca.   Letters to his brothers, friends famous and not-so-famous are all filled with his trademark humor. (more…)

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Groucho and Me - the autobiography of Groucho Marx

Funny quotes from Groucho and Me

Groucho Marx was never more funny than in his autobiography,  Groucho and Me.   Here as some examples: (more…)

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Groucho and Me - the autobiography of Groucho Marx

Groucho and Me

Groucho and Me - the autobiography of Groucho MarxGroucho and Me – the autobiography of Groucho Marx

Buy from Amazon.com Groucho and Me is a very entertaining autobiography of Groucho Marx, written by Julius Marx (Groucho’s real name).   Witty and entertaining, with piles of anecdotes, it’s well worth reading if you’re a fan of Groucho Marx – but not if you’re looking for accuracy or detail of life behind the scenes for the Marx Brothers.   For example, Groucho’s version of the story behind why Harpo never spoke on screen is hilariously funny; but totally inaccurate.

If you’re looking for detail or accuracy, you’ll have to look elsewhere; but if you’re looking for an entertaining read directly from the fingers of Groucho himself, look no further.   A recommended read.   For a taste, feel free to check out funny quotes from  Groucho and Me. (more…)

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The Cocoanuts (1929), starring the Marx Brothers

Marx Brothers photo gallery

Marx Brothers photo gallery – a collection of photos of the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo) from their movies, publicity stills, and so on. (more…)

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You Bet Your Life - The Best Episodes - starring Groucho Marx, with many of the best episodes, and some nice extras as well

Groucho Marx | You Bet Your Life | the best episodes

Editorial Reviews of You Bet Your Life – The Best Episodes, courtesy of Amazon.com

You Bet Your Life - The Best Episodes - starring Groucho Marx, with many of the best episodes, and some nice extras as wellBuy from Amazon.com The secret word for  Groucho Marx  fans is ‘DVD.’  This three-disc set collects a priceless archive of 18 complete and uncut episodes filmed between 1950 and 1960. The surprise success of the radio incarnation of You Bet Your Life assured for Groucho that there would be life after the Marx Brothers, whose film career came to a sad end with 1950’s Love Happy. The television series would be an even bigger hit, and make Groucho a household name. You Bet Your Life was ostensibly a quiz show, but it was more just a forum for Groucho to crack wise with the contestants. These were mostly ordinary people with oddball jobs or interests, or extraordinary talents, like the man who blows up a tire’s inner-tube on an episode included on disc 2. Knowing now that the program was carefully planned does not diminish the fun. There are many precious spontaneous moments, such as the trombone-playing female contestant who practically swoons over Groucho’s announcer/straight man George Fenneman. (more…)

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Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of The Marx Brothers

Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers

Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of The Marx BrothersEditorial Review of Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers, by Simon Louvish (courtesy of Amazon.com )

Buy from Amazon.com  A serious book hiding behind a goofy title,  Monkey Business captures a tremendous amount of detail in its pages, enough to satisfy the most hard-core  Marx Brothers aficionado. Author Simon Louvish has a talent for showcasing contrasts, and it’s these contrasts–along with a few surprises–that make the brothers such fascinating characters. (more…)

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Animal Crackers - The Marx Brothers - Groucho - Harpo - Chico - Zeppo - Margaret Dumont

Animal Crackers, starring the Marx Brothers

Review of Animal Crackers, starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont

Animal Crackers - The Marx Brothers - Groucho - Harpo - Chico - Zeppo - Margaret DumontBuy from Amazon.com Released in 1930, Animal Crackers is the Marx Brothers‘ second film.  It’s full of the manic energy for which Groucho MarxChico, and Harpo are known. In addition, Zeppo also excels in this film, acting as the secretary for Groucho, aka. Captain Spaulding, famous African explorer. One of the film’s songs, Hooray for Captain Spaulding, became Groucho’s trademark.

In a nutshell, the Marx Brothers become involved in a high society party, where a theft occurs.  Leaving them embroiled in finding the crook and clearing their names.  Highlights of the film include: (more…)

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A Night at the Opera, starring the Marx Brothers

A Night at the Opera, starring the Marx Brothers

DVD review of A Night at the Opera (1935) starring the Marx Brothers (Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx)

A Night at the Opera, starring the Marx BrothersDirector:  Sam Wood
Black & White, HiFi Sound, NTSC
One of the all-time funniest  Marx Brothers movies – which makes it one of the funniest movies of all time.

Buy from Amazon.com Synopsis:  Groucho Marx is Otis P. Driftwood, too busy trying to fleece Mrs. Claypool (played by the fifth Marx brother, Margaret Dumont) to spend time running an Opera Company.  Harpo is Tomasso, the abused valet to the pompous tenor, while  Chico is Fiorello, self-appointed agent for the unknown, talented young singer Ricardo Baroni (Allan Jones), who is in love with Rosa Castaldi (Kitty Carlisle) – the obligatory singing love interest. When Groucho loses his job, the plot thickens – but with the brothers Marx, who needs a thick plot? Some of the  classic comic routines  “A Night at the Opera” gives you include: (more…)

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