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(N.N.): Review of 'Home Again' (Royal Theatre)

 

- Variety, 12 Feb 1915

(N.N.): Review of 'Home Again' (Palace)

 

- Variety, 27 Feb 1915

(N.N.): Four Marx Brothers
Review of their Chicago show

 

- Variety, "New acts"-section, 07 Feb 1919

(N.N.): Review of 'The Mezzanine Floor' (Palace)

 

- Variety, 18 Mar 1921

Benchley, Robert: The Marx Brothers
Review of 'I'll say she is'

 

- Life, 05 Jun 1924

- in: Getchell, Charles (ed.): "Benchley at the Theatre", Ipswich Press, Ipswich, MA, 1985

(N.N.): Review of 'Animal Crackers' (play)

 

- New York Times, 24 Oct 1928

Seldes, Gilbert: Review of 'Animal Crackers'
(Stage Show)

 

- New Republic, 14 Nov 1928

(N.N.): Review of 'Animal Crackers'

 

- Variety, 03 Sep 1930

Grierson, John: Review of 'Animal Crackers'

 

- The Clarion, Dec 1930

Grierson, John: Review of 'Monkey Business'

 

- Everyman, 15 Oct 1931

(N.N.): Review of 'Horse Feathers'

 

- Variety, 16 Aug 1932

Bashky, Alexander: Madness from Hollywood
Review of 'Horse Feathers'

 

- The Nation, 31 Aug 1932

Birrell, Francis: The Marx Brothers
Review of 'Horse Feathers'

 

- New Statesman and Nation, 4, no.84, 01 Oct 1932

Soupault, Philippe: Review of 'Horse Feathers'

 

- L'Europe Nouvelle, 08 Oct 1932

Wagner, Rob: Review of 'Duck Soup'

 

- Rob Wagner's Script, 18 Nov 1933

- Slide, Anthony: "Selected Film Criticism 1931-1940", The Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, NJ, 1982

(N.N.): Review of 'Duck Soup'

 

- Time, 20 Nov 1933

(N.N.): Review of 'Duck Soup'

 

- New York Evening Post, 23 Nov 1933

(N.N.): Review of 'Duck Soup'

 

- Variety, 28 Nov 1933

(N.N.): Review of 'Duck Soup'

 

- Newsweek, 02 Dec 1933

Troy, Williams: Review of 'Duck Soup'

 

- The Nation, 13 Dec 1933

Levin, Meyer: Review of 'Duck Soup'

 

- Esquire, Feb 1934

- Kaufman, S. and Henstell, B. (eds.): "American Film Criticism", Liveright, New York, NY, 1972

- Kaufman, S. and Henstell, B. (eds.): "American Film Criticism", Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 1979

Sennwald, Andre: Review of 'A Night at the Opera'

 

- New York Times, 07 Dec 1935

Ferguson, Otis: The Marxian Epileptic
Review of 'A Night at the Opera'

 

- New Republic, 11 Dec 1935

Alsop, Joseph Jr.: Surrealism Beaten at Its Own Game
Review of 'A Night at the Opera'

 

- New York Herald Tribune, 15 Dec 1935

Fadiman, Clifton: A New High in Low Comedy
Review of 'A Night at the Opera'

 

- Stage, Jan 1936

- Kaufman, S. and Henstell, B. (eds.): "American Film Criticism", Liveright, New York, NY, 1972

- Kaufman, S. and Henstell, B. (eds.): "American Film Criticism", Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 1979

(N.N.): Review of 'A Day at the Races'

 

- New York Times, 18 Jun 1937

(N.N.): Marx Cinemania
Review of 'A Night at the Opera'

 

- Literary Digest, 26 Jun 1937

Ferguson, Otis: Review of 'A Day at the Races'

 

- The New Republic, 30 Jun 1937

Cunningham, James P.: Review of 'A Day at the Races'

 

- Commonweal, 02 Jul 1937

Van Doren, Mark: Harpo & Co
Review of 'A Night at the Opera'

 

- The Nation, 10 Jul 1937

Nugent, Frank S.: Review of 'Room Service'

 

- New York Times, 22 Sep 1938

(N.N.): Review of 'Room Service'

 

- Modern Screen, Dec 1938

Whitebait, William: Review of 'At The Circus'

 

- The New Statesman and Nation, 16 Dec 1939

(N.N.): Review of 'Go West'

 

- Time, 23 Dec 1940

Ferguson, Otis: Methods of Madness
Review of 'Go West'

 

- The New Republic, 27 Jan 1941

(N.N.): Review of 'The Big Store'

 

- New York Times, 27 Jun 1941

Anstey, Edgar: Review of 'The Big Store'

 

- The Spectator, UK, 03 Oct 1941

Agee, James: Review of 'A Night in Casablanca'

 

- The Nation, 25 May 1946

- in: "Agee on Film", McDowell Obolensky, New York, NY, 1958, 1963

- in: "Agee on Film", Peter Owen, London, UK, 1963

- in: "Agee on Film", Beacon Press, 1964

- in: "Agee on Film", Grosset & Dunlap, New York, NY, 1969

Mosdell, D.: Review of 'A Night in Casablanca'

