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A Course In Marxism
Evidence of newly increased interest in the Marxes, this cover story appeared in the New York Times Book Review on June 18, 2000.
Interest in Groucho and his brothers continues, as shown in this cover feature from the July 20, 2000, New York Review of Books.
"It's an old Italian phrase..."
Or so claims Allan Jones in "Cosi Cosa," a song from "A Night At The Opera."
Who's Sorry Now?
Although it was written over 20 years before "A Night In Casablanca" was released, its appearance in the movie did much for its popularity.
Fun for all the family!
Every Wednesday night on ABC! Groucho is featured prominently in this magazine advertisement.
"Blatz is Milwaukee's finest beer!"
"I've been to Milwaukee, I ought to know..." or so says Groucho in this magazine advertisement.
Harpo on Parade
In this shot from the set of A Day At The Races,
Harpo jams with a whole bunch of extras.
In this scene, deleted from A Day At The Races,
Harpo and Chico pose as bellhops while Groucho poses in a drapery.
Harpo at the harp
In this scene from Animal Crackers, Harpo settles down on the balcony for some quite time with his harp.
Who's making that racket?
Groucho and Margaret Dumont are puzzled by the incredible noise they hear through the door in this scene from Duck Soup. Groucho suspects it's mice.
Stack 'em up!
From top to bottom, Harpo, Ann Miller, Chico, Lucille Ball, and Groucho pose in this publicity still from Room Service.
Chico, Zeppo, Groucho, and Harpo appear pensive in this early publicity shot.
Wake me when it's over
In this ironic pose, the three Marxes snooze outside of MGM's gates, hoping in vain to gain entry into these hallowed halls.
Harpo poses in ancient garb for this Life Magazine cover photo.
The Four Marx Brothers put their heads on a platter in this early pose.
The brothers pose on and about the piano in this shot from The Cocoanuts on Broadway.
Harpo with his harp, as usual.
It's hard to tell from this photo whether Harpo is nervous, or is simply suffering from indegestion.
Groucho & Vera
According to my survey, Raquel Torres (as Vera Marcal) is the overwhelming favorite villainesse in Marxdom. Here she dances with Groucho: "I could dance with you till the cows come home. On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows till you come home."
Baravelli (Chico) and Pinky (Harpo) are caught with their pants down in a failed attempt to kidnap Mullen (James Pierce) and MacHardie (Nat Pendleton) in "Horse Feathers."
Give peace a chance
Legend has it that this stamp sheet was created by the "country" of Abkhazia, which is a small section of Georgia, in an attempt to raise funds from wealthy foreigners. Popular opinion has it that this is a hoax and that the sheet is a fake. Who cares? It's gorgeous!
All hail Marx and Lennon!
This image, the cover art from the Firesign Theatre's 1969 LP, How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere At All was arguably the first appearance of this visual pun.
The Four Nightingales
A picture from 1909ish, featuring (from top to bottom) Groucho, Harpo, Gummo, and Lou Levy.
Through the looking glass
The Four Marx Brothers pose on the set of Duck Soup.
Groucho On Radio
A magazine picture of Groucho (Tower Radio, July 1934) with caption.
Box art from MGM video cassette release of "Animal Crackers."
Not just a good idea, it's the law!
Harpo as Sir Isaac Newton in The Story of Mankind.
Where's the makeup?
Clockwise from left: Arthur, Herbert, Leonard, and Julius Marx pose, sans makeup, for this 1924 photo.
Norman McLeod, Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo, and Charles Barton during the production of "Monkey Business."
A shot of Chico, Harpo, and Groucho in a fond embrace.
Harpo, Chico, and Groucho look pretty intense in this closeup.
Yes, it's yet another closeup of Harpo!
What, more Harpo?
Yes, here's Harpo, yet again playing the Harp (because I know you can't get enough of him).
Chico, Harpo, and Groucho jazz it up in this publicity photo.
A scene from The Cocoanuts where Harpo and Chico are wrestling with a bellboy and Groucho (as Mr. Hammer) watches from behind the reception desk.
A lackluster fight involving the four brothers in an obviously canned photo from the set of Duck Soup.
A Royal Flush!
The Five Marx Brothers (L-R: Zeppo, Groucho, Chico, Gummo, and Harpo).
The Marx Brothers
Here are the five brothers, in caricature, from the cover art to the paperback edition of Kyle Crichton's book, The Marx Brothers.