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Books by the Marx Brothers

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Kanfer, Stefan (Ed.): The Essential Groucho : Writings by and for Groucho Marx
Penguin Books /  / 2000 / 0 14 029425 2 Vintage Books /  / 2000 / 0 375 70213 X Einaudi / Torino, Italy / 2001 / 88 06 15351 X RBA Libros / Barcelona, Spain / 2001 / 84 790 1755 4 Penguin Classics /  / 2008 / 0 14 118944 4

- Vintage Books, 2000, ISBN: 0 375 70213 X
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Penguin Books, 2000, ISBN: 0 14 029425 2
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

- Penguin Classics, 2008, ISBN: 0 14 118944 4 / note the wrong Groucho on the cover. This is a picture of photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt from an article in LIFE magazine from 1949
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR IT CA

- Penguin Publishing, 2008 / Kindle Download
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

- (espagñol) RBA Libros, Barcelona, Spain, 2001, ISBN: 84 790 1755 4
titled: El ABC de Groucho
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- (italiano) Einaudi, Torino, Italy, 2001, ISBN: 88 06 15351 X
titled: O quest'uomo è morto, o il mio orologio si è fermato. Il meglio del meglio di Groucho, translated by: Anna Martini
    Available from amazon: FR IT CA

Marx, Groucho: Beds
Uncredited assistance by Arthur Sheekman. A partly modified version appeared in "College Humor" in September, November and December 1930 and January 1931.
Éditions du Seuil / Paris, France / 1983 / 2 02 006386 7 Lindau / Italy / 2009 / 88 7180 818 5 Bobbs-Merrill Company / Indianapolis, IN / 1976 / 0 672 52224 1 Farrar & Rhinehart / New York, NY / 1930 / Bobbs-Merrill Company / Indianapolis, IN / 1976 / 0 672 52224 1

- Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN, 1976, ISBN: 0 672 52224 1 / first printing black& white cover photo
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN, 1976, ISBN: 0 672 52224 1 / second printing colour cover photo
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- (deutsch) Fischer, Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 1987, 1988, ISBN: 3 596 24467 6
titled: Bettgeschichten, translated by: Reinhard Kaiser / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (espagñol) Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, Spain, 1984, ISBN: 84 7223 616 1
titled: Camas, translated by: José Luis Guarner
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- (espagñol) Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, Spain, 1997, ISBN: 84 8310 554 3
titled: Camas, translated by: José Luis Guarner
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- (français) Éditions du Seuil, Paris, France, 1983, ISBN: 2 02 006386 7
titled: Plumards, de cheval, translated by: Claude Duneton Claude
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA JP

- (italiano) Lindau, Torino, Italy, 1995, ISBN: 88 718 0125 3
titled: Letti
    Available from amazon: FR IT CA

- (italiano) Lindau, Italy, 2009, ISBN: 88 7180 818 5
titled: Letti, translated by: L. Rocca / 2 edizione
    Available from amazon: FR IT CA

Marx, Groucho: Groucho and Me
"Goes over the basics. You get a lot of the staple Groucho material in here." (Teej) / "Groucho's own autobiography, full of anecdotes and thoughts from the most articulate of the brothers. ... not necessarily a terrific source of hard facts, as Groucho is very prone to sacrifice accuracy for entertainment; but a marvelous read all around." (Robert Rose)
Bernard Geis Associates / New York, NY / 1959a / 59-13753 Da Capo Press / New York, NY / 1995 / 0 306 80666 5 Éditions du Seuil / Paris, France / 1984 / 2 02 008616 6 btb / München, Germany / 1998 (paperback) / 3 442 72227 6 Love Kirjat / Jyväskylä, Finland / 1991 / 951 8978 11 5 Adelphi / Milano, Italy / 1997 / 88 459 1340 6 Virgin Books / London, UK / 1994 / 0 86369 724 0 Virgin Books / London, UK / 2009 / 0 7535 1950 X

- Columbus Books, London, UK, 1987, ISBN: 0 86287 377 0 / in "The Lively Arts" series
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR IT CA

- Simon and Schuster / Fireside, New York, NY, 1989, ISBN: 0 671 67781 0
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- AMS Press, 1991, ISBN: 0 404 19938 0
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- Virgin Books, London, UK, 1994, ISBN: 0 86369 724 0
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

- Da Capo Press, New York, NY, 1995, ISBN: 0 306 80666 5
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Virgin Books, London, UK, 2009, ISBN: 0 7535 1950 X
    Available from amazon: UK FR IT CA

- Amazon Digital Services/Da Capo Press, 2011 / Kindle download
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

- (deutsch) Fischer, Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 1981, ISBN: 3 596 23667 3
titled: Schule des Lächelns, translated by: Ursula von Wiese / paperback
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (deutsch) Rogner & Bernhard, München, Germany, 1995, ISBN: 3 8077 0320 9
titled: Groucho und ich, translated by: Sven Böttcher / hardcover
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (deutsch) btb, München, Germany, 1998 (paperback), ISBN: 3 442 72227 6
titled: Groucho und ich, translated by: Sven Böttcher
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (deutsch) Atrium Verlag, Zürich & Hamburg, 2010, ISBN: 3 85535 506 1
titled: Groucho und ich, translated by: Sven Böttcher / in: "Groucho&Marx"
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (espagñol) Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, Spain, 1979, ISBN: 84 7223 488 6
titled: Groucho y yo, translated by: Xavier Ortega
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- (espagñol) Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, Spain, 1987, ISBN: 84 7223 406 1
titled: Groucho y yo, translated by: Xavier Ortega
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- (espagñol) Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, Spain, 1995, ISBN: 84 7223 875 X
titled: Groucho y yo, translated by: Xavier Ortega
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- (français) Éditions du Seuil, Paris, France, 1984, ISBN: 2 02 008616 6
titled: Mémoires capitales, translated by: Jacques Le Gal, Pierre Michaut
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA JP

- (italiano) Adelphi, Milano, Italy, 1997, ISBN: 88 459 1340 6
titled: Groucho e io, translated by: F. Salvatorelli
    Available from amazon: FR IT CA

Marx, Groucho: Memoirs Of A Mangy Lover
assistance by Arthur Sheekman.
"Humorous history of love." (Eyles, 1969) / "...just a collection of anecdotes and tall tales. It needs to be read as a collection of comedy routines. They make more sense if you can picture Groucho delivering them as a monologue." (John Benz Fentner)
 /  /  /  /  /  / Bernard Geis Associates / New York, NY / 1963 / 63-18454 Vigule / Éditions du Seuil / Paris, France / 1984 / 2 02 006698 X Frontera / Barcelona, Spain / 1974 / Assírio e Alvim / Lisboa, Portugal / 1987 / 972 37 0095 6 btb / München, Germany / 1998 / 3 442 72232 2 Edhasa / Barcelona, Spain / 1997 / 84 350 1593 9 Tusquets Editores / Barcelona, Spain / 2000 / 84 8310 140 8 José Batlló Samón / Barcelona, Spain / 1974 / 84 377 0003 5 Da Capo Press /  / 2002 / 0 306 81104 9  /  /  / Da Capo Press /  / 1997 / 0 306 80769 6

- Fireside, 1989, ISBN: 0 532 19164 1
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- Simon and Schuster / Fireside, New York, NY, 1989, ISBN: 0 671 67941 4
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Chivers, 1990, ISBN: 0 86220 679 0
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR IT CA

- Da Capo Press, 1997, ISBN: 0 306 80769 6
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- Da Capo Press, 2002, ISBN: 0 306 81104 9
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Amazon Digital Services/Da Capo Press, 2011 / Kindle download
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

- (deutsch) Fischer, Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 1988, ISBN: 3 596 24480 3
titled: Ein ramponierter Frauenheld, translated by: Reinhard Kaiser / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (deutsch) Rogner & Bernhard, München, Germany, 1995, ISBN: 3 8077 0321 7
titled: Memoiren eines spitzen Lumpen, translated by: Sven Böttcher / (hardcover)
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (deutsch) btb, München, Germany, 1998, ISBN: 3 442 72232 2
titled: Memoiren eines spitzen Lumpen, translated by: Sven Böttcher / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: USA DE FR IT CA

- (deutsch) Atrium Verlag, Zürich & Hamburg, 2010, ISBN: 3 85535 506 1
titled: Memoiren eines spitzen Lumpen, translated by: Sven Böttcher / in: "Groucho&Marx"
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (espagñol) Edhasa, Barcelona, Spain, 1997, ISBN: 84 350 1593 9
titled: Memorias de un amante sarnoso, translated by: Juan Leira
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA

- (espagñol) Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, Spain, 2000, ISBN: 84 8310 140 8
titled: Memorias de un amante sarnoso, translated by: Manuel Talens
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- (français) Vigule / Éditions du Seuil, Paris, France, 1984, ISBN: 2 02 006698 X
titled: Memoires d'un amant lamentable, translated by: Michel Lebrun / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- (italiano) Rizzoli, Milano, Italy, 1993, ISBN: 88 171 3817 7
titled: Memorie di un irresistibile libertino, translated by: A. Micchettoni
    Available from amazon: FR IT CA

- (italiano) BUR - Biblioteca Univ. Rizzoli, 1999, ISBN: 88 171 0628 3
titled: Memorie di un irresistibile libertino, translated by: A. Micchettoni
    Available from amazon: FR IT CA

Marx, Groucho: The Groucho Letters
edited by Arthur Sheekman
Letters to and from Groucho. From Arthur Sheekman's daughter Sylvia Thompson I have the information that "he not only selected the letters, but edited their writing, enhancing it where necessary, and even writing a letter or two"
Simon and Schuster / New York, NY / 1967a / 67-12921 Da Capo Press /  / 1994 / 0 306 80607 X Gallimard / France / 1990 / 2 07 038230 3 Ivrea, Éditions Champ libre / Paris, France / 1971, 1979 / 2 85184 101 7 Simon & Schuster / New York, NY / 2007 / 1 416 53603 5 Simon & Schuster / UK / 2007 / 1 847 39103 6

- Amereon, 1976, 1993, ISBN: 0 8488 1092 9
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- Simon and Schuster / Fireside, Riverside, NJ, 1987, ISBN: 0 671 63963 3
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- Time Warner Paperbacks, 1987, ISBN: 0 7515 0411 4
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR IT CA

- Sphere Books, London, UK, 1989, ISBN: 0 7221 5863 7
    Available from amazon: UK FR IT CA

- Da Capo Press, 1994, ISBN: 0 306 80607 X
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Abacus Books, London, UK, 1995, ISBN: 0 349 10675 4
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR IT CA

- Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 2007, ISBN: 1 416 53603 5
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Simon & Schuster, UK, 2007, ISBN: 1 847 39103 6
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR IT CA

- (deutsch) Carl Hanser, München, Germany / Wien, Austria, 1981, ISBN: 3 446 13177 9
titled: Die Groucho Letters: Briefe von und an Groucho Marx, translated by: Alain Wilcock / (hardcover)
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (deutsch) Fischer, Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 1984, ISBN: 3 596 23693 2
titled: Die Groucho Letters: Briefe von und an Groucho Marx / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (espagñol) Editorial Anagrama, Barcelona, Spain, 1983, ISBN: 84 339 1255 0
titled: Las cartas de Groucho Marx, translated by: Jos Oliver
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- (espagñol) Editorial Anagrama, Barcelona, Spain, 1998, ISBN: 84 339 6615 4
titled: Las cartas de Groucho Marx, translated by: Jos Oliver
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- (français) Ivrea, Éditions Champ libre, Paris, France, 1971, 1979, ISBN: 2 85184 101 7
titled: Correspondance de Groucho Marx, translated by: Claude Portail, Harry Mathews
    Available from amazon: FR IT CA

- (français) Gallimard, France, 1990, ISBN: 2 07 038230 3
titled: Correspondance de Groucho Marx, translated by: Claude Portail
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- (italiano) Adelphi, 1992, ISBN: 88 459 0890 9
titled: Le lettere di Groucho Marx, translated by: D. Tortorella
    Available from amazon: FR IT CA

- (italiano) Adelphi, Milano, Italy, 1997, ISBN: 88 459 1301 5
titled: Le lettere di Groucho Marx, translated by: D. Tortorella
    Available from amazon: FR IT CA

Marx, Groucho: The Marx Brothers Scrapbook
with Richard J. Anobile
"Quite mean-spirited, and seldom funny, but the photos and memorabilia are invaluable." (Wayne Wong) / "Seems pretty mean spirited, and while it's got a wealth of information, much of it shows an elderly, angry Groucho." (Jeff Kyle) / "Transcripts of several interviews with Groucho, along with several others, including Gummo, Zeppo, Harpo's widow Susan, Jack Benny, and a number of others who knew and worked with the team; plus photos and other materials that cannot be found elsewhere, much of it from Groucho's personal collection. Groucho sued Anobile to stop publication when he realized that he intended to use the transcripts verbatim - dirty words, possibly libelous stories, and all. The book is therefore brutally frank and sometimes distasteful, and in some places poorly researched, but I consider it valuable if only for revealing some of the real names behind many oft-told, exaggerated or fictionalized Marx stories." (Robert Rose)
Darien House / Distr. by W.W. Norton / New York, NY / 1973a / 0 393 08371 3 Darien House / Warner Books / New York, NY / 1975 / Harper & Row, Perennial Library / New York, NY / 1989 / 0 06 097265 3

- Darien House / Distr. by W.W. Norton, New York, NY, 1973, ISBN: 0 393 08371 3
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA

- Darien House / Distr. by Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1973, ISBN: 0 517 51546 6
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Grosset & Dunlap, New York, NY, 1974, ISBN: 0 448 11907 2 / oversize paperback
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA JP

- W.H. Allen, London, UK / New York, NY, 1974, ISBN: 0 491 01292 6
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA

- Harper & Row, Perennial Library, New York, NY, 1989, ISBN: 0 06 097265 3
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

Marx, Groucho: The Groucho Phile: An Illustrated Life
Groucho tells the story of his life in connection with all the performances he did. Contains many pictures, newspaper clippings and letters.
Bobbs-Merrill Company / Indianapolis, IN / 1976 / 0 672 52239 X Wallaby Books / Pocket Books / New York, NY / 1977a /

- Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN, 1976, ISBN: 0 672 52239 X
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- Simon and Schuster, New York, NY, 1977, ISBN: 0 671 79002 1
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- Galahad Books, New York, NY / London, UK, 1979, ISBN: 0 88365 433 4 / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA JP

Marx, Groucho: The Secret Word is Groucho
with Hector Arce
Story of the Radio and TV show with examples and quotes from people involved
G.P. Putnam's Sons / New York, NY / 1976 / 0 399 11690 7 Berkeley Medallion Books / New York, NY / 1977 / 0 425 03387 2

- G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY, 1976, ISBN: 0 399 11690 7 / hardbound
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- Berkeley Medallion Books, New York, NY, 1977, ISBN: 0 425 03387 2 / paperback (LoC 76-458)
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

Marx, Groucho: Love, Groucho (Letters from Groucho Marx to his daughter Miriam)
edited by Miriam Marx Allen
Faber & Faber / London, UK /  / 0 571 19440 0 Da Capo Press /  / 2002 / 0 306 81103 0 Seuil / Paris, France / 1995 / 2 02 019890 8 Faber & Faber / Boston, MA / London, UK / 1993 / 0 571 19809 0

- Faber & Faber, London, UK, ISBN: 0 571 19440 0
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

- Uproar Entertainment / Audio CD
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- Faber & Faber, Boston, MA / London, UK, 1992, ISBN: 0 571 12915 3
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Faber & Faber, Boston, MA / London, UK, 1993, ISBN: 0 571 19809 0 / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- The Publishing Mills, 2001 / audiobook, abridged, read by Frank Ferrante
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- Da Capo Press, 2002, ISBN: 0 306 81103 0
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Uproar Entertainment, 2006 / audiobook, abridged, read by Frank Ferrante
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- Amazon Digital Services/Da Capo Press, 2011 / Kindle download
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

- (français) Seuil, Paris, France, 1995, ISBN: 2 02 019890 8
titled: Lettres de Groucho à sa fille Miriam, translated by: Denis Baldwin-Beneich
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

