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Books and articles by members of the Marx family about the Marx Brothers or the Marx family


Fleming Marx, Susan, with Robert S. Bader: Speaking of Harpo
From the publisher: "Her story is the counterpoint to the beloved and acclaimed Harpo Marx autobiography, 'Harpo Speaks!'. Susan's frank, opinionated perspective provides a true look behind the curtain and details Harpo's last years, following the publication of his own book."

Applause Books /  / 2022-07-15 / 1 493 06530 0

- Applause Books, 15 Jul 2022, ISBN: 1 493 06530 0
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Books about the Marx Brothers, their films etc.


Bader, Robert S.: Four of the Three Musketeers - The Marx Brothers on Stage
From the publisher: "Before film made them international comedy legends, the Marx Brothers developed their comic skills on stage for twenty-five years. In Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage, Robert S. Bader offers the first comprehensive history of the foursome's hardscrabble early years honing their act in front of live audiences.
From Groucho's debut in 1905 to their final live performances of scenes from A Night in Casablanca in 1945, the brothers' stage career shows how their characters and routines evolved before their arrival in Hollywood. Four of the Three Musketeers draws on an unmatched array of sources, many not referenced elsewhere. Bader's detailed portrait of the struggling young actors both brings to vivid life a typical night on the road for the Marx Brothers and also illuminates the inner workings of the vaudeville business, especially during its peak in the 1920s.
As Bader traces the origins of the characters that would later come to be beloved by filmgoers, he also skillfully scrapes away the accretion of rumors and mythology perpetuated not only by fans and writers but by the Marx Brothers themselves. Revealing, vital, and entertaining, Four of the Three Musketeers will take its place as an essential reference for this iconic American act."

Northwestern University Press / Evanston, IL / 2022-09 / 0 8101 4575 8

- Northwestern University Press, Evanston, IL, Sep 2022, ISBN: 0 8101 4575 8 / "[This] updated edition adds newly discovered performances [...] and additional information provided by descendants of long-departed vaudevillians mentioned in the book."
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Bader, Robert S.: (Zeppo Marx biography)

 

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Weir, Robert E.: The Marx Brothers and America
"Where Film, Comedy and History Collide" (previously: "The Films in Historical Context")

<a href='https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/the-marx-brothers-and-america/' target='_blank'>McFarland & Co</a> / Jefferson, NC / 2022 / 1 476 68895 8

- McFarland & Co, Jefferson, NC, 2022, ISBN: 1 476 68895 8 / (announced)
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Books and articles which have the Marx Brothers not as their main topic, but have a significant part about them


Feibleman, James: Praise of Comedy: A Study of its Theory and Practice
Chapter 5: "The Comedy of Everyday Life: The Marx Brothers"

Routledge /  / 2022 / 1 032 22214 X

- Routledge, 2022, ISBN: 1 032 22214 X / (hardback) reprint of the 1939 edition
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Montgomery, John: Comedy Films: 1894-1954
Chapter 16 "The Eccentrics" devoted to the Marxes and W.C. Fields

Routledge /  / 2022 / 1 032 21289 6

- Routledge, 2022, ISBN: 1 032 21289 6 / reprint of the 1954 edition
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Books and articles by and about colleagues and contemporaries of the Marx Brothers


Curtis, James: Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker's Life
Mostly, the brothers are mentioned in passing. One section talks about working on At the Circus. There is mention of Chico attending Keaton's opening at the Medrano, and it mentions is Keaton attending Chico's funeral.

Knopf /  / 2022 / 0 385 35421 5

- Knopf, 2022, ISBN: 0 385 35421 5
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- Knopf, 2022 / Kindle e-book
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Enss, Chris; Kazanjian, Howard : Straight Lady
The Life and Times of Margaret Dumont, "The Fifth Marx Brother"  

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. / The Lyons Press /  / 2022-10 / 1 4930 6040 6

- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. / The Lyons Press, Oct 2022, ISBN: 1 4930 6040 6 / (announced)
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Laight, Jane Margaret and Pitts, Reginald H.: Majesty of Missed Chaos: The Life and Times of Margaret Dumont

 

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Documentaries about the Marx Brothers/TV Programmes with Groucho, Harpo or Chico


Frank Ferrante's Groucho (2022)
filmed at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Frank Ferrante Productions /  / 2022 /
- DVD, Region 0: Frank Ferrante Productions, 2022 / available at eveningwithgroucho.com
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