 

- The Canadian Forum, Sep 1946

(N.N.): You Bet Your Life
brief negative review

 

- Newsweek, 24 Nov 1947

(N.N.): At the Paramount: Double Dynamite
review of the movie

 

- New York Times, 26 Dec 1951

Thurber, James: Review of 'Groucho and Me'

 

- New York Herald Tribune, 13 Sep 1959

Patalas, Enno: Die Marx Brothers in der Oper / Die Marx Brothers im Kaufhaus
Review of ANATO/BS for their premier on German TV

 

- (deutsch) Filmkritik, Apr 1967

Nolan, Matin: Marxisms
Review of 'The Groucho Letters'

 

- The Reporter, 13 Jul 1967

Seaton, George: Books
Review of Zimmerman/Goldblatt's "The Marx Brothers at the Movies"

 

- Action, 1969-01/02

Kerr, Walter: Those Four Boys Onstage Honored the Marx Bros.
Review of 'Minnie's Boys'

 

- New York Times, 05 Apr 1970

Prelutsky, Burt: Facets of Groucho That Only a Son Could Know
'Son of Groucho' Review

 

- Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec 1972

Bernardini, A.: Review of "Sogni proibiti : i comici di Hollywood dai Marx Brothers a Woody Allen" by Carabba,C, Vannini,A

 

- (italiano) Bianco E Nero, Rome, Italy, 1979, ISSN: 0006-0577

Podboy, Patricia A.: Bookmarx
('Hello, I must be Going', 'Groucho')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1979 Summer

Wheeler, Elizabeth: This Groucho Biography Misses the Marx
'Groucho' Review

 

- Los Angeles Times, 21 Jan 1979

Cavett, Dick: 'Groucho' by Hector Arce
Review

 

- The New Republic, 30 Jun 1979

(N.N.): Bookmarx
('By George')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1980 Summer

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(reviews of 'You Bet Your Life' and Maxine Marx's 'Growing up with Chico')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1980 Winter

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine'
(Broadway production)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1980 Winter

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'Minnie's Boys'
(London premiere)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1980 Winter

Kral, P.: Review of "Les Freres Marx" by Benayoun,R.

 

- (français) Positif No. 238, Paris, France, 1981, ISSN: 0048-4911

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(review of Peter DeVries' 'Madder Music')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1981 Summer

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'An elephant in my pajamas' starring John Bay

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1981 Winter

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'Groucho!' starring Lewis J. Stadlen

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1981 Winter

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'Groucho: A Comic in Three Acts' starring Ron MacCloskey

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1981 Winter

(N.N.): Bookmarx
('The Letters of Nunally Johnson', 'The Vaudevillians', 'Together again')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1982 Summer

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell'

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1982 Summer

(N.N.): More on Les
(a mini-review of Marsden in 'Minnie's Boys')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1982 Winter

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'A Night at Harpo's'
(starring Les Marsden)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1982 Winter

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'Animal Crackers'
(the Washington, DC revival)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1982 Winter

(N.N.): TFG reviews Gabe Kaplan as Groucho

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1982 Winter

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(news of 'Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion', 'Halliwell's Hundred', 'Movie Star', 'Whatever Became of the Quiz Kids' and the 'Cerebus the Aardvark' comics)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1983 Summer

Snow, Dana A.: TFG reviews 'It's top secret'

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1983 Winter

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(reviews of Gilda Marx's 'Body Design by Gilda' and others)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1984 Summer

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(a recap of the reviews of Kyle Crichton's 'The Marx Brothers')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1984 Winter

Benchley, Robert: Harpo, Groucho, Chico, Zeppo and Karl
Review of 'Animal Crackers' (play)

 

- in: Getchell, Charles (ed.): "Benchley at the Theatre", Ipswich Press, Ipswich, MA, 1985

Zimmer, J.: Review of "Les Marx Brothers" by Alion,Y.

 

- (français) Revue Du Cinéma, No. 409, Paris, France, 1985, ISSN: 0019-2635

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(a recap of the reviews of 'Harpo speaks!')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1985 Summer

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(reviews of 'Spike Jones and his City Slickers', 'W.C. Fields: A Life on Film', and 'W.C. Fields: A Bio-bibliography')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1985 Summer

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'An evening with Groucho' starring Frank Ferrante

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1985 Summer

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(review of 'Canned Goods as Caviar')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1985 Winter

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'Groucho' starring Frank Ferrante and Les Marsden
(the Kansas City production)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1985 Winter

(N.N.): What the other critics say
(about various productions of 'A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine' and 'Groucho: A Comic in Three Acts')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1985 Winter

(N.N.): What the other critics say
(about 'Groucho' starring Frank Ferrante and Les Marsden)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1985 Winter

Kral, P.: Review of "Les Marx Brothers" by Alion,Y.