Marx, Groucho: Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales: Selected Writings of Groucho Marx
edited by Robert S. Bader
"A collection of Groucho's writing, mostly magazine articles, and a discussion of his writing, including speculations about his collaboration with Arthur Sheekman, who is alleged to have been a major contributor to much of it. Good, funny stuff; many of the articles serve as the source for other writing about the Brothers, particularly "Bad Times are Good Memories" and "Up From Pantages." (Robert Rose)
Faber & Faber / London, UK / 1997 / 0 571 19432 X Seuil/Vigule / Paris, France / 1996 / 2 02 020908 X Gradiva : Produções Fictícias / Lisboa / 2006 / 989 616 098 8 Applause Theatre & Cinema Books /  / 2011 / 1 557 83791 0 Plot Ediciones /  / 2006 / 84 8670 258 5 Faber & Faber / Boston, MA / London, UK / 1993 / 0 571 19820 1 Faber & Faber / Boston, MA / London, UK / 1996 / 0 571 19898 8

- Faber & Faber, Boston, MA / London, UK, 1993, ISBN: 0 571 19820 1 / hardcover
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- Faber & Faber, Boston, MA / London, UK, 1996, ISBN: 0 571 19898 8 / paperback
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Faber & Faber, London, UK, 1997, ISBN: 0 571 19432 X
    Available from amazon: UK FR IT CA

- Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2011, ISBN: 1 557 83791 0 / This "updated and expanded" edition has an extra 18 pieces/70 pages compared to the earlier edition
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- (espagñol) Plot Ediciones, 2006, ISBN: 84 8670 258 5
titled: ¡Sálvese Quien Pueda! y Otras Historias Inauditas
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- (français) Seuil/Vigule, Paris, France, 1996, ISBN: 2 02 020908 X
titled: Crise et Grouchotements, translated by: Michel Lebrun / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- (italiano) Arnoldo Mondadori, Milano, Italy, 1999, ISBN: 88 04 47329 0
titled: Grouchismi. Storie brevi 1925 -1973
    Available from amazon: FR IT CA

Marx, Groucho: Groucho&Marx
Sammelband mit den Titeln "Groucho und ich" und "Memoiren eines spitzen Lumpen" in der Übersetzung von Sven Böttcher
Atrium Verlag / Zürich & Hamburg / 2010 / 3 85535 506 1

- (deutsch) Atrium Verlag, Zürich & Hamburg, 2010, ISBN: 3 85535 506 1
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

Marx, Harpo: Harpo Speaks!
with Rowland Barber
"Extremely amusing autobiography of the silent brother, with particular focus on his youth and the vaudeville/Broadway years, and Harpo's relationship with his close friend, Alexander Woollcott. Not the best source for facts about the films (or necessarily a reliable source of hard facts at all), it's still a completely wonderful book." (Robert Rose) / "... it tends to leave out the more bizarre side of Harpo's character, but what's there is marvelous stuff. If you thought Harpo was just a great clown, this book will disabuse you of that notion in no time at all." (John Benz Fentner)
Ramsay / France / 1985 / 2 85956 438 1 Rogner & Bernhard / München, Germany / 1989 / Pequod edition / Vantaa, Finland / 1995 / 951 97226 0 2 Seix barral /  / 2010 / Bernard Geis Associates-Random House / New York, NY / 1961a / Limelight Editions /  / 1985 / 0 87910 036 2 Virgin Press / London, UK / 1990 / 1 85227 190 6

- Amereon, 1976, ISBN: 0 8488 0181 4
    Available from amazon: UK FR IT CA

- Robson Books, London, UK, 1976, ISBN: 0 903895 62 5 / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR IT CA

- Limelight Editions, 1985, ISBN: 0 87910 036 2
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Coronet, Australia, 1985, ISBN: 0 340 22308 1 / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR IT CA

- Virgin Press, London, UK, 1990, ISBN: 1 85227 190 6
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

- Amazon Digital Services/Limelight Editions, 2011 / Kindle download
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- (deutsch) Luchterhand, Hamburg, Germany / Zürich, Switzerland, 1992, ISBN: 3 630 71064 6
titled: Harpo spricht: Harpo Marx erzählt sein Leben, translated by: Werner Horch
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (deutsch) dtv, München, Germany, 1992, ISBN: 3 423 71064 0
titled: Harpo spricht: Harpo Marx erzählt sein Leben, translated by: Werner Horch
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT CA

- (français) Ramsay, France, 1985, ISBN: 2 85956 438 1
titled: Harpo et moi
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

Marx, Harpo: Harpo Speaks - About New York
excerpts from "Harpo speaks!", with an introduction by E.L. Doctorow
Little Bookroom / New York, NY / 2001 / 1 892145 06 5

- Little Bookroom, New York, NY, 2001, ISBN: 1 892145 06 5
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

Scripts of plays, movies & radio shows

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(Script): Monkey Business / Duck Soup
"... the versions presented here were built up from a dialogue continuity provided by Universal City Film Studios Inc., amplified with material gained from a shot-by-shot viewing of each film." (Editorial note)
Lorrimer Publishing / Godalming, UK / 1972a / 0 900855 65 7

- Lorrimer Publishing, Godalming, UK, 1972, ISBN: 0 900855 65 7 / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA

- Lorrimer Publishing, 1972, ISBN: 0 900855 66 5 / (hardcover)
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

- Simon and Schuster / Classical Film Scripts, New York, NY, 1972, ISBN: 0 671 21273 7
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

- Ungar Publ. Co., 1982, ISBN: 0 8044 6475 8
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Faber & Faber, 1989, ISBN: 0 571 12604 9
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

(Script): Monkey Business, Duck Soup, A Day at the Races
"[MB and DS] [...] were built up from a dialogue continuity [...] amplified with material gained from a shot-by-shot viewing of each film." "[ADATR] combines the script with the dialogue and the action in the film itself." (Publisher's note) This script of ADATR differs from the earlier Viking edition in the way that it only has the actual movie dialogue.
Faber & Faber / London, UK / 1993 / 0 571 16647 4

- Faber & Faber, London, UK, 1993, ISBN: 0 571 16647 4
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

Barson, Michael (ed.): Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel: The Marx Brothers' Lost Radio Show
Many gags of the films were used in or taken from this Radio Shows performed by Groucho and Chico. "Along with the other scripts, its a fun to look over, and neat to see what stayed the same and what changed" (teej)
Rogner & Bernhard / München, Germany / 1989 (hardcover) / 3 8077 0241 5 Presses de la Renaissance / Paris, France / 1989 / 2 85616 522 2 Norstedts / Stockholm, Sweden / 1989, 1994 (hardcover) / 91 1 919222 3 Bompiani / Milano, Italy / 2002 / 88 452 5308 2  / Japan / 1995 / 40 488 3425 8 Bompiani / Milano, Italy / 1998 / 88 452 3798 2 Bompiani /  / 1996 / 88 452 2810 X Bompiani /  / 1992 / 88 452 1890 2 Pantheon Books / New York, NY / 1988 / 0 679 72036 7 Chatto & Windus / London, UK / 1989 /

- Pantheon Books, New York, NY, 1988, ISBN: 0 679 72036 7
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- (deutsch) Rogner & Bernhard, München, Germany, 1989 (hardcover), ISBN: 3 8077 0241 5
titled: Die Marx Brothers Radio Show, translated by: Sven Böttcher, Harry Rowohlt
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- (espagñol) Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, Spain, 1989, 1992, ISBN: 84 7223 108 9
titled: Groucho y Chico, abogados, translated by: Olivia de Miguel, Jacobo Guitián
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- (espagñol) Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, Spain, 1999, ISBN: 84 8310 639 6
titled: Groucho & chico abogados : Flywheel, Shyster y Flywheel. El serial radiofónico perdido de los hermanos Marx, translated by: Olivia de Miguel
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- (italiano) Bompiani, Milano, Italy, 1989, ISBN: 88 452 1498 2
titled: Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel. Legali da legare
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- (italiano) Bompiani, 1992, ISBN: 88 452 1890 2
titled: Legali da legare
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- (italiano) Bompiani, 1996, ISBN: 88 452 2810 X
titled: I fratelli Marx: Legali da legare
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- (italiano) Bompiani, Milano, Italy, 1998, ISBN: 88 452 3798 2
titled: I fratelli Marx. Legali da legare
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- (italiano) Bompiani, Milano, Italy, 2002, ISBN: 88 452 5308 2
titled: Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel. Legali da legare
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- (japanese) , Japan, 1995, ISBN: 40 488 3425 8 FR IT CA JP

Dalí, Salvador: Obra Completa Vol. III
Complete works volume 3. "Poesía, prosa, teatro y cine"
This contains a version of the script for a movie Dali wrote for the Marx Brothers titled "The Surrealistic Woman" This (never realised) movie is also known as "Giraffes on Horseback Salad". The version in this book is the Spanish translation of an English text.
Ediciones Destino / Barcelona / 2004 / 84 233 3626 3

- (espagñol) Ediciones Destino, Barcelona, 2004, ISBN: 84 233 3626 3
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Kaufman, George S. et al.: Kaufman & Co.: Broadway Comedies
The text of Animal Crackers included in this book combines two scripts of the stage version, one from Sam Harris' papers at the Princeton University Library and one from Groucho's papers at the Library of Congress. The version from Groucho's papers is the main basis for this edition. This had never been published before. The appendix lists differences between the two versions and explains various references to people or events of the 1920's.
Also includes works by: Edna Ferber, Moss Hart, Ring Lardner, and Morrie Ryskind. Plays included are: The Royal Family, June Moon, Once in a Lifetime, Of Thee I Sing, Dinner at Eight, Stage Door, You Can't Take It with You, and The Man Who Came to Dinner (in which the character of Banjo is supposed to be based on Harpo.)
Library of America /  / 2004 / 1 931082 67 7

- Library of America, 2004, ISBN: 1 931082 67 7
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Kaufman, George Simon: A Night at the Opera
The original script and the dialogue and the action in the film
The Viking Press / New York, NY / 1972b / 0 670 01948 8

- The Viking Press, The MGM Library of Film Scripts, New York, NY, 1972, ISBN: 0 670 51129 3 / (hardcover)
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- The Viking Press, New York, NY, 1972, ISBN: 0 670 01948 8 / (paperbound)
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- Lorrimer Publishing, Godalming, UK, 1972, ISBN: 0 85647 027 9 / (hardcover)
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- Lorrimer Publishing, Godalming, UK, 1972, ISBN: 0 85647 027 9 / (paperbound) label with UK ISBN in US edition
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Kaufman, George Simon; Ryskind, Morrie: Animal Crackers
this is the version presented at the Arena Stage, Washington, DC on May 8, 1982
Samuel French / New York, NY / 1984 / 0 573 68137 6

- Samuel French, New York, NY, 1984, ISBN: 0 573 68137 6
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Pirosh, Robert; Seaton, George; Oppenheimer, George: A Day at the Races
The original script and a transcript of the film
The Viking Press, The MGM Library of Film Scripts / New York, NY / 1972a / 0 670 01947 X

- The Viking Press, The MGM Library of Film Scripts, New York, NY, 1972, ISBN: 0 670 25887 3 / (hardcover)
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- The Viking Press, The MGM Library of Film Scripts, New York, NY, 1972, ISBN: 0 670 01947 X / (paperback)
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Rapp, Philip: The Television Scripts of Philip Rapp
"In late 1958, Rapp pitched an idea for a series called Deputy Seraph, starring the Marx Brothers, which would wind up being their penultimate appearance on film together. Only a few minutes of their scene was shot, however, along with the photos inside this book, and nothing else. The project was scrapped too quickly once Chico failed to pass the medical physical exam required for insuring its stars during the series. Those few minutes have since wound up on DVD, but this is the first public viewing of their entire divine adventure." (amazon)
Bearmanor Media /  / 2006 / 1 59393 070 4

- Bearmanor Media, 2006, ISBN: 1 59393 070 4
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Smith, Andrew T.: Marx & Re-Marx - Creating and Recreating the Lost Marx Brothers Radio Series
From the publishers website:
"For the first time in detail Marx and Re-Marx takes a look at the history of this enduring series, its genesis, its death and its resurrection.
Featuring:
- Previously unpublished letters from the desk of Flywheel creator Nat Perrin.
- Full Episode Guides for both incarnations of the Flywheel and a guide to related productions.
- Contributions from the cast and crew of the BBC remake of Flywheel; Mark Brisenden (Weekending, Spitting Image), David Firman (Dinner Ladies, Norbert Smith: A Life), Graham Hoadly (The Adventures of Sexton Blake, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Stageshow), Dirk Maggs (Superman: Doomsday and Beyond, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency), and Frank Lazarus (Pennies From Heaven, Our Friends in the North).
- Transcripts of the remaining recordings of the original series.
BearManor Media / Albany, GA / 2010 / 1 593 93609 5

- BearManor Media, Albany, GA, 2010, ISBN: 1 593 93609 5
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Books and articles by members of the Marx family about the Marx Brothers or the Marx family

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Marx, Arthur: Son of Groucho
More or less Arthur's autobiography, but has of course something about Groucho. / "I personally like this one better than Arthur's biography of his father ("Life With Groucho"); it is more entertainingly written and, I think, more frank in many ways. A good deal of it concerns Arthur's own adventures, on the amateur tennis circuit, in the Coast Guard, as a budding writer, and as a man who divorces his first wife to marry his sister-in-law; but Groucho never stays out of the narrative for long. (Question: Did Groucho ever read this book, and find out how Arthur flummoxed him with the "Life With Groucho" galleys?) " (Robert Rose)
David McKay / New York, NY / 1972 / 72-86964

- David McKay, New York, NY, 1972, Library of Congress: 72-86964
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- Peter Owen, London, UK, 1973, ISBN: 0 7206 0143 6
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Marx, Arthur: My Life with Groucho
Expanded edition of "Life with Groucho" (1954). Chapters are added for the time after 1954. The text used for the first chapters is the rewritten version as in the British edition of 1954. The later chapters tell the story of Groucho's final years from Arthur's viewpoint.
 /  /  / Barricade Books / Fort Lee / 1992 / 0 942637 45 3 Robson Books/ Parkwest Publications / London, UK / / 1988, 1991 / 0 86051 494 3 Ediciones Paidós Ibérica / Barcelona, Spain / 1991 / 84 7509 698 0 Effepi Libri /  / 2007 / 88 600 2007 7

- Pan Books, London, UK, 1988, ISBN: 0 330 31132 8
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- Robson Books/ Parkwest Publications, London, UK /, 1988, 1991, ISBN: 0 86051 494 3 / (hardcover)
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- Barricade Books, Fort Lee, 1992, ISBN: 0 942637 45 3 / (paperback)
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- G.K. Hall & Co, 1993, ISBN: 0 8161 5607 7 / (large print)
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- (espagñol) Paidós, Mexico, 1991, ISBN: 968 853 213 4
titled: Mi vida con Groucho: Un mito visto por su hijo, translated by: Maricel Ford
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- (italiano) Effepi Libri, 2007, ISBN: 88 600 2007 7
titled: La mia vita con Groucho, translated by: Lucia Mezzetti
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Marx, Arthur: The Secret Life of Bob Hope
This biography has a transcript of the ad-libbing Bob and Groucho did in a show, which finally let to Groucho hosting "You Bet Your Life"
Barricade Books /  / 1993 / 0 94263 774 7

- Barricade Books, 1993, ISBN: 0 94263 774 7
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- Robson Books, London, UK, 1994, ISBN: 0 86051 897 3
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Marx, Arthur: Arthur Marx's Groucho: A Photographic Journey
Phoenix Marketing Services /  / 2001 / 0 9707143 0 0

- Phoenix Marketing Services, 2001, ISBN: 0 9707143 0 0
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Marx, Arthur; Fisher, Robert: Groucho: A Life in Revue
(available on CD, see Records section)
 

- Samuel French Inc., #9143, New York, NY, 1988, ISBN: 0 573 67050 1
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Marx, Bill: Son of Harpo Speaks
From Bearmanor Media: "For many years, friends and family have asked me, 'Bill, why don't you write a book about your life? You must have had quite a childhood growing up with your dad, Harpo, and those zany uncles of yours, the Marx Brothers. And what about those weird, maybe fatalistic happenings you've experienced that can only be described as 'too-Hollywood-to-believe?'" - Bill Marx
Bearmanor Media /  / 2007 / 1 59393 062 3 Applause Theatre & Cinema Books /  / 2011-11 / 1 557 83790 2

- Bearmanor Media, 2007, ISBN: 1 59393 062 3
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- Waterlogg Productions, 2011 / Audiobook, unabridged, read by Bill Marx
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- Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Nov 2011, ISBN: 1 557 83790 2 / this edition has some minor changes compared to the previous version
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Marx, Maxine: Growing Up With Chico
"It was not a terribly pleasant read, because it shows fairly plainly all the problems that Chico had, with gambling, women, etc." (Jeff Kyle) / "Chico's daughter tells us she was upset by her father's portrayal in the "Scrapbook." I don't know if she'd be reassured or dismayed that I feel her analysis of Chico was not substantially different (if considerably more affectionate): she portrays her father as an irresponsible compulsive gambler and womanizer, who nonetheless had a tremendous charisma and magnetism that earned the undying affection and loyalty of many people, including herself, her mother, and Minnie Marx herself. She does make a good case for Chico's importance to the act, for being the only one of the brothers who could work effectively as a solo, and for having more musical talent than he is often given credit for. A lot of good stuff, much of it not to be found elsewhere." (Robert Rose)
Prentice Hall / Englewood Cliffs, NJ / 1980 / 0 13 367821 0 Limelight Editions / New York, NY / 1986 / 0 87910 059 1

- Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1980, ISBN: 0 13 367821 0
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- Limelight Editions, New York, NY, 1986, ISBN: 0 87910 059 1
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Books about the Marx Brothers, their films etc.

