Find out who's behind this web site dedicated to The Marx Brothers
"Why A Duck?" @ marx-brothers.org
Putting this site together over the past several years has been a treat, but it's also been a lot of work. And a whole lot of people have helped me out along the way, so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of them.
First of all, I'd like to thank all of the people who have given me sound and picture files: Jena Santorelli, Flapjack, Scott Bloxom, Mike Rosenberg, Matt Boynick, Mark Cowles, Colin Lapin, Gary Peavyhouse, Steven Astaire, Mike Rogers, John Benz Fentner, Steg Hansen, Bill Buchanan, The Frankly Fantastic Booster Man, Jim Hammerslag, Kathy Biehl, and Chris Marx.
And I'd like to offer a special thank you to those who have contributed content to this page: Jay Hopkins and his associates for the incredible television listings (and Wayne Boenig and Neil Sharrow for clarifying and updating); Wayne Boenig for the "Oscar" categories; Aimee Darmer for some very touching material for my Harpo Tribute page; Jonathan Jacobs and Christine Taylor for two of George Fenneman's obituaries; Angela Toma for transcribing the "Contract" scene from "A Night At The Opera;" Kathy Biehl for contributing the "Marxes in the Sky" section; Robert Bader for contributing the Groucho Chronology from his book, "Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales;" and Matt Gilbert for taking the time and trouble to not only convert my Marx Brothers Desktop Theme to the Macintosh platform, but also for offering to support it. I'd also like to thank Rob Bader, Wayne Boenig, Stefan Timphus, and Jay Hopkins for allowing me to use their research for my Marx of Time page.
Kathy Biehl deserves a special thank you for casting a critical eye on my work here, and for being my conscience at times and offering continuing support.
Last, I'd like to thank my father. Not only did he introduce me to the Marxes in the first place, but (more importantly, if you can believe it) he also passed on his keen appreciation for the absurd and taught me not to take life too seriously.
And thanks to everyone who visits the page and takes time to write with comments. It's been a pleasure!
©1995-2006, Frank M. Bland
The pages under www.marx-brothers.org/whyaduck were originally created by Frank Bland for his site www.whyaduck.com. Frank did kindly give me permission to use the contents of his site.
If you find text referring to "I" or "me" on pages under www.marx-brothers.org/whyaduck, this will usually refer to Frank.