 

- (français) Positif, No. 298, Paris, France, Dec 1985, ISSN: 0048-4911

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(reviews of 'Movie Comedy Teams, 'Don't Mention the Marx Brothers', 'Holy Smoke' and others)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1986 Summer

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(reviews of 'S.J. Perelman, a life' and 'Reel Characters')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1986 Winter

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'Groucho: A Life in Revue'
(the off-Broadway production starring Frank Ferrante, Les Marsden and Faith Prince)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1986 Winter

(N.N.): What the other critics say
(about 'Groucho: A Life in Revue' starring Frank Ferrante, Les Marsden and Faith Prince)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1986 Winter

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(reviews of 'Debrett goes Hollywood', 'Laurel & Hardy', 'The Groucho Letters' and 'S.J. Perelman, a critical study')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1987 Summer

(N.N.): What the other critics say
(more on the off-Broadway production of 'Groucho: A Life in Revue')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1987 Summer

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(reviews of the 'Marx Brothers: A Bio-bibliography', 'Screenwriter: Words Become Pictures', 'Hollywood Anecdotes', 'The Portable Curmudgeon', 'Robert Florey: French Expressionist', and other news)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1987 Winter

(N.N.): What the other critics say
(about 'Groucho: A Life in Revue', London)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1987 Winter

White, Raymond D.: TFG reviews 'Groucho: A Life in Revue'
(the London production)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1987 Winter

(N.N.): TFG reviews the Boston revival of 'Animal Crackers'

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1988 Summer

(N.N.): TFG reviews the Washington, D.C. revival of 'Cocoanuts'

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1988 Summer

(N.N.): What the other critics say
(about the Boston revival of 'Animal Crackers')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1988 Summer

(N.N.): What the other critics say
(about the Washington, D.C. revival of 'Cocoanuts')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1988 Summer

(N.N.): What the other critics say
(about 'Groucho: A Comic in Three Acts' and the Albuquerque production of 'Groucho: A Life in Revue')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1988 Summer

(N.N.): Bookmarx
(reviews of a half dozen books, including Arthur Marx's 'My life with Groucho')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1988 Winter

(N.N.): Needlemarx
(review of Bill Marx's 'From Harpo with love')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1988 Winter

(N.N.): Needlemarx
(reviews of two new records)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1988 Winter

(N.N.): What the other critics say
(about the National Jewish Theatre production of 'Minnie's Boys')

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1988 Winter

Allen, S.: Review of "Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel" by Michael Barson

 

- New York Times Book Review, 04 Dec 1988, ISSN: 0028-7806

Musser, C.: Review of "The Marx-Brothers - A Bio-Bibliography" by Gehring,W.D.

 

- Film Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 4, Berkeley, CA, 1988-Summer, ISSN: 0015-1386

Oakes, P.: Review of "Flywheel, Shyster And Flywheel" by Barson,M

 

- New Statesman & Society, Vol. 2, No. 37, London, UK, 17 Feb 1989, ISSN: 0954-2361

(N.N.): Review of "Harpo Speaks"

 

- Empire, UK, Feb 1990

(N.N.): Bookmarx
('Genie with the Light Blue Hair', news of forthcoming books)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1990 Summer

O'Brien; Bohlman: TFG reviews a Minnesota production of 'Groucho: A Life in Revue'

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1990 Summer

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'Hello, I Must Be Going'
(Groucho's final concert and the documentary about it)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1990 Winter

(N.N.): TFG reviews 'Sister Groucho'
(a surrealist film from Germany)

 

- The Freedonia Gazette, 1990 Winter

Diogo, AT: Review of 'Mala Dos Marx Brothers' by Camilo,J
I am not sure whether the original book is about the Brothers or just has them in the title

 

- (português) Coloquio-Letras, 120, Lisbon, Portugal, 1991-Apr-Jun, ISSN: 0010-1451

(N.N.): The original Groucho club
Review of Simon Louvish's 'Monkey Business'

 

- The Guardian, 12 Nov 1999

Jacobson, H: Review of "Monkey Business" by Louvish

 

- The Times Literary Supplement, London, UK, 21 Jan 2000, ISSN: 0307-661X

Matthews, P.: Review of "Monkey Business" by Louvish, S

 

- Sight And Sound, Vol. 10, No. 2, London, UK, Feb 2000, ISSN: 0037-4806

Reinitz, N: Ensorcelment (Response To Howard Jacobson On The Marx Brothers)
Letter

 

- The Times Literary Supplement, Market Harborough, UK, 11 Feb 2000, ISSN: 0307-661X

Rees, S.: Review of "Monkey Business" by Louvish, S.

 

- Library Journal, Vol. 125, No. 7, New York, NY, 15 Apr 2000, ISSN: 0363-0277

Giddins, G: Review of "Monkey Business" by Louvish

 

- New York Times Book Review, New York, NY, 18 Jun 2000, ISSN: 0028-7806

O'Brien, G.: Review of "Monkey Business" by Louvish, S.

 

- New York Review Of Books, Vol. 47, No. 12, New York, NY, 20 Jul 2000, ISSN: 0028-7504

Thomson, D.: Review of "Monkey Business" By Louvish, S.

 

- New Republic, Vol. 223, No. 11, Washington, DC, 11 Sep 2000, ISSN: 0028-6583

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