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Adamson, Joe: Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Sometimes Zeppo: A Celebration of The Marx Brothers and a Satire on the Rest of the World
"... well researched and well written (and funny) ... his Marx Brothers tome is absolutely heads and tails the best I've read, and I've read 'em all." (W. Gary Wetstein) / "Adamson has done a superb job here, not only breaking down each film to discuss its strong and weak points, but detailing the history of each, from conception through filming, with particular emphasis on the scriptwriting phase. Plenty of biographical material, too, and Adamson has taken pains to avoid reprinting popular misconceptions about everything from birth dates to practical jokes, sorting fact from fiction with detailed research and interviews with virtually everyone who worked with the Marxes and was still alive to talk about it. Most of all, Adamson's style is nearly as hilarious as the films themselves; the chapter on Horsefeathers belongs in some anthology on great American humor. Even the footnotes are amusing, one reviewer noted, correctly. " (Robert Rose)
Simon and Schuster / New York, NY / 1973a / Simon and Schuster / Fireside / New York, NY / 1987 / 0 671 47072 8  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / Coronet Books, Hodder & Stoughton / London, UK / 1974b / 0 340 18807 3

- W.H. Allen, London, UK, 1973, ISBN: 0 491 01160 1
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- Coronet Books, Hodder & Stoughton, London, UK, 1974, ISBN: 0 340 18807 3 / (paperback)
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- Pocket Books, New York, NY, 1976, ISBN: 0 671 80365 4
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- Simon and Schuster, New York, NY, 1983, ISBN: 0 671 21458 6
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- Simon and Schuster / Fireside, New York, NY, 1987, ISBN: 0 671 47072 8
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Alion, Yves: Les Marx Brothers
Edilig / Paris, France / 1985 / 2 85601 091 1

- (français) Edilig, Paris, France, 1985, ISBN: 2 85601 091 1
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Anobile, Richard J.: Why a Duck?
"An attempt to present the team's film humor in book form, by combining transcripts of dialogue from classic Marx routines with frame blow-ups from the films themselves. A good idea at the time, but now rather obsolete, since videotapes of the films are widely available. Still worth picking up if you happen upon an inexpensive used copy, if only for Groucho's introduction (and for that matter, a well-written preface by Richard F. Shepard). " (Robert Rose)
 /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / Plot Editiones / Madrid, Spain / 1991 / 84 86702 15 1

- Darien House / Distr. by New York Graphic Society, New York, NY, 1971, ISBN: 0 8212 0373 8 / hardcover
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- (espagñol) Plot Editiones, Madrid, Spain, 1991, ISBN: 84 86702 15 1
titled: Antología Marxista, translated by: Carlos Rodríguez Trueba
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Anobile, Richard J.: Hooray for Captain Spaulding! Verbal and Visual Gems from "Animal Crackers"
Blow-ups from the film with the dialogue next to the picture or in comic-strip bubbles
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- Darien House / Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1974, ISBN: 0 517 51683 7
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- Flare Books/Avon, New York, NY, 1975, ISBN: 0 380 00458 5
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Arce, Hector: Groucho
"A fairly accurate, unbiased, but not-too-bleak bio. Quite long, and well cited." (Wayne Wong) / "Probably the best thing about it is that it's not the usual puff piece that authorized biographies usually degenerate into. Arce says Groucho told him to "tell it all" and he's certainly done that. He's got some pretty harsh things to say about just about everybody including Groucho and even Minnie but it's clear that he never lost his affection and respect for his subject. If the book has a failing it's Arce's unfortunate tendency to wallow in pop psychology to explain motivations, particularly Groucho's sex life and attitude toward women in general." (John Benz Fentner)
G.P. Putnam's Sons / Perigee / New York, NY / 1980 / 0 399 50455 9 G.P. Putnam's Sons / New York, NY / 1979 / 0 399 12046 7

- G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY, 1979, ISBN: 0 399 12046 7 / (hardcover)
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- G.P. Putnam's Sons / Perigee, New York, NY, 1980, ISBN: 0 399 50455 9 / (paperback)
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Bego, Mark: The Marx Brothers
Pocket Essentials / UK / 2001 / 1 903047 59 5

- Pocket Essentials, UK, 2001, ISBN: 1 903047 59 5
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- Pocket Essentials, 2009 / Kindle download
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Benayoun, Robert: Les Freres Marx
Half of the book is a Marx Brothers biography. The other half contains translations of scenes from several movies.
 /  /  / Seghers / Paris, France / 1979 / 0339-8757

- (français) Éditions du Seuil, France, 1991, ISBN: 2 02 012931 0
titled: Les Marx Brothers ont la parole / there are some minor changes compared to the 1979 edition
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Bergan, Ronald: The Life and Times of the Marx Brothers
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- Smithmark Publishers / Brompton Books Corp., New York, NY, 1992, ISBN: 0 8317 5806 6
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- The Green Wood Publishing Company, London, UK, 1992, ISBN: 1 872532 08 X
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Blount Jr., Roy: Hail, Hail, Euphoria!
"Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made"
This book provides a lot of background information about the movie, the people involved and the time when it was made. My main criticism would be that this background information sometimes goes too far — I don't want any speculations why there are more movies with mice than with ducks. As the book goes along Blount stays more on topic and overall it is a good read. He has done his homework, although the book contains a few factual errors. It would have been nice to have bibliography and index.
It Books /  / 2010 / 0 06 180816 4 It Books /  / 2011 / 0061808172

- It Books, 2010, ISBN: 0 06 180816 4
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- Harper Collins, Inc., 2010 / Kindle Download
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- It Books, 2011, ISBN: 0 06 180816 4 / paperback
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Brown, David: The World According to Groucho Marx
A Groucho/Marx Brothers biography interspersed with quotes. The appendix is a collection of quotes of which not all sound like Groucho's. No sources are given for any of the quotes.
 /  /  / Michael O'Mara /  / 2002 / 1 85479 130 3

- Michael O'Mara, 2002, ISBN: 1 85479 130 3
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Chandler, Charlotte: Hello, I Must be Going: Groucho and his Friends
'Charlotte Chandler' is the pen name of Lyn Erhard. "... the book would have been a better (and more truthful) story if Chandler had waited a few years to tell it (once she fell out of Erin's graces)" (teej)
Doubleday & Co. / Garden City, NY / 1978 / 0 385 12444 9 Penguin Books / Harmondsworth, UK / New York, NY / 1979a / 0 14 005222 4 Sphere Books / London, UK / 1980 / 0 7221 2246 2  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / Rogner & Bernhard / München, Germany / 1984 / 3 8077 0200 8 Heyne / München, Germany / 1988, 1995  (paperback) / 3 453 09403 4  /  /  / Tusquets Editores / Barcelona, Spain / 1997 / 84 8310 529 2 Heyne / München, Germany / 1988 / 3 453 00815 4 Simon & Schuster /  / 2007 / 1 416 54422 4 Simon & Schuster / UK / 2007 / 1 847 39104 4

- Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY, 1978, ISBN: 0 385 12444 9
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- Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, UK / New York, NY, 1979, ISBN: 0 14 005222 4
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- Sphere Books, London, UK, 1980, ISBN: 0 7221 2246 2 / reprints 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988
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- Carol Publishing Group, 1992, ISBN: 0 8065 1346 2
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- Abacus Books, 1994, 1995, ISBN: 0 349 10636 3
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- Simon & Schuster, 2007, ISBN: 1 416 54422 4 / revised edition
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- Simon & Schuster, UK, 2007, ISBN: 1 847 39104 4
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- Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc, 2011 / Kindle download
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- (deutsch) Rogner & Bernhard, München, Germany, 1984, ISBN: 3 8077 0200 8
titled: Groucho und seine Freunde, translated by: Benjamin Schwarz, Oliver Stephan / (hardcover)
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- (deutsch) Heyne, München, Germany, 1988, ISBN: 3 453 00815 4
titled: Groucho der Chef der Marx Brothers / paperback
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- (deutsch) Heyne, München, Germany, 1988, 1995 (paperback), ISBN: 3 453 09403 4
titled: Groucho der Chef der Marx Brothers
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- (espagñol) Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, Spain, 1997, ISBN: 84 8310 529 2
titled: ¡Hola y adios! Groucho y sus amogos, translated by: Cohen, Marcelo
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Charney, Maurice: The Comic World of the Marx Brothers' Movies: Anything Further Father?
The publisher advertises this book as "filling an academic void", but others have been there before. The most part of the book is taken up by giving synopsis of the movies. The author is looking at 15(!) Marx Brothers movies by including "Copacabana" and "Double Dynamite". He claims to have not been able to get a copy of "A Girl in Every Port", which is easily available outside the US. There are a few factual errors and typos and a lot of facts are repeated and some seem irrelevant. In general the author doesn't seems to be really interested in the Marx Brothers and the book doesn't add anything to an academic look at their work.
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press / Madison, NJ / 2007-09 / 0 8386 4124 5

- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Madison, NJ, Sep 2007, ISBN: 0 8386 4124 5
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Dwan, Robert: As long as they're laughing: Groucho Marx and You Bet Your Life
Publisher's Note: Robert Dwan (Director of You Bet Your Life), reminisces about You Bet Your Life and remarkable host Groucho Marx.
Midnight Marquee Press, Inc. / Baltimore, MD / 2000 / 1 887664 36 X Midnight Marquee Press, Inc. / Baltimore, MD / 2000 / 1 887664 66 1

- Midnight Marquee Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 2000, ISBN: 1 887664 36 X
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- Midnight Marquee Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 2000, ISBN: 1 887664 66 1
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Eyles, Allen: The Marx Brothers: Their World of Comedy
This was first published in a small paperback in 1966 and only three years later as a hardcover. / "A careful analysis of each of the Marx films; very comprehensive; almost too much so, in fact nowhere near as fun a read as Adamson, and focused almost entirely on what we see on screen rather than how it came to be. On the other hand, it does a very good job of considering the Marx film canon as a whole, drawing comparisons and showing parallels between the various films, rather than taking Adamson's approach of breaking things down into scenes. A good contrast, and worth having." (Robert Rose)
A.S. Barnes and Co. / South Brunswick, NJ / 1969a, 1974 / 0 498 01447 9 A. Zwemmer Ltd./ A.S. Barnes and Co. printed by Tantivy Press / London, UK / NJ / 1966 /

- A.S. Barnes and Co., South Brunswick, NJ, 1969a, 1974, ISBN: 0 498 01447 9 / (hardcover)
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- Oak Tree Publications, 1974, ISBN: 0 498 07420 X
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- Bookthrift Co., 1975, ISBN: 0 446 66587 8
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Eyles, Allen: The Complete Films of The Marx Bros.
Carol Publishing Group / Citadel Press / New York, NY / 1992 / 0 8065 1301 2

- Carol Publishing Group / Citadel Press, New York, NY, 1992, ISBN: 0 8065 1301 2
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Fix , Charlene: Harpo Marx as Trickster
From the publisher's website: "The author invites readers to spend time in the pleasure of Harpo's cinematic company while comparing him to tricksters from folklore, myth and legend. The book demonstrates how Harpo, the sweetest, wildest, most magical Marx brother, accomplishes the archetypal trickster's work. Thirteen chapters examine Harpo's trickster persona closely in each of the Marx Brothers' films"
McFarland /  / 2013 / 0 786 47147 6

- McFarland, 2013, ISBN: 0 786 47147 6
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- McFarland, 2013 / Kindle Edition
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Gardner, Martin Allen: The Marx Brothers: An Investigation of Their Films as Satirical Social Criticism
McFarland & Company, Inc. /  / 2009 / 0 7864 3942 4 McFarland /  / 2009 /

- McFarland & Company, Inc., 2009, ISBN: 0 7864 3942 4 / titled "The Marx Brothers as Social Critics", this is an extended edition of the original Ph.D. thesis
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- McFarland, 2009 / Kindle Download
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Gehring, Wes D.: The Marx Brothers (A bio-bibliography)
Greenwood Press / Westport, CT / 1987 / 0 313 24547 9

- Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 1987, ISBN: 0 313 24547 9
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- Greenwood Press, 1987 / Kindle Download
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Gehring, Wes D.: Groucho Marx and W.C.Fields: Huckster Comedians
Gehring compares these two comedians by their lifes, the characters they played and their films
University Press of Mississippi / Jackson / 1994 / 0 87805 724 2

- University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 1994, ISBN: 0 87805 725 0 / (paperback)
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- University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 1994, ISBN: 0 87805 724 2 / (hardcover)
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Hobsch, Manfred: Film ab: Die Marx Brothers
Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf / Berlin, Germany / 2001 / 3 89602 359 4

- (deutsch) Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin, Germany, 2001, ISBN: 3 89602 359 4
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Hoppe, Ulrich: Die Marx Brothers
A (quite incomplete) biography, but has a well researched part about the Brothers German roots. Tries to write in a funny language, but it doesn't work out well.
Wilhelm Heyne Verlag / München, Germany / 1985 / 3 453 86077 2

- (deutsch) Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, München, Germany, 1985, ISBN: 3 453 86077 2
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Kanfer, Stefan: Groucho: The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx
Knopf /  / 2000 / 0 375 40218 7 Vintage Books /  / 2000 / 0 375 70207 5 Penguin Books /  / 2001 / 0 14 029426 0 RBA Libros / Barcelona, Spain / 2001 / 84 7901 726 0 RBA Libros, S.A. /  / 2001 / 84 7871 038 8

- Vintage Books, 2000, ISBN: 0 375 70207 5 / (paperback)
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- Knopf, 2000, ISBN: 0 375 40218 7 / (hardback)
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- Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 2000, ISBN: 0 7139 9469 X
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- Penguin Books, 2001, ISBN: 0 14 029426 0
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- (espagñol) RBA Libros, Barcelona, Spain, 2001, ISBN: 84 7901 726 0
titled: Groucho, una biografía, translated by: María de Calonje
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Keesey, Douglas: Marx Brothers
Movie Icons Series.
Apart from a short introductory note and a basic chronology and filmography, the main part of this book is a "Filmography in Pictures" with notes on the pictures and quotes from the movies or by people working on them. There are loads of film stills and promotional pictures, a few of which I cannot remember seeing anywhere else before.
Taschen / Germany / 2007 / 3 8228 2219 1

- Taschen, Germany, 2007, ISBN: 3 8228 2219 1 / flexicover (flexible hardcover)
(publisher's website)
Texts in English, German and French

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- Taschen, 2007, ISBN: 3 8228 2018 0
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Koestenbaum, Wayne: The Anatomy of Harpo Marx
Described on the publisher's website as "a luxuriant, detailed play-by-play account of Harpo Marx's physical movements as captured on screen". The author gives the best description of his book himself: "I will not seek [Bill Marx] out, lest he say: 'keep your fantasies away from my father's image'." This really sums it up. The book looks at Harpo's gestures and expressions and over-analyses them. Koestenbaum shows off his knowledge of 20th century philosophy, but I don't think you can learn anything about Harpo. This review comes to a similar conclusion. W. Gary Wetstein writes: "Koestenbaum is hermetically sealed in his own mind - as if he couldn't care less whether his readers have any clue what he's talking about. Worst of all is that Kostenbaum clearly has a brilliant mind, and a gift for language. This book, however, really should not exist anywhere but on his own computer's hard drive, where he can use it to get himself off whenever he needs to. I wish he had left the rest of the world out of it."
University of California Press / Berkeley, CA / 2012 / 0 520 26900 4

- University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2012, ISBN: 0 520 26900 4 / (hardcover)
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- University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2012, ISBN: 0 520 26901 2 / (paperback)
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Louvish, Simon: Monkey Business - The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers
St Martins Press /  / 2000 / 0 312 25292 7 T & B Editores / Madrid, Spain / 2001 / 84 95602 01 6 Faber and Faber / London, UK / 1999 / 0 571 19350 1

- Faber and Faber, London, UK, 1999, ISBN: 0 571 19350 1
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- St Martins Press, 2000, ISBN: 0 312 25292 7 / hardback
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- Griffin Trade Paperback, 2001, ISBN: 0 312 28382 2 / hardback
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Louvish, Simon: Coffee with Groucho
Foreword by Frank Ferrante
Duncan Baird /  / 2007 / 1 84483 515 4

- Duncan Baird, 2007, ISBN: 1 84483 515 4 / US edition
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- Duncan Baird, 2007, ISBN: 1 84483 469 7 / UK edition
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Marsh, Carole: Marx Brothers: The Colorful Comedy Team
1000 Readers series, for school children aged 7-12
Gallopade International / Peachtree City, GA / 2005 / 0 635 02650 3

- Gallopade International, Peachtree City, GA, 2005, ISBN: 0 635 02650 3
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Martello, Luca: Groucho e i suoi fratelli
La vita e l'arte dei Marx Bros.
Alberto Castelvecchi Editore Srl  /  / 2010 / 88 7615 367 5

- (italiano) Alberto Castelvecchi Editore Srl , 2010, ISBN: 88 7615 367 5
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Martini, Andrea: I Marx
Il Castoro Cinema (magazine), La Nuova Italia / Firenze, Italy / 1980, Jul/Aug / Il castoro cinema /  / 1995 / 88 8033 048 9

- (italiano) Il castoro cinema, 1995, ISBN: 88 8033 048 9
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Metzner, Holger: Say, am I stewed or did a grapefruit just flew by?
(Untertitel/secondary title) Die Komik der Marx Brothers zwischen Unterhaltung und Avantgarde
Abstract: "Eine hermeneutische Analyse einer der erfolgreichsten und gleichzeitig avantgardistischsten Comedy-Gruppen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Marx-Brothers haben nicht nur ein Millionenpublikum unter einfachen amerikanischen Arbeitern gefunden, sondern auch Impulse für die bildende und darstellende Kunst Europas gegeben. Die Ursache dieses Erfolges liegt wesentlich in ihrer Verwurzelung in den großen Krisen und Umbrüchen ihrer Zeit.
Die vorliegende Arbeit verfolgt den Zusammenhang zwischen komischem Ausdruck und lebensweltlicher Realität. Groucho, Harpo und Chico - als festgelegte komische Figuren entstammen sie einer uralten Komödientradition. Dabei präsentieren alle drei eine jeweils verschiedene Lachkultur. Im Vergleich dieser historischen Vorbilder mit der Realisierung durch die Marx-Brothers in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts werden die Abgründe, Absurditäten und Neurosen einer kapitalistischen Gesellschaft deutlich, die unserer eigenen Zeit in ihrer Schnellebigkeit, Dynamik und Aggressivität sehr nahe ist."
 

- (deutsch) Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Leipzig, Germany, 2000, ISBN: 3 838659 66 X / MA Thesis / Diplomarbeit
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Miguel, Agustí de: Los Hermanos Marx
Edimat Libros, Ediciones y Distribuciones Mateos /  / 1998 / 84 95002 69 8  /  /  /

- (espagñol) Edimat Libros, Ediciones y Distribuciones Mateos, 1998, ISBN: 84 95002 69 8
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Mills, Joseph (ed.): A Century of the Marx Brothers
"Most scholarly work on the Marx Brothers has focused on biographical aspects of their careers and lives; "A Century of the Marx Brothers" suggests a myriad of other useful approaches to their film and stage productions. The collection's eleven essays examine the Marx Brothers' work from a number of critical perspectives ranging from reader-response theory to film semiotics. The contributors include international scholars in a variety of fields, such as literature, cultural studies, performance studies, and film history." (Publisher's information)
Articles include:
- Joseph Mills: "The Faces of Twentieth Century Comedy"
- Matthew Daube: "The Case of Rabbi Cantor vs. Roscoe W. Chandler: The Marx Brothers' Ethnic Construction of Character"
- Renata Jackson: "Who's Your Dada? The Marx Brothers at Paramount"
- Dean Wilcox: "Surrealistic Heroes: The Marx Brothers and the European Avant-Garde"
- Thomas Grochowski: "Horse Feathers, Monkey Business, and Lion Taming: The Marxes in Transition"
- Eric Sterling: "The Marx Brothers and the Satire of the Upper Class"
- Matthew Turner: "Signs, Slapstick, and Silence: The Transformation of Semiotic Meaning in the Comedy of Harpo Marx"
- Christopher Kelen: "Nation, Anthem, Irony in the Figure of Rufus Firefly"
- Lance Duerfahrd: "The Extras to the Extraordinary: The Other Characters in the Marx Brothers Film"
- Marc DiPaolo: "'Italians' Know Nothing of Love: The Marx Brothers as Guardian Angels for Young Couples in Jeopardy"
- Joseph Alvarez: "Woody Allen: A Red-Headed Marx Brothers Stepchild?"
- Zoe Brigley: "The Big Grey Ir-Elephant: The Play of Language in the Marx Brothers' Scripts and in Charles Bernstein's L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetry"
Cambridge Scholars Publishing / Newcastle upon Tyne, UK / 2007 / 1 84718 240 2

- Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2007, ISBN: 1 84718 240 2
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Mitchell, Glenn: The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia
All kind of facts about the Marx Brothers in encyclopedic form. Keywords include people and films but also (for example) "Lawyers", "Waxworks" or "Boats" / "It's a dip and browse kinda book Very well researched with a wealth of material on the lesser known characters in the Marx Saga." (John Benz Fentner)
Batsford / London, UK / 1996 / 0 7134 7838 1 Reynolds and Hearn / Richmond, Surrey, UK / 2003 / 1 903111 49 8 Titan Books /  / 2012 / 0 8576 8778 6

- Batsford, London, UK, 1996, ISBN: 0 7134 7838 1 / (paperback)
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- Reynolds and Hearn, Richmond, Surrey, UK, 2003, ISBN: 1 903111 49 8 / (paperback) revised and expanded edition
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- Reynolds and Hearn, Richmond, Surrey, UK, 2006, ISBN: 1 90528 711 9 / (hardcover), added to the title: "The Definitive A-Z", foreword by Leonard Maltin
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- Reynolds and Hearn, Richmond, Surrey, UK, 2008, ISBN: 1 90528 781 X / (paperback) (yet another "revised" edition of this book)
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- Titan Books, 2012, ISBN: 0 8576 8778 6
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Nolden, Rainer: Die Marx Brothers
Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag / Reinbek, Germany / 2002 / 3 499 50454 5

- (deutsch) Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag, Reinbek, Germany, 2002, ISBN: 3 499 50454 5
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Presley-Rippingale, Sally; Ballow, John E.: The Secret Word is Groucho
Story of Ballow being the cook in Groucho house in his last years. Concentrates mostly on Erin Fleming's behaviour towards Groucho. This is a 'paid for' publication (i.e. the author paid the publisher for printing this book).
Dorrance Publishing / Pittsburgh / 1992 / 0 8059 3272 0

- Dorrance Publishing, Pittsburgh, 1992, ISBN: 0 8059 3272 0
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Schulte, Michael: Warum haben Sie nicht das Pferd geheiratet? (Groucho Marx-Sein Leben)
R. Piper / München, Germany / 1990 / 3 492 11279 X

- (deutsch) R. Piper, München, Germany, 1990, ISBN: 3 492 11279 X
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Sinclair, Iain: Groucho positive / Groucho negative
This 8-page A4 booklet has a 4-page article about the Marx Brothers and especially Groucho. It also looks at their influence on authors of the Beat generation like Kerouac and Ginsberg. The other four pages a stills from various movies.
 

- Village Press, London, UK, 1973, ISBN: 0 9503032 4 0
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Stables, Kate: Marx Brothers
Chartwell Books / Secaucus, NJ / 1992a / 1 55521 793 1

- Chartwell Books, Secaucus, NJ, 1992, ISBN: 1 55521 793 1
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Stoliar, Steve: Raised Eyebrows - My Years Inside Groucho's House
Stoliar was a secretary an archivist to Groucho in later years. / "There was enough vintage Groucho in the book to bring a smile on my face, balancing the occasional tear from my eye." (J.Jacobs) / "... a good inside look at the Erin Fleming years." (Robert Rose)
General Publishing Group / Los Angeles, CA / 1996 / 1 881649 73 3 BearManor Media /  / 2011 / 1 593 93652 4

- General Publishing Group, Los Angeles, CA, 1996, ISBN: 1 881649 73 3
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- BearManor Media, 2011, ISBN: 1 593 93652 4 / this edition has been expanded with an 12-page "Afterword" which has reactions to the original publication of this book and some information about Melinda Marx and Erin Fleming
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Tchernoff, Alexis: Les Marx Brothers
Preface by Pierre Richard. Half of the book is a Marx Brothers biography. The other half has a filmography with many photos, cast listings and plot description
Éditions Pygmalion / Gérard Watelet / Paris, France / 1990 / 2 85704 318 X

- (français) Éditions Pygmalion / Gérard Watelet, Paris, France, 1990, ISBN: 2 85704 318 X
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Tiersma, Peter Meijes: Language-based Humor in the Marx Brothers Films
"[This study] will analyze [...] those instances of humor which are linguistic in nature, in other words, those which are amusing because of the way in which language is manipulated." (taken from the Introduction)
 

- Indiana University Linguistics Club, Bloomington, IN, 1985
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Tyson, Peter: Groucho Marx
Pop Culture Legends Collection
Chelsea House Publishers / New York, NY / 1995 / 0 7910 2341 9

- Chelsea House Publishers, New York, NY, 1995, ISBN: 0 7910 2341 9 / (hardcover)
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Wolf, William: The Marx Brothers
Pyramid Communications / New York, NY / 1975 / 0 515 03754 0

- Pyramid Communications, New York, NY, 1975, ISBN: 0 515 03754 0
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Yahn, Michael A.: The Music of the Marx Brothers
A Bio-Discography of the Works of Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Gummo, and Zeppo Marx
" In the 1930s and 40s the Marx Brothers kept the world laughing in good times and bad with such screen classics as Animal Crackers, Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera. Comedy was always the driving force behind the Marx Brothers team on-screen. Off-screen they were three unique individuals who shared a love of music. Music from Marx Brothers’ plays and movies has been recorded by a variety of artists since the early 1920s, but it may surprise some to learn that the Marx Brothers, themselves, also left behind an impressive body of work on record." (Publisher's info)
Publish America / Frederick, MD / 2007 / 1 4241 6971 2

- Publish America, Frederick, MD, 2007, ISBN: 1 4241 6971 2
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Yapp, Nick (ed.): Groucho Marx: In his own words
"[The] book combines quotes from Groucho Marx with photographs [...] (both on and off screen)." (amazon.co.uk)
Endeavour London Ltd / UK /  / 1 908271 11 6

- Endeavour London Ltd, UK, ISBN: 1 908271 11 6 / not yet published
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Zachary Kwitner Books: The Marx Brothers Poster Book
Book of 37.5x27.5cm Posters
Zachary Kwitner Books / London, UK / 1991 / 1 872532 35 7

- Zachary Kwitner Books, London, UK, 1991, ISBN: 1 872532 35 7
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Zimmerman, Paul D.; Goldblatt, Burt: The Marx Brothers at the Movies
G.P. Putman's Sons / New York, NY / 1968 / 68-25434 Signet Book from New American Library / New York, NY / 1970 / Berkley Windhover Books, Berkley Publishing / New York, NY / 1975 / Akihumi corporation (晶文社) / Japan / 1973 / 4 794 95822 6

- G.P. Putman's Sons, New York, NY, 1968, Library of Congress: 68-25434 / (hardcover)
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- (japanese) Akihumi corporation (晶文社), Japan, 1973, ISBN: 4 794 95822 6
titled: マルクス兄弟(ブラザーズ)のおかしな世界 FR IT CA JP

Books in which the Marx Brothers appear as characters

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Biller, Maxim: Die Marx-Brothers in Deutschland
in: "Land der Väter und Verräter"
Fictional story about a grandson of Groucho making a movie in Germany
Kiepenheuer & Witsch / Kön, Germany / 1994 / 3 462 02356 X Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag / München, Germany / 1997 / 3 423 12356 7

- (deutsch) Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Kön, Germany, 1994, ISBN: 3 462 02356 X
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- (deutsch) Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, München, Germany, 1997, ISBN: 3 423 12356 7
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Boutin, Patrick: Harpo
The description on amazon says that this is some kind of tribute to Harpo
APARIS - Edilivre Edition Classique /  / 2009 / 2 8121 1893 8

- (français) APARIS - Edilivre Edition Classique, 2009, ISBN: 2 8121 1893 8
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Castell, Dan: The Marx Brothers Meet Robin Hood
part of a series of booklets published for Kindle
Amazon Digital Services/Pulp Lit Press /  / 2011 /

- Amazon Digital Services/Pulp Lit Press, 2011 / Kindle download
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Castell, Dan: The Marx Brothers Meet the Doctors of Death
part of a series of booklets published for Kindle
Amazon Digital Services/Pulp Lit Press /  / 2011 /

- Amazon Digital Services/Pulp Lit Press, 2011 / Kindle download
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Castell, Dan: The Marx Brothers Meet W.C. Fields
part of a series of booklets published for Kindle
Amazon Digital Services/Pulp Lit Press /  / 2011 /

- Amazon Digital Services/Pulp Lit Press, 2011 / Kindle download
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Celati, Gianni: La Farsa Dei Tre Clandestini
This is an automated (but manually cleaned up) translation of an Italian webpage (http://www.baskerville.it/Blibri/cb/celati.html) about the book: "Who of us has never wished as a child, to re-live an adventure as some great hero of the screen? Well, Gianni Celati has captured this opportunity and she offers it as a scenario for a film of the Marx Brothers. The trace of the text is obtained from the works of the great comedians. The situations in which Groucho, Harpo and Chico get involved are the surrealistic and absurd, while corruption and speculation serve as a background to this farce. Who loves vaudeville and has been enjoying ' Duck Soup ', ' Animal Crackers ', ' A Night at the Opera', will be in a position to pick up the message. A lot authenticity and often as innovative as what the Marx Brothers have left us. Gianni Celati gives back a dream to us."
Baskerville / Bologna, Italia / 1987 / 88 8000 901 X

- (italiano) Baskerville, Bologna, Italia, 1987, ISBN: 88 8000 901 X
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Conford, Ellen: The Genie with the Light Blue Hair
a children's book, in which the Genie is described like Groucho
Bantam Starfire Books / New York, NY / 1989 / 0 553 05806 1

- Bantam Starfire Books, New York, NY, 1989, ISBN: 0 553 05806 1 / has a picture of Groucho on the dustjacket
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- Starfire / Bantam, New York, NY, 1990, ISBN: 0 553 28484 3 / (paperback)
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De Vries, Peter: Madder Music
Novel about a man who thinks he is Groucho. Although Joe Swerling has this delusion for a small part of the book, it is also fun to read when no Grouchoism is around. Jo Swerling was the name of the director of "Humorisk" (a coincidence?)
Little, Brown & Company / Boston, MA / Toronto / 1977 / 0 316 18190 0

- Little, Brown & Company, Boston, MA / Toronto, 1977, ISBN: 0 316 18190 0
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Goulart, Ron: Groucho Marx, Master Detective
First in a series of three (so far). "It was a fast read but not a very good read. It was not a great mystery and the portrayal of Groucho was a poor mix of his stage and real life characters." (IJD) [I agree, ST]
St. Martin's Press / New York, NY / 1998 / 0 312 18106 X Crimetime /  / 2000 / 1 902002 27 X Edition Phantasia /  / 2010 / 3 937897 40 2

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1998, ISBN: 0 312 18106 X
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- Crimetime, 2000, ISBN: 1 902002 27 X
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- Edition Phantasia, 2010, ISBN: 3 937897 40 2
titled: Groucho Marx, Meisterdetektiv, translated by: Joachim Körber
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Goulart, Ron: Groucho Marx, Private Eye
St. Martin's Press, Thomas Dunne Books / New York, NY / 1999 - 1 / 0 312 19895 7

- St. Martin's Press, Thomas Dunne Books, New York, NY, 1999 - 1, ISBN: 0 312 19895 7
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Goulart, Ron: Elementary, my dear Groucho
St. Martin's Press / New York, NY / 1999 - 2 / 0 312 20892 8 Le Cherche midi / France / 2000 / 2 86274 776 9

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1999 - 2, ISBN: 0 312 20892 8
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- Macmillan , 2011 / Kindle download
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- (français) Cherche midi, France, 2000, ISBN: 2 262 74776 8
titled: Elémentaire, mon cher Groucho
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- (français) Le Cherche midi, France, 2000, ISBN: 2 86274 776 9
titled: Groucho Marx contre Sherlock Holmes
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Goulart, Ron: Groucho Marx and the Broadway Murders
Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press / New York, NY / 2001 / 0 312 26598 0 Chivers Press / Bath, UK / 2002 / 0 7540 4703 2

- Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2001, ISBN: 0 312 26598 0
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- Thorndike Press, Waterville, ME, 2002, ISBN: 0 7862 3692 2 / large print
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- Chivers Press, Bath, UK, 2002, ISBN: 0 7540 4703 2 / large print, softbound
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- Chivers Press, Bath, UK, 2002, ISBN: 0 7540 4702 4 / large print, hardcover
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- Macmillan, 2011 / Kindle download
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Goulart, Ron: Groucho Marx, Secret Agent
Minotaur Books / New York, NY / 2002 / 0 312 28005 X Thorndike Pr /  / 2002 / 0 7862 4741 X

- Thorndike Pr, 2002, ISBN: 0 7862 4741 X / large print
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- Minotaur Books, New York, NY, 2002, ISBN: 0 312 28005 X
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- Chivers Press, 2003, ISBN: 0 7540 8802 2 / large print, softbound
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- Chivers Press, 2003, ISBN: 0 7540 8801 4 / large print, hardcover
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- Macmillan, 2011 / Kindle download
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Goulart, Ron: Groucho Marx, King of the Jungle
A Mystery Featuring Groucho Marx
Minotaur Books / New York, NY / 2005 / 0 312 32216 X Robert Hale Ltd /  / 2006 / 0 7090 8050 6 Wheeler Publishing /  / 2006 / 1 597 22331 X

- Minotaur Books, New York, NY, 2005, ISBN: 0 312 32216 X
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- Robert Hale Ltd, 2006, ISBN: 0 7090 8050 6
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- Wheeler Publishing, 2006, ISBN: 1 597 22331 X / (large edition)
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- Macmillan, 2011 / Kindle download
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Hampton, Christopher: Tales from Hollywood
Cover description: "With the Austro-Hungarian playwright Ödon von Horvath as our guide, [this play] takes us on a tour of [...] 1940s Los Angeles. Taking in such improbable residents as Thomas and Heinrich Mann, Bertolt Brecht and the Marx Brothers amongst others. [...]"
Harpo and Chico appear briefly in the first scene doing one of their usual charades.
Faber & Faber /  / 2001 / 0 571 11883 6

- Samuel French Ltd, UK, 1983, ISBN: 0 573 11433 1 / acting edition
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- Faber & Faber, 2001, ISBN: 0 571 11883 6
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Jean-Philippe, Claude; Lesueur, Patrick: Une Nuit chez les Marx
Comic Book which illustrates especially the earlier years of the Marxes. It shows situations like the cigarmaker from which Harpo got the "Gookie" and Groucho in Napoleon's uniform stuck in the traffic with his new car
Dargaud Editeur / Paris, France / 1986 / 2 205 02835 9

- (français) Dargaud Editeur, Paris, France, 1986, ISBN: 2 205 02835 9
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Kaminsky, Stuart M.: You bet your life
Crime story (Fiction). "It's Chicago. It's February, 1941. And Toby Peters, Private Eye, has a cold. Louis B. Mayer has hired him to help the Marx Brothers out of $120,000 worth of trouble. With the mob." (Cover text)
Editions 10/18 / France / 1999 / 2 264 02882 3 Ediciones Júcar / Gijón, Spain / 1988 / 84 334 3673 2 Blackstone Audio, Inc. /  / 2005 / 0 786 14231 6 Wilhelm Heyne Verlag / München, Germany / 1985 / 3 453 10731 4 St. Martin's Press / New York, NY / 1978 / 0 312 89662 X Warner Books /  / 1990 / 0 445 40906 1

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1978, ISBN: 0 312 89662 X
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- J. Curley & Associates, South Yarmouth, MA, 1980, ISBN: 0 89340 238 9 / Large print edition
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- Charter Communications, New York, NY, 1980, ISBN: 0 441 94980 0
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- Warner Books, 1990, ISBN: 0 445 40906 1
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- (français) Editions 10/18, France, 1999, ISBN: 2 264 02882 3
titled: Chico, banco, bobo
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Kaufman, George; Hart, Moss: The Man Who Came to Dinner (Play)
This play is a hommage to Alexander Woollcott. The character of Banjo is fashioned after Harpo
in: 'Three Plays by Kaufman and Hart', Grove Press /  / 1988 / 0 8021 5064 0

- in: "Plays by Kaufman and Hart", Olympic Marketing Corp, 1984, ISBN: 0 933826 66 4
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- in: "Three Plays by Kaufman and Hart", Grove Press, 1988, ISBN: 0 8021 5064 0
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Levigne, Michelle L. : Liar, Liar, Hearts On Fire
Romance novel. Strictly speaking it doesn't feature the Marx Brothers, but only uses names and places. From the publisher's website: "Ray and Lauren [...] build an alliance of minds and hearts as they work through the maze of Fredonia, Uncle Zeppo's remote mountain mansion. The old house is full of secret doors and staircases, with every clue in the scavenger hunt coming from a Marx Brothers movie."
Amber Quill Press /  / 2010 / 1 611 24990 2

- Amber Quill Press / Kindle download
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- Amber Quill Press, 2010, ISBN: 1 611 24990 2
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Levigne, Michelle L.: Never Moon A Werewolf
Sequel to "Liar, Liar, Hearts On Fire ..."
Amber Quill Press /  / 2012 / 1 611 24932 5

- Amber Quill Press, 2012, ISBN: 1 611 24932 5
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- Amber Quill Press, 2012 / Kindle download
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Mazur, Gail: Zeppo's First Wife: New and Selected Poems
University Of Chicago Press /  / 2005 / 0 226 51447 1

- University Of Chicago Press, 2005, ISBN: 0 226 51447 1
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Milligan, Spike: Robin Hood According to Spike Milligan
"All of Robin's Merry Men are in attendance in Spike's Robin Hood, although not quite as they were in the original. Maid Marion is a champion pole vaulter, Little John has been renamed Big Dick (for reasons we need not go into here) and Will Scarlet and Friar Tuck are joined by a brand-new addition to the renegade band--Groucho Marx." (Amazon promotional text)
Virgin Publishing / London, UK /  / 0 753 50303 4

- Virgin Publishing, London, UK, ISBN: 0 753 50303 4
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Milligan, Spike: "Treasure Island": According to Spike Milligan
"All the familiar faces from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate adventure story join in the fun - but this time they are accompanied by Groucho Marx." (amazon.co.uk)
Virgin / London, UK / 2001 / 0 753 50503 7

- Virgin, London, UK, 2000, ISBN: 1 85227 895 1
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- Virgin, London, UK, 2001, ISBN: 0 753 50503 7
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Nigro, Don: Monkey Soup
play, a parody and homage to the Marx Brothers
 

- Samual French, New York, London, 2004, ISBN: 0 573 63304 5
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Paronuzzi, Alessandro: Sono marxista, di tendenza Groucho : un’antologia critica delle migliori battute del partner di Dylan Dog
 

- (italiano) F.Muzzio, Padua, Italy, 1999, ISBN: 88 7021 885 6
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Pearce, Jeff: Reich TV
In this "Alternate History Thriller" the Marx Brothers are based in London and do a propaganda show for the BBC. George Orwell and Dylan Thomas also make an appearance
Gallivant Books /  / 2011 / 0 98681 802 X

- Gallivant Books, 2011 / Kindle download
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- Gallivant Books, 2011, ISBN: 0 98681 802 X
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Phillips, Louis: The Last Of The Marx Brothers' Writers
Broadway Play Publishing Inc. / New York, NY / 2007 / 0 88145 339 0

- Broadway Play Publishing Inc., New York, NY, 2007, ISBN: 0 88145 339 0
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Sheldon, Sidney: A Stranger in the Mirror
This novel about a stand-up comedian is dedicated to Groucho (who was the godfather of Sheldon's daughter). In the final chapters it seems to be (more or less) based on Groucho's relation to Erin Fleming
Warner Books, Grand Central Publishing /  /  / 0 446 35657 3

- William Morrow and Company, New York, NY, ISBN: 0 688 03002 5 / (hardcover)
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- Warner Books, Grand Central Publishing, ISBN: 0 446 35657 3 / (paperback)
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- in "Three complete Novels", ISBN: 0 517 07773 6 / (hardcover)
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- Pan Books, London, UK, 1977, ISBN: 0 330 25076 0
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Sim, David: Cerebus the Aardvark
(Comic) Lord Julius (Groucho) shows up quite frequently. Lord Julius was introduced early on as the head of state of a country called Palnu, and who virtually controls the economy of most of the known world single-handedly. One can guess at the results. He also has a painted-on mustache instead of a real one. In at least one issue, Sim also introduced a Duke Leonardi from New Serpa, who spoke with an outrageous Italian accent.
(Vol 2.:'High Society') Aardvark Vanaheim /  / 1986 / 0 919359 07 8

- (Vol 2.:"High Society") Aardvark Vanaheim, 1986, ISBN: 0 919359 07 8
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Thomsen, Winfried; Mali, Werner: Die Unschuld von Bonn: ein Schmieren-Comic mit drei Marx-Brothers und einem idealen Staatsbürger
Political comic and text with the Marx Brothers and German politicians as acting persons
Rotbuch Verlag / Berlin, Germany / 1976 / 3 88022 160 X

- (deutsch) Rotbuch Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 1976, ISBN: 3 88022 160 X
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Vosburgh, Dick: A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine
Premiere in 1979. The first half of the show - A Day in Hollywood - examines Hollywood in the Thirties. The second half - A Night in the Ukraine -, is loosely based on Checkov's "The Bear", as if it was made as a Marx Brothers movie.
Samuel French Inc., #6658 / New York, NY / 1984 /

- Samuel French Inc., London, UK, 2000, ISBN: 0 573 08111 5
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Waldrop, Howard: Save a Place in the Lifeboat for Me
"Waldrop is a master of humorous, innovative, sometimes disturbing short fiction that plays on 'alternate history' tropes and a stunning amount of research. One of his earlier stories, '...Lifeboat' depicts Harpo and Chico, Laurel and Hardy, and Abbot and Costello going back (yes, back) in time in an attempt to save Buddy Holly. They are _apparently_ returned from an ambiguous afterlife and appear in the story as we know them on screen ('_Honk honk_ went Arthur...'). The god who appears to be running the operation is a mysterious figure named Quackenbush who make a 'burning bush' appearance in a TV show called 'You Bet Your Duck.' "
in: 'Howard Who?', Doubleday / Garden City, NY / 1986 / 0 385 19708 X

- in: "Howard Who?", Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1986, ISBN: 0 385 19708 X
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Books in which material of the Marx Brothers is quoted

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Brallier, Jess M.: Medical Wit and Wisdom : The Best Medical Quotations from Hippocrates to Groucho Marx
 /  / 1993 / 1 56138 289 2

- , 1993, ISBN: 1 56138 289 2
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Green, Joey: Marx & Lennon : The Parallel Saying
a collection of 400 quotes by Marx and Lennon. (Groucho and John)
Hyperion /  / 2005 / 1 401 30809 0

- Hyperion, 2005, ISBN: 1 401 30809 0
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Gribetz, Jessica (ed.): Wise Words : A Treasury of Jewish Wisdom from the Bible to Groucho Marx
William Morrow and Company / New York, NY / 1997 / 0 688 15108 6

- William Morrow and Company, New York, NY, 1997, ISBN: 0 688 15108 6
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Hofmarcher, Arnaud (Series Ed.): Les Marx Brothers: Pensées, répliques et anecdotes
Preface by Pierre Drachline. Quotes, mostly from Groucho.
J'ai lu / France / 1999 / 2 290 05334 1 Le Cherche Midi /  / 2010 / 2 7491 1663 5  /  /  /

- (français) le cherche midi éditeur, Paris, France, 1995, ISBN: 2 86274 400 X
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- (français) J'ai lu, France, 1999, ISBN: 2 290 05334 1
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- (français) Le Cherche Midi, 2010, ISBN: 2 7491 1663 5
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Jarski, Rosemarie: Wisecracks : Great Lines from the Classic Hollywood Era
Publisher's description: "Rosemarie Jarski's selection mixes all the classic Hollywood lines with little known gems"
Contemporary Books /  / 1999 / 0 8092 2516 6

- Contemporary Books, 1999, ISBN: 0 8092 2516 6
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- Prion Books Ltd, 2000, ISBN: 1 85375 357 2
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Menchin, Robert; Kohl, Joe (Illustrator): 101 Classic Jewish Jokes : Jewish Humor from Groucho Marx to Jerry Seinfeld
 /  / 1997 / 0 914457 88 8

- , 1997, ISBN: 0 914457 88 8
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Muir, Frank: The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose: From William Caxton to P.G. Wodehouse
Muir makes several references to Groucho Marx in his section on S.J. Perelman. He also reprints Groucho's correspondence with Warner Bros. regarding the release of "A Night In Casablanca."
Oxford University Press / Oxford, UK / New York, NY / 1990 / 0 19 282959 9

- Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK / New York, NY, 1990, ISBN: 0 19 282959 9 / (paperback)
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- Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK / New York, NY, 1990, ISBN: 0 19 214106 6 / (hardcover)
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Rosten, Leo: Leo Rosten's Carnival of Wit; From Aristotle to Groucho Marx
 

- E P Dutton, 1994, ISBN: 0 525 93716 1
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Spagnoli, Marco: Se mi sposi non guarderò mai più un altro cavallo. Battute e pensieri
I think this is a collection of Groucho quotes
Nuovi Equilibri / Italy / 1998 / 88 7226 412 X

- (italiano) Nuovi Equilibri, Italy, 1998, ISBN: 88 7226 412 X
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Articles about the Marx Brothers, their movies, stage shows etc.

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Chandler, Charlotte: Groucho Marx: A Candid Conversation with Minna [sic] Marx's Third - and funniest - son
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- M Press, 2008, ISBN: 1 595 82066 3 / in "The Playboy Interviews: The Comedians"
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Galestin, Paul: The Marx Brothers: Verbal and Visual Nonsense in Their Films
Keywords: general literature; film; use of nonsense; relationship to the visual; the verbal; in Marx Brothers films
 

- Tigges-Wim (ed.): "Explorations in the Field of Nonsense", Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1987, ISBN: 90 6203 699 6
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Books and articles which have the Marx Brothers not as their main topic, but have a significant part about them

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Allen, Steve: Funny People
This book is a kind of updated version of his earlier book. He added some contemporary comedians like Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, but there is also a chapter about Groucho.
 

- Stein and Day Publishers, New York, NY, 1981, ISBN: 0 8128 2764 3
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- Stein and Day Publishers, New York, NY, 1984, ISBN: 0 8128 8011 0
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Austerlitz, Saul: Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy
has a chapter about the Marx Brothers (12 out of 512 pages), and they are mentioned a few times throughout, especially in the chapters about Mae West and Woody Allen
Chicago Review Press / Chicago, IL / 2010 / 1 556 52951 1

- Chicago Review Press, Chicago, IL, 2010, ISBN: 1 556 52951 1
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Berkowitz, Edward D.: Mass Appeal: The Formative Age of the Movies, Radio, and TV
The chapter "From Broadway to Hollywood with Groucho, Fred, and Ginger" has a ten page history of the Marx Brothers. Irritatingly the author (or the spellcheck) uses "Marx brothers", with a small "b" throughout.
Cambridge University Press /  / 2010 / 0 521 88908 1

- Cambridge University Press, 2010, ISBN: 0 521 88908 1 / harcover
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- Cambridge University Press, 2010, ISBN: 0 521 71777 9 / paperback
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Boller, Paul F., Jr.; Davis, Ronald L.: Hollywood Anecdotes
Good stories, authentic and apocryphal about making movies in Hollywood and those involved. Keywords: Hollywood, DeMille, Gary Cooper, Jack Warner, Sam Goldwyn, Walt Disney, Groucho Marx, Jimmy Cagney, Greer Garson, Billy Wilder
 

- William Morrow and Company, New York, NY, 1987, ISBN: 0 688 05875 2
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- Ballantine Books, 1988, ISBN: 0 345 35654 3
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Burr, Lonnie: Two for the Show: Great 20th Century Comedy Teams
has a chapter about the Marx Brothers
iUniverse.com / Lincoln, NE / 2000 / 0 595 00300 1

- iUniverse.com, Lincoln, NE, 2000, ISBN: 0 595 00300 1
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Conrich, Ian: Merry Melodies: The Marx Brothers' Musical Moments
Intellect Books / Exeter, UK / Portland, OR / 2000 / 1 84150 003 8

- Intellect Books, Exeter, UK / Portland, OR, 2000, ISBN: 1 84150 003 8 / in "Musicals: Hollywood and Beyond", Bill Marshall , Robynn Stilwell (eds.)
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Dale, Alan: Comedy Is a Man in Trouble
"Rather than attempt of account for every low-comedy star and his/her entire repertoire, Dale focuses on a handful of key superstars - specifically Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, the Marx Brothers and Jerry Lewis - and combines biography with cinematic analysis to create a convincing timeline of the rise, fall, and rebirth of one of the movies' most popular genres. He also takes time to examine the controversial role of women in Hollywood comedy, ultimately anointing Katherine Hepburn as the Queen of Slapstick." - Fade In
University of Minnesota Press / Minneapolis, MN / 2002 / 0 8166 3658 3

- University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2000, ISBN: 0 8166 3657 5 / (hardcover)
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- University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2002, ISBN: 0 8166 3658 3 / (paperback)
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Doctorow, E.L.: Creationists: Selected Essays: 1993-2006
This book has a piece about Harpo, most likely the introduction Doctorow wrote for "Harpo Speaks"
Random House /  / 2006 / 1 400 06495 3

- Random House, 2006, ISBN: 1 400 06495 3
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Durgnat, Raymond: Durgnat on Film
Selection from Durgnat's earlier works. Marx Brothers chapter 'Four against alienation', based on his booklet for the Östereichisches Filmmuseum, same chapter in "The Crazy Mirror".
 

- Faber and Faber, London, UK, 1976, ISBN: 0 571 10656 0 / has the Marx Brothers on the cover
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Edelson, Edward: Funny men of the movies
Chapter 7: "The Marx Revolution"; "Traces the development of comedy in film, discussing such comedians as Chaplin, Keaton, the Hardys, Marx Brothers, Fields, Jerry Lewis, and Woody Allen." (NYPL info)
 

- Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY, 1976, ISBN: 0 385 09688 7
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- Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY, 1976, ISBN: 0 385 09693 3
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- Pocket Books, New York, NY, 1980, ISBN: 0 671 29912 3
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Fowler, Christopher; Buckley, Stuart (Ills.): How to Impersonate Famous People
Has instructions for dressing up as Groucho or Harpo
 

- Quartet Books, London, UK, 1984, ISBN: 0 7043 3463 1
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- Crown Publishers, Prince Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1985, ISBN: 0 517 55838 6
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Freedland, Michael: So Lets Hear the Applause
The Story of the Jewish Entertainer. Biographies of: The Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, B. Streisand, Walter Matthau, Bob Dylan & others
 

- Vallentine Mitchell, London, UK, 1984, ISBN: 0 85303 215 7
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French, Philip; Wlaschin, Ken (eds.): The Faber Book of Movie verse
Poems about movie stars and cinema in general. Has "Ode to Groucho" by Martin Bell, "To the Lady Portrayed by Margret Dumont" by John Hollander, "Villanelle for Harpo Marx" by John Wain, "To Harpo Marx" by Jack Kerouac and "Harpo Marx" by Robert Lowell
 

- Faber and Faber, 1993, ISBN: 0 571 16660 1 / (hardcover)
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- Faber and Faber, London, UK, 1994, ISBN: 0 571 17329 2 / (paperback)
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- Ramboro Books PLC, 1997, ISBN: 7 215 99561 5
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Gale, Matthew (ed.): Dali & Film
Exhibition catalogue. Contains an article about Dali's script for the Marx Brothers and an article by Dali about Hollywood and Harpo in particular
Tate Publishing / London, UK / 2007 / 1 8543 7685 3

- Tate Publishing, London, UK, 2007, ISBN: 1 8543 7685 3 / (paperback)
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- Tate Publishing, London, UK, 2007, ISBN: 1 8543 7684 5 / (hardback)
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Gehring, Wes D.: Film Clowns of the Depression: Twelve Defining Comic Performances
Examines 12 movies made between 1931 and 1939, including Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera (about 15 pages each)
McFarland & Company /  / 2007 / 0 7864 2892 9

- McFarland & Company, 2007, ISBN: 0 7864 2892 9
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Giesen, Rolf (Bernhard Matt ed.): Lachbomben: die grossen Filmkomiker
Comedians from silent films to the 1940s
 

- (deutsch) Heyne, München, Germany, 1991, ISBN: 3 453 04937 3
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Gore, Chris: The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made
Mentions the Billy Wilder project "A Day at the United Nations"
 

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1999, ISBN: 0 312 20082 X
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Guttmacher, Peter: Legendary Comedies
This book covers comedy movies from Harold Loyd to Robin Williams. The Marx Brothers have four pages devoted to them.
Metrobooks - Friedman/Fairfax / New York, NY / 1996 / 1 56799 239 0

- Metrobooks - Friedman/Fairfax, New York, NY, 1996, ISBN: 1 56799 239 0
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Herrmann, Dorothy: With Malice Toward All
Lives and loves of some 20th century American wits (Groucho Marx, Benchley, Woollcott, Fields, Parker)
 

- G.P. Putnam, 1982, ISBN: 0 399 12710 0
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Hytner, Nicholas: Film - 20th Century Icons
Selected by Nicholas Hytner, text by Simon Braund. The Marx Brothers are on the cover. Paperback featuring director Nicholas Hytner's ("The Madness of King George") choice of films of the century. Features "A Night at the Opera" among others movies like "Lawrence of Arabia", "Psycho", "Rashomon", "The Godfather", "The Wizard of Oz"
Absolute Press / Bath, UK / 1999 / 1 899791 87 6

- Absolute Press, Bath, UK, 1999, ISBN: 1 899791 87 6
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Johnson, Paul: Humorists
This book about people as diverse as Benjamin Franklin and Toulouse-Lautrec has a chapter about the Marx Brothers
Harper Collins /  / 2010 / 0 06 182591 3 Blackstone Audio, Inc. / 2010 /  / 1 441 75744 9

- Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2010, ISBN: 1 441 75744 9 / Audiobook
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- Harper Collins, 2010, ISBN: 0 06 182591 3
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- Harper Collins, 2010 / Kindle Download
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Jordan, Thomas H.: The Anatomy of Cinematic Humor, with an Analytic Essay on the Marx Brothers
 

- Revisionist Press, New York, NY, 1974/1975, ISBN: 0 87700 209 6 / also sometimes listed with (wrong) ISBNs 0 685 04343 6, 0 87700 205 3
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Leeflang, Thomas: De wereld van de comedy
has a chapter on the Marx Brothers
 

- Windward, Leicester, UK, 1988, ISBN: 0 7112 0493 4
titled: The World of Comedy, translated by: Phil Goddard
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Lloyd, Ann (ed.): Movies of the Thirties
Has a four page article about the Marx Brothers by Charlotte Chandler, of which half a page is an article about Margret Dumont
 

- Orbis Publishing, London, UK, 1983, ISBN: 0 85613 523 2
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Maltin, Leonard: The Great Movie Comedians: From Charlie Chaplin to Woody Allen
This book features classic comedians like: Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, W.C.Fields, Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis. There is one chapter about the Marx Brothers.
 

- Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1978, ISBN: 0 517 53241 7
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Manchel, Frank: The Talking Clowns: From Laurel and Hardy to the Marx Brothers
Brief sketches of the life and careers of the great talking film comedians of the 1930's: Laurel and Hardy, W. C. Fields, Mae West, and the Marx Brothers. (Book summary) (130 pages, 34 page chapter about the Marx Brothers)
 

- Franklin Watts, New York, NY / London, UK, 1976, ISBN: 0 531 01153 4
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Nippoldt, Robert; Kothenschulte, Daniel: Hollywood in den 30er Jahren
Articles about various actors from the 1930s including the Marx Brothers
Gerstenberg Verlag /  / 2011 / 3 8369 2628 8

- (deutsch) Gerstenberg Verlag, 2011, ISBN: 3 8369 2628 8
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Norman, Barry: The Movie Greats
This one is a collection of chapters about 9 personalities: Chapter 3 is about Groucho. The others are: Marilyn Monroe, Peter Finch, Jack Hawkins, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Donat, Gracie Fields, Leslie Howard, Charlie Chaplin and a final chapter on Hollywood in general.
 

- Hodder and Stoughton, London, UK, 1981, ISBN: 0 340 25972 8 / also has ISBN 0 563 17972 4 for BBC publication
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- Arrow, London, UK, 1982, ISBN: 0 09 929170 3
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Norman, Barry: The Film Greats
 

- Hodder and Stoughton / British Broadcasting Corp., Sevenoaks, Kent, UK / London, 1985, ISBN: 0 340 35270 1
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Palumbo, Michele : Club Marx - Karl e Groucho
"... uno scherzo filosofico ..."
Etet Edizioni /  / 2013 / 88 9724 014 3

- (italiano) Etet Edizioni, 2013, ISBN: 88 9724 014 3
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Parish, James Robert; Leonard, William T.; Mank, Gregory W.; Hoyt, Charles: The Funsters
This book presents 62 movie comedians from Charlie Chaplin to Woody Allen. It has a 13-page chapter on the Marx Brothers.
 

- Arlington House, New Rochelle, NY, 1979, ISBN: 0 87000 418 2
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Reichwein, Horst: Die Juden in der ostfriesischen Herrlichkeit Dornum
Book about about the history of the Jewish population in the home town of the Marx Brothers' mother Minnie. Contains the chapter "Die Marx Brothers und ihre Abstammung aus Dornum"
Edition Holtriem / Westerholt, Germany / 1997 / 3 931641 03 1

- (deutsch) Edition Holtriem, Westerholt, Germany, 1997, ISBN: 3 931641 03 1
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Robinson, Jeffrey: Teamwork: The Cinema's Greatest Comedy Teams
The chapter "The Marx Brothers" takes 17 of the 128 pages
 

- Proteus, New York, NY, 1982, ISBN: 0 86276 108 5
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- Proteus, New York, NY, 1982, ISBN: 0 86276 107 7 / (paperback)
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Seeßlen, Georg: Klassiker der Filmkomik
has a chapter about the Marx Brothers
 

- (deutsch) Roloff und Seeßlen, München, Germany, 1976, ISBN: 3 88144 101 8
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- (deutsch) Roloff und Seeßlen, München, Germany, 1976, ISBN: 3 88144 201 4
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- (deutsch) Rowohlt, Reinbek, Germany, 1982, ISBN: 3 499 17424 3 / Programm Roloff und Seeßlen, "Grundlagen des populären Films 10"
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Sennett, Ted: Laughing in the Dark - Movie Comedy from Groucho to Woody
Part of the chapter "The Comedy Icons of the Thirties" is about the Marx Brothers
 

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1992, ISBN: 0 312 06280 X
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Sinyard, Neil: Classic Movie Comedians
Chapter 6: "The Marx Brothers"
 

- Smithmark Publishers / Brompton Books Corp., New York, NY, 1992, ISBN: 0 8317 1451 4
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Thomas, Nick: Raised by the Stars
Collection of interviews with the children of Hollywood legends. This includes interviews with Harpo's children Bill (telephone interview) and Minnie (via email)
McFarland / Jefferson, NC / 2011 / 0 7864 6403 8

- McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2011, ISBN: 0 7864 6403 8
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Took, Barry: Comedy Greats: A Celebration of Comic Genius Past and Present
Has a chapter about the Marx Brothers. Also featured are Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Barry Humphries, Jacques Tati and others
 

- Equation, Wellingborough, UK, 1989, ISBN: 1 85336 039 2
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Vogel, Michelle: Children of Hollywood
about the children of Hollywood celebrities, includes chapters about Arthur Marx, Harpo's children and Maxine Marx. Unfortunately almost all of the material is taken from previously published books, so if you have got books like "Son of Groucho" or "Growing up with Chico" etc., you won't find anything new in here.
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- McFarland, 2005, ISBN: 0 7864 2046 4
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Weales, Gerald: Canned Goods as Caviar: American Film Comedy of the 1930s
Chapter 3: "Duck Soup"
 

- The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL / London, UK, 1985, ISBN: 0 226 87664 0 / paperback
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- The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL / London, UK, 1985, ISBN: 0 226 87663 2 / hardcover
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Winokur, Mark Brian: American Laughter: Immigrants, Ethnicity, and 1930's Hollywood Film Comedy
Abstract: "My dissertation begins with the fact that American film comedy is produced by a disproportionate number of ethnics and immigrants, from creative staff (Chaplin, the Marx Brothers) to businessmen (Mayer, Thalberg, Zukor). I use historical parallels in literature to justify the sence that thematic treatment of assimilation in comedy is a distinctly American development. [..] But the bulk of the work consists of readings of three comedies, and so of three comic subgenres: Modern Times and silent comedy, Duck Soup and antic comedy, The Thin Man and the screwball. "
 

- St. Martin's Press, New York, 1995, ISBN: 0 312 12342 6
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Woollcott, Alexander: While Rome Burns
Has the articles 'Obituary [for Minnie Marx]' and 'My Friend Harpo'
 

- Amereon, ISBN: 0 89190 148 5
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Books and articles which mention the Marx Brothers in a larger context

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Beach, Christopher: Class, Language, and American Film Comedy
Amazon description: "... focuses on [...] language, class, and social relationships in early sound comedies by the Marx Brothers, the screwball comedies of the 1930s [...], 1950s comedies [...] and contemporary films [...]. Beach argues that sound and narrative expanded the semiotic and ideological potential of a film, providing moments of genuine social critique and also mass entertainment."
Cambridge University Press /  / 2002 / 0 521 00209 5

- Cambridge University Press, 2002, ISBN: 0 521 00209 5 / paperback
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- Cambridge University Press, 2002, ISBN: 0 521 80749 2 / hardback
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Bergman, Andrew: We're in the Money: Depression America and its Films
Chapter 3: "Some Arnarcho-Nihilistic Laff Riots" "The early Marx Bros. films fall within what Bergman refers to as 'anarchic comedy,' full of chaos, in which meaning and meaningless were fused." (andrease)
Ivan R. Dee /  / 1992 / 0 929587 85 5

- Harper & Row / Harper Torchbooks, New York, NY, 1972, ISBN: 0 06 131948 1 / 15th printing 1988
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- Ivan R. Dee, 1992, ISBN: 0 929587 85 5
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Bermel, Albert: Farce: A History from Aristophanes to Woody Allen
Abstract: "In a celebration of the expansiveness and inclusiveness of farce, this book describes the art form rather than defines it. [..] The book reviews a Hollywood-inspired resurgence of farce [..]. The book also discusses the works of such modern masters of farce as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, and Monty Python."
 

- Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL, 1990, ISBN: 0 8093 1645 5
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Cavett, Dick; Porterfield, Christopher: Cavett
Chapter 7
 

- Bantam Books, New York, NY, 1975, ISBN: 0 553 02044 7
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Culhane, Shamus: Talking Animals and Other People
Culhane was married to Maxine Marx (Chico's daughter). She and the Marx Brothers get mentioned in a few places.
Da Capo Press / New York, NY / 1998 / 0 306 80830 7

- Da Capo Press, New York, NY, 1998, ISBN: 0 306 80830 7
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Cullen, Frank: Vaudeville, Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in America
Two volumes. Vol. 2 has a very detailed article about the Brothers' career in Vaudeville
Routledge / New York, London / 2006 / 0 415 93853 8

- Routledge, New York, London, 2006, ISBN: 0 415 93853 8
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Doherty, Thomas: Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934
University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton /  / 1999 / 0 231 11095 2

- University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton, 1999, ISBN: 0 231 11095 2 / (paperback)
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- University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton, 1999, ISBN: 0 231 11094 4 / (hardback)
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Epstein, Lawrence J.: The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America
"Epstein (A Treasury of Jewish Anecdotes) has done yeoman work to make this enormous subject accessible. His saga includes nearly all the top-level Jewish-American comedians, from the Marx Brothers and Allen Sherman to Joan Rivers and Jerry Seinfeld." (Amazon/Publishers Weekly)
PublicAffairs /  / 2002 / 1 58648 162 2 PublicAffairs /  / 2001 / 1 891620 71 1

- PublicAffairs, 2001, ISBN: 1 891620 71 1 / hardcover
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- PublicAffairs, 2002, ISBN: 1 58648 162 2 / paperback
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Epstein, Lawrence J.: Mixed Nuts: America's Love Affair with Comedy Teams from Burns and Allen to Belushi and Aykroyd
"Organizing this work chronologically, Epstein (The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America) provides a lively history of entertainment from early vaudeville through radio, film and television. He's especially good at viewing humor through a sociological prism, showing, for example, how the cynicism of the early Marx Brothers needed to be reworked to accommodate a Depression-era mentality. With FDR's New Deal, Epstein explains, Groucho's character was made more likable. In fact, comedy teams were most popular during America's tough times, such as WWII, when Abbott and Costello delivered much-needed relief." (Amazon/Publishers Weekly)
PublicAffairs /  / 2004 / 1 58648 190 8 Sagoma /  / 2010 / 88 650 6008 5

- PublicAffairs, 2004, ISBN: 1 58648 190 8
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- (italiano) Sagoma, 2010, ISBN: 88 650 6008 5
titled: Quando i comici facevano touchdown. Dai Fratelli Marx ai Blues Brothers, l'esilarante epopea dei team comici d'America, translated by: C. Lattanzi
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Epstein, Lawrence J. : American Jewish Films: The Search for Identity
"This is a thematic survey of American films with significant Jewish content that made an important statement about America. Both familiar and lesser known films are included. An introduction discusses why American Jews were attracted to films as audiences, performers and business people, and evaluates how films help audiences think about their lives. The book then focuses on themes and representative and important films, placing them in their cultural contexts. One of the aspects of American Jewish life brought out by the films in general is the tensions between an American and a Jewish identity and between a Jewish identity and a broader human identity." (Publisher's website)
The book has a few pages about the Marx Brothers' movies.
McFarland  /  / 2013 / 0 7864 6962 5

- McFarland , 2013, ISBN: 0 7864 6962 5
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Etkes, Asher B.; Stadtmauer, Saul: Jewish Contributions to the American Way of Life
 

- Northside Publishing, 1996, ISBN: 0 9644430 1 5
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Hoberman, J.; Shandler, Jeffrey: Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting
Catalogue for the exhibition at The Jewish Museum in New York (Feb - Sep 2003)
Princeton Univ Press / Princeton, NJ / 2003 / 0 691 11302 5

- Princeton Univ Press, Princeton, NJ, 2003, ISBN: 0 691 11302 5
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- Princeton Univ Press, Princeton, NJ, 2003, ISBN: 0 691 11301 7 / hardcover
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Horton, Andrew: Laughing Out Loud: Writing the Comedy-Centered Screenplay
The Marx Brothers and their movies are mentioned a few times throughout this book. There is also a three page bit headed "Vaudeville and the Marx Brothers"
University of California Press /  / 2000 / 0 520 22015 3

- University of California Press, 2000, ISBN: 0 520 22015 3 / (paperback)
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- University of California Press, 2000, ISBN: 0 520 22014 5 / (hardcover)
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- University of California Press, 2000 / Kindle download
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Horton, Andrew ; Rapf, Joanna E.: A Companion to Film Comedy
Collection of 24 essays exploring film comedy from the silent era to the present
Wiley-Blackwell /  / 2012 / 1 444 33859 5

- Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, ISBN: 1 444 33859 5
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Ingrams, Richard (ed.): I Once Met - Fifty Encounters with the famous
One page stories of people meeting the famous from Rachmaninoff to Winnie the Pooh. One story is about Harpo.
 

- Oldie Publications Ltd., London, UK, 1996, ISBN: 1 901170 02 0
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Jenkins, Henry: What Made Pistachio Nuts? - Early Sound Comedy and the Vaudeville Aesthetic
The Marx Brothers belong to the most referenced in this book
Columbia University Press / New York, NY / 1992 / 0 231 07855 2

- Columbia University Press, New York, NY, 1992, ISBN: 0 231 07855 2
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Joe, Jeongwon; Theresa, Rose (Eds.): Between Opera and Cinema
Mentions "A Night at the Opera"
Garland Publishing / Taylor & Francis, Inc. /  / 2001 / 0 8153 3450 8

- Garland Publishing / Taylor & Francis, Inc., 2001, ISBN: 0 8153 3450 8
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Krutnik, Frank: Hollywood Comedians: The Film Reader
Anthology of film theory texts. Contains extracts from Mark Winokur's "American Laughter: Immigrants, Ethnicity and 1930s Hollywood Film Comedy" and Henry Jenkins' "'Fifi Was My Mother's Name': Diplomaniacs, Anarchistic Comedy and the Vaudeville Aesthetic"
Routledge /  / 2002 / 0 415 23552 9 Routledge /  / 2002 / 0 415 23551 0

- Routledge, 2002, ISBN: 0 415 23552 9 / (paperback)
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- Routledge, 2002, ISBN: 0 415 23551 0 / (hardcover)
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Levant, Oscar: The Memoirs of an Amnesiac
Contains something about Harpo (Adamson)
Samuel French Trade /  / 1989 / 0 573 60698 6

- Samuel French Trade, 1989, ISBN: 0 573 60698 6
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MacGillivray, Scott and Jan: Gloria Jean: A Little Bit of Heaven
This book about the child star Gloria Jean has a full chapter devoted to the production of Groucho's "Copacabana," and there also is an account of Gloria's opening night in London in 1947, on the same stage bill with Chico.
iUniverse, Inc. /  / 2005 / 0 595 67454 2

- iUniverse, Inc., 2005, ISBN: 0 595 37080 2 / paperback
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- iUniverse, Inc., 2005, ISBN: 0 595 67454 2 / hardcover
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Misch, David: Funny: The Book
From the publisher's website: "[A] look at the art of comedy, from its historical roots to the latest scientific findings, with diversions into the worlds of movies (Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers), television (The Office), prose (Woody Allen, Robert Benchley), theater (The Front Page), jokes and stand-up comedy (Richard Pryor, Steve Martin), as well as personal reminiscences from the author's experiences on such TV programs as Mork and Mindy."
Applause Theatre & Cinema Books /  / 2012 / 1 557 83829 1

- Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2012, ISBN: 1 557 83829 1
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Moger, Art: Hello! My real name is ...
A collection of celebs and their real names. Keywords: cine George burns Marx brothers Crawford Joan rivers redd foxx Jane darwell Mary wickes mel broks john denver
Citadel Press / Seacausus, NJ / 1983 / 0 8065 0802 7

- Citadel Press, Seacausus, NJ, 1983, ISBN: 0 8065 0802 7
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Mongin, Olivier: Eclats de Rire: Variations Sur Le Corps Comique
Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Jacques Tati, Les Marx Brothers, Laurel Et Hardy, Jerry Lewis
Éditions du Seuil / France / 2002 / 2 02 051700 0

- (français) Éditions du Seuil, France, 2002, ISBN: 2 02 051700 0
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New Yorker Magazine (Introduction by David Remnick): The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine
The Marxes were often featured in this magazine
Random House /  / 2005 / 1 400 06474 0

- Random House, 2005, ISBN: 1 400 06474 0 / Hardcover book & 8 DVD-ROMs
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Reaves, Wendy Wick: Celebrity Caricature In America
Publisher's description: "Mae West, George Gershwin, the Marx Brothers, Babe Ruth - these were just a few of the celebrities caricatured in popular American periodicals during the first half of the 20th century. This book presents hundreds of these rediscovered drawings and introduces a type of portraiture based on modern design and a preoccupation with personality-based fame."
Yale University Press /  / 1998 / 0 300 07463 8

- Yale University Press, 1998, ISBN: 0 300 07463 8
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Rickman, Gregg: The Film Comedy Reader
Publisher's description: "From the early artistry of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the madcap antics of the Three Stooges and the Marx Brothers to the satire of the 'Graduate' and the outrageous humour of the Farelly Brothers, the world of film comedy is explored by more than 30 screen critics."
Limelight Editions /  / 2000 / 0 87910 295 0

- Limelight Editions, 2000, ISBN: 0 87910 295 0
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Sarris, Andrew: The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968
Biographies of people in the Movie Business. Has a short biography for the Marx Brothers
U of Chicago Press /  /  / 0 226 73500 1 Da Capo Press / New York, NY / 1996 / 0 306 80728 9

- U of Chicago Press, ISBN: 0 226 73500 1
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- Da Capo Press, New York, NY, 1996, ISBN: 0 306 80728 9
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Sarris, Andrew: "You ain't heard nothin' yet": the American talking film, history and memory, 1927-1949
The Marx Brothers appear in chapter four: "Actors and Actresses"
Oxford University Press / Oxford, UK / 1998 / 0 19 503883 5

- Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 1998, ISBN: 0 19 503883 5
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Sinatra, Barbara: Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank
Biography of Zeppo's second wife who went on to marry Frank Sinatra
Crown Archetype /  / 2011 / 0 307 38233 8 Hutchinson / UK / 2011 / 0 09 193724 8

- Crown Archetype, 2011, ISBN: 0 307 38233 8
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- Random House Audio, 2011, ISBN: 0 307 74732 8 / Audiobook
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- Hutchinson, UK, 2011, ISBN: 0 09 193724 8
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Staveacre, Tony: Slapstick: The illustrated story of knockabout comedy
The Marx Brothers are mentioned several times throughout the book
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- Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, Australia, 1987, ISBN: 0 207 15493 7
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Stein, Charles W.: American Vaudeville as seen by its Contemporaries
This is a collection of articles about Vaudeville. The book contains excerpts from "Groucho and Me" and "Harpo Speaks!". None of the other articles mention the Marx Brothers
Knopf /  / 1984 /

- , 1985, ISBN: 0 306 80256 2
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Tierny, Tom: Thirty from the 30's - Paperdolls for grownups - Costumes of the great stars
This book has paperdolls of 1930's actors.one sheet has the Marx Brothers in "A Day at the Races"
 

- Prentice Hall, 1974, ISBN: 0 13 918755 3
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Tigges, Wim: An anatomy of literary Nonsense
He has the Marx Brothers as an example of nonsense in the tradition of Lewis Carroll
 

- Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1988, ISBN: 90 5183 019 X
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Trav S. D.: No Applause - Just Throw Money
"Writer and modern-day vaudevillian Trav S.D. chronicles vaudeville's far-reaching impact in No Applause--Just Throw Money. He explores the many ways in which vaudeville's story is the story of show business in America and documents the rich history and cultural legacy of our country's only purely indigenous theatrical form, including its influence on everything from USO shows to Ed Sullivan to The Muppet Show and The Gong Show." (from the publisher's website)
Faber and Faber, Inc. / USA / 2005 / 0 571 21192 5

- Faber and Faber, Inc., USA, 2005, ISBN: 0 571 21192 5
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Vieira, Mark A.: Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood
About censorship and the Hayes office. It mentions a scene being cut from Horsefeathers, where Harpo is romancing Thelma Todd.
Harry N Abrams /  / 1999 / 0 8109 4475 8

- Harry N Abrams, 1999, ISBN: 0 8109 4475 8
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- Harry N Abrams, 2003, ISBN: 0 8109 8228 5
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Wagg, Stephen: Because I Tell a Joke or Two: Comedy, Politics and Social Difference
Amazon book description: "... explores the complex relationship between comedy and social difference. In provocative essays, the contributors consider issues of class, ethnicity, age, gender, and sexuality and reveal the ways comedy has been used to sustain, to challenge and to change power relationships in society. Spanning a wide range of genres, texts, and performers, from the Marx Brothers to Lea DeLaria, and from Ozzie and Harriet to Friends, ..."
Routledge /  / 1998 / 0 415 12921 4

- Routledge, 1998, ISBN: 0 415 12921 4
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- Routledge, 1998, ISBN: 0 415 12920 6 / Library Binding
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Young, William H.; Young, Nancy K.: The 1930s
American Popular Culture through History series
Greenwood Press /  / 2002 / 0 313 31602 3

- Greenwood Press, 2002, ISBN: 0 313 31602 3 / has the Brothers on the cover
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Books and articles by and about colleagues and contemporaries of the Marx Brothers

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Alonso, Harriet Hyman: Yip Harburg: Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist
Wesleyan University Press /  / 2012 / 0 8195 7128 8

- Wesleyan University Press, 2012, ISBN: 0 8195 7128 8
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Benchley, Robert: Inside Benchley
 

- , ISBN: 0 88411 302 7
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Benchley, Robert: The Benchley Roundup
The University of Chicago Press / Chicago, IL / 1983 / 0 226 04218 9

- The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 1983, ISBN: 0 226 04218 9
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Brecher, Irving (with Hank Rosenfeld): The Wicked Wit of the West
The Last Great Golden Age Screenwriter Shares the Hilarity and Heartaches of Working With Groucho, Garland, Gleason, Burns, Berle, Benny, and many more
Ben Yehuda Press / Teaneck, NJ / 2008 / 0 978998 08 1 Sagoma /  / 2013 / 88 650 6031 X

- Ben Yehuda Press, Teaneck, NJ, 2008, ISBN: 1 934730 23 8 / (paperback)
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- Ben Yehuda Press, Teaneck, NJ, 2008, ISBN: 0 978998 08 1 / (hardback)
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- Ben Yehuda Press, 2009, ISBN: 1 934730 32 7
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- (italiano) Sagoma, 2013, ISBN: 88 650 6031 X
titled: A pesca con Groucho
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- (italiano) Sagoma, 2013
titled: A pesca con Groucho / Kindle edition
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Carlisle Hart, Kitty: Kitty, an autobiography
Biography by the actress from "A Night At The Opera" who later married the writer Moss Hart
 

- Doubleday, New York, NY, 1988, ISBN: 0 385 24425 8
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- Thorndike Press, Thorndike, ME, 1989, ISBN: 0 89621 851 1 / Large Print
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- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1989, ISBN: 0 312 03373 7
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Cassara, Bill: Edgar Kennedy - Master of the slow burn
Edgar Kennedy appeared as the lemonade vendor in "Duck Soup"
Bearmanor Media /  / 2005 / 1 59393 018 6

- Bearmanor Media, 2005, ISBN: 1 59393 018 6
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Drennan, Robert E. (Ed): The Algonquin Wits
Replica Books /  / 2000 / 0 7351 0116 7

- Frewin, London, UK, 1973, ISBN: 0 85632 063 3 / titled: Wit's end: the best of the brilliant humour of the celebrated Round Table (The vicious circle of wit) at the Algonquin Hotel, New York
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- Citadel Pr, 1995, ISBN: 0 8065 0947 3 / Heywood H. Broun (foreword), paperback
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- Replica Books, 2000, ISBN: 0 7351 0116 7 / Heywood H. Broun (foreword), hardcover
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Gale, Steven H.: S.J. Perelman (an annotated bibliography)
 

- Garland Publishing, New York, NY, 1985, ISBN: 0 8240 8845 X
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Gale, Steven H.: S.J. Perelman (a critical study)
The chapter on Perelman's film scripts is mainly on his work with the Marx Brothers
Greenwood Press / New York, NY / Westport, CT / London, UK / 1987 / 0 313 25003 0

- Greenwood Press, New York, NY / Westport, CT / London, UK, 1987, ISBN: 0 313 25003 0
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Garcia, Roger (ed.): Frank Tashlin
Publisher's description: "A tribute to a multi-talented American illustrator, film director and screenwriter, whose comic scripts were used by Hal Roach, the Marx Brothers and Bob Hope, amongst other stars. Tashlin's work is saluted in this volume by Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Joe Dante and many others."
 

- British Film Institute, 1994, ISBN: 0 8517 0462 X
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Herrmann, Dorothy: S.J. Perelman (a life)
 

- Simon and Schuster, New York, NY / London, UK, 1988, ISBN: 0 671 65460 8
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Kaufman, George S.; Donald Oliver (ed.): By George (A Kaufman collection)
This book has a script of the stage version of "The Cocoanuts"
 

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1979, ISBN: 0 312 11101 0
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Meade, Marion: Dorothy Parker, What Fresh Hell Is This?
Several pages mention the Marx Brothers and their association with Parker.
Penguin Books / New York, NY / 1989 / 0 14 011616 8

- Penguin Books, New York, NY, 1989, ISBN: 0 14 011616 8 / paperback
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Meredith, Scott: George S. Kaufman and his Friends
 

- , ISBN: 0 04 920052 6 / titled: 'George S. Kaufman and the Algonquin Round Table'
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O'Brien, Scott: Kay Francis: I Can't Wait to Be Forgotten
Kay Francis played 'Penelope' in The Cocoanuts
Bearmanor Media /  / 2006 / 1 59393 036 4

- Bearmanor Media, 2006, ISBN: 1 59393 036 4
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Perelman, S.J.: The Most of S.J. Perelman
Includes "I'll always call you a schnorrer, my African explorer" which had appeared as an article in 'Holiday' titled "A Weekend with Groucho Marx"
 

- Eyre Methuen, London, UK, 1978, ISBN: 0 413 45490 8
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- Mandarin, 1991, ISBN: 0 7493 1039 1
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Perelman, S.J.: The Last Laugh
Includes a chapter "The Marx Brothers" which had been an article in 'Show' called "The Winsome Foursome"
Simon and Schuster / New York, NY / 1981 / 0 671 42515 3

- Simon and Schuster, New York, NY, 1981, ISBN: 0 671 42515 3
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Perelman, S.J.; Crowther, Prudence (ed.): Don't Tread on Me (The selected letters of S.J. Perelman)
Has two letters addressed to Groucho. The Marx Brothers are mentioned in letters to other people
 

- Viking, New York, NY, 1987, ISBN: 0 670 81759 7
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Perelman, S.J.; Teicholz, Tom (ed.): Conversations With S.J. Perelman (Literary Conversations Series)
contains the chapter where Perelman, Groucho, and Kenneth Tynan talk about funny men
 

- University Press of Mississippi, 1995, ISBN: 0 87805 790 0 / (paperback)
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- University Press of Mississippi, 1995, ISBN: 0 87805 789 7 / (hardcover)
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Ryskind, Morrie; Roberts, John H. M.: I Shot an Elephant in My Pajamas: The Morrie Ryskind Story
 

- Huntington House Publishers/Vital Issues Press, 1994, ISBN: 1 56384 000 6
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Teichman, Howard: Smart Aleck: The Wit, World, and Life of Alexander Woollcott
 

- William Morrow and Company, New York, NY, 1976, ISBN: 0 688 03034 3
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Thomas, Bob: Thalberg
 

- Garland Publishing, ISBN: 0 8240 5779 1
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Young, Jordan R.: The Laugh Crafters: Comedy Writing in Radio and TV's Golden Age
Interviews with writers for radio comedy. Includes Charlie Isaacs and Irving Brecher who did write for Groucho.
Past Times Pub Co /  / 1999 / 0 940410 37 0

- Past Times Pub Co, 1999, ISBN: 0 940410 37 0
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Books and articles of unknown or little relation to the Marx Brothers

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(N.N.): Invaders from Marx. Un anno con i fratelli Marx. Libro agenda del cinema 1998
 

- (italiano) Lindau, 1997, ISBN: 88 718 0195 4
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Bennett, Saul: Harpo Marx at Prayer
This is a book of poems. It has one poem with this title, which has a vague reference to Harpo.
Archer Books /  / 2000 / 0 9662299 6 7

- Archer Books, 2000, ISBN: 0 9662299 6 7
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Breuer, Michael: Ökonomische Grundlagen der Sozialversicherungsorganisation
Die Konsequenzen des Groucho-Marx-Effektes
 

- Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden Baden, Germany, 1999, ISBN: 3 7890 5858 0
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Burkhart, Jeff; Stuart, Bruce: Hollywood's First Choices (Or Why Groucho Marx Never Played Rhett Butler) : How the Greatest Casting Decisions Were Made
 

- Darien House / Crown Publishers, 1994, ISBN: 0 517 88086 5
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Cohen, Jeffrey: Some Like It Hot-Buttered
From the author: "A man buys a movie theatre to show only comedies (he calls it Comedy Tonight), and in the first novel in the series (Some Like It Hot-Buttered), he professes his love for the Marx Brothers many times, quotes Groucho, and during a few chapters, shows Horse Feathers."
Berkley (Prime Crime) /  / 2007 / 0 425 21799 X

- Berkley (Prime Crime), 2007, ISBN: 0 425 21799 X
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Corwin, Norman: Script for 'The Curse of 589'
Corwin has written some radio plays which starred Groucho.
 

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Englund, Peter: Die Marx-Brothers in Petrograd
Don't be fooled by the title, this has nothing to do with the Marx Brothers we are talking about.
 

- , Germany, ISBN: 3 86163 060 5
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Fields, Ronald J. (ed.): W.C. Fields By Himself
(reference in Arce: Groucho)
 

- Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1973, ISBN: 0 13 944462 9
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Gilbert, Douglas: American Vaudeville. Its Life and Times
General information about American Vaudeville. "Fun in Hi Skule" and "I'll Say She Is" a very briefly mentioned.
 /  / 1963 / 0 486 20999 7

- , 1963, ISBN: 0 486 20999 7
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Goulart, Ron: Groucho
short story (cat, science fiction)
 

- in: "Magicats!", ACE, 1984, ISBN: 0 441 51530 4
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

- in: "Magicats!", ACE, 1987, ISBN: 0 441 51531 2
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA JP

Hoche, Karl: Die Marx-Brothers : eine Geschichte des Sozialismus - 150 Jahre, die den Kapitialismus und das Zwerchfell erschütterten
Although this 'History of Socialism' has the Marx Brothers in the title, it never mentions them
 

- (deutsch) Droemer Knaur, München, Germany, 1983, ISBN: 3 426 19080 X
    Available from amazon: USA DE FR IT CA

James, Sibyl: In China with Harpo and Karl
 

- Calyx Books, ISBN: 0 934971 15 3 / (paperback)
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

- Calyx Books, ISBN: 0 934971 16 1 / (hardcover)
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

Lamparski, Richard: Hollywood Diary
Publisher's info: "Twelve Untold Tales of Gary Cooper, Patsy Kelly, Pola Negri, Robert Taylor, Zeppo Marx, Quentin Crisp, The Grapes of Wrath, 'Our Gang', Rock Hudson, Soupy Sales, and more." Has a very short anecdote of Lamparski meeting Zeppo.
BearManor Media / Boalsburg, PA / 2006 / 1 59393 052 6

- BearManor Media, Boalsburg, PA, 2006, ISBN: 1 59393 052 6
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

Mayer, Richard: Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered
Catalogue for the exhibition at the Jewish Museum, NY (16 March - 3 Aug 2008). This series includes a portrait of the Marx Brothers.
Jewish Museum / New York / 2008 / 0 300 14115 7

- Jewish Museum, New York, 2008, ISBN: 0 300 14115 7
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

Pivetti, Paolo: La Bibbia e Groucho Marx! Humour di Dio
The tilte translates as "The Bible or Groucho Marx. Humour of God". I think the title is the only connection and the book is more about religion and humour.
Piemme / Italy / 2001 / 88 384 5158 3

- (italiano) Piemme, Italy, 2001, ISBN: 88 384 5158 3
    Available from amazon: FR IT CA

Rudahl, Sharon: A Dangerous Woman
"The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman"
In this comic book illustrating the life of anarchist and radical icon Emma Goldman, the panel signifying her first acquaintance with Marxism features three of the Marx Brothers quoting from "The Communist Manifesto"
The New Press / New York,NY / 2007 / 1 59558 064 6

- The New Press, New York,NY, 2007, ISBN: 1 59558 064 6
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

Tibbetts, Peggy: The Road to Weird: Carly's Ghost / Harpo Marx is Seeing Things
The "Harpo ..." story has a main character called Harpo Marx, but has otherwise no relation to the Marx Brothers
Zumaya Publications /  / 2003 / 1 8699 4259 0

- Zumaya Publications, 2003, ISBN: 1 8699 4259 0
    Available from amazon: USA FR IT CA

Yacowar, Maurice: I found it at the Movies
has a 2 pages about the Marx Brothers
 

- Revisionist Press, New York, NY, 1977, ISBN: 0 87700 256 8
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR IT CA

Marx Brothers Movies

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Universal /  / 2004 / Universal / Europe / 2005 / Universal /  / 2013 / The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection ( Box Set, Paramount )
includes "The Cocoanuts", "Animal Crackers" (+theatrical trailer), "Horse Feathers" (+theatrical trailer), "Monkey Business" and "Duck Soup" (+theatrical trailer)
All have English Dolby Digital 2.0 audio and all except Cocoanuts also have Spanish audio. All are subtitled in English, French and Spanish
An extra disc of bonus material has:
- Today Show Interview with Harpo Marx (1961)
- Today Show Interview with Groucho Marx (1963)
- Today Show Interview with William Marx, Harpo's son (1985)
Some columnist and some people on amazon have stated that these movies have been "censored". This is not true, they are the same as the versions previously available on video and DVD.


- DVD, Region 1: Universal, 2004
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal, 2013 / This has the first five movies on two (probably double-sided) discs.
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- DVD, Region 2: Arcades Video, 2007
    Available from amazon: FR IT

Universal, 8212006 / UK / 2003 /  /  /  / The Marx Brothers Collection 1 (4 DVD) ( Box Set, Paramount )
Contains 'Animal Crackers', 'Monkey Business', 'Horse Feathers' and 'Duck Soup'


- DVD, Region 2: Universal, 8212006, UK, 2003
    Available from amazon: UK DE

Universal Pictures Video, 8237453 / UK / 2006 / Marx Brothers Collection 2 (4 DVD) ( Box Set, Paramount )
includes: 'A Girl In Every Port', 'The Cocoanuts', 'Room Service', 'Love Happy'


- DVD, Region 2: Universal Pictures Video, 8237453, UK, 2006
    Available from amazon: UK DE

Universal Pictures Video, 8245155 / UK / 2006 / Marx Brothers Collection 3 (8 DVD) ( Box Set, Paramount )
a combination of box sets 1 and 2 this contains: 'The Cocoanuts', 'Animal Crackers', 'Monkey Business', 'Horse Feathers', 'Duck Soup', 'Room Service', 'Love Happy', 'A Girl In Every Port'


- DVD, Region 2: Universal Pictures Video, 8245155, UK, 2006
    Available from amazon: UK DE

Universal / Australia /  / Universal / France / 2004 / Universal / Italy / 2003 / The Marx Brothers Collection (3 DVD) ( Box Set, Paramount )
Contains 'Animal Crackers', 'Horse Feathers' and 'Duck Soup'


- DVD, Region 2: Universal
    Available from amazon: JP

- DVD, Region 2: Universal, France, 2004
    Available from amazon: FR

Warner Home Video, <a href='http://www.marxbrothersdvd.com' target='_blank'>www.marxbrothersdvd.com</a> /  / 2004 / Warner Home Video / France / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Germany / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Poland / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Spain / 2005 /  /  /  /  /  /  / The Marx Brothers Collection ( Box Set, Warner Movies )
Contains (varying from country to country): 'A Night at the Opera', 'A Day at the Races', 'Room Service', 'At the Circus', 'Go West', 'The Big Store', 'A Night in Casablanca'


- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, www.marxbrothersdvd.com, 2004 / 5 DVDs: 'A Night at the Opera', 'A Day at the Races', 'Room Service'/'At the Circus' (doublesided), 'Go West'/'The Big Store' (doublesided), 'A Night in Casablanca'
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2012 / 7 movies on 5 DVDs
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, Japan, 2004
    Available from amazon: JP

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, UK, 2004 / 6 DVDs: 'A Night at the Opera', 'A Day at the Races', 'At the Circus', 'Go West', 'The Big Store', 'A Night in Casablanca'; this UK edition does not contain 'Room Service'
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, France, 2004 / probably does not contain 'Room Service'
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, Germany, 2004 / probably does not contain 'Room Service' and 'A Night in Casablanca'
    Available from amazon: DE

MCA Universal Home Video / Encore Edition 40378 / 1990 / Image Entertainment /  / 1998 / Universal /  / 2001 / Universal / Italy / 2005 / Universal / Poland / 2005 / Universal / Sweden / 2005 / Universal Studios /  / 2011 / MCA/Universal /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / The Cocoanuts (1929)


- VHS, NTSC: MCA/Universal
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, NTSC: MCA/Universal, 2000 / with "Animal Crackers"
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: Universal, 2001
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 1: Image Entertainment, 1998
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal, 2004 / included in the "Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection" (see below)
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal Studios, 2011
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- DVD, Region 2: Arcades Video, 2007 / French edititon, titled "Le noix de coco", subtitles and dubbed in various languages
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT

Image Entertainment /  / 1998 /  /  / 2001 /  / Brazil /  / Universal / Germany / 2004 / Universal /  / 2003 / Universal /  / 2003 / Universal / Spain / 2003 / Universal Studios /  / 2011 / Universal /  / 2001 / MCA/Universal /  / 1987 /  /  /  / Animal Crackers (1930)


- VHS, NTSC: MCA/Universal, 1987
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, NTSC: MCA/Universal, 2000 / with "The Cocoanuts"
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, NTSC: MCA/Universal, 2000 / with "Duck Soup"
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: 1992
    Available from amazon: UK

- VHS, PAL: Universal, 2001 / boxed with: Duck Soup / Horse Feathers
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 2001
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 1: Image Entertainment / Box with: 'Horse Feathers' and 'Duck Soup'
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Image Entertainment, 1998
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal, 2004 / included in the "Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection" (see below)
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal Studios, 2011
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- DVD, Region 2: Universal, 2003 / titled: "L'Explorateur En Folie"
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 2: Universal, 2003 / Boxed with 'Monkey Business', 'Horse Feathers' and 'Duck Soup'
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 2: Universal, Germany, 2004
    Available from amazon: DE

- DVD, Region 2: Universal, UK, 2005
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 2: Arcades Video, 2007 / French edition, titled: "L'explorateur en folie", subtitles and dubbed in various languages
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT

 / Brazil / 1998 /  /  /  /  /  / 2001 /  /  /  / Image Entertainment /  / 1998 /  /  / 2003 / Universal / Poland / 2005 / Universal / Spain / 2005 / Universal / Sweden / 2005 / Universal /  / 2010 / Universal Studios /  / 2011 / MCA / Universal /  / 1987 /  /  /  / Monkey Business (1931)


- VHS, NTSC: MCA / Universal, 1987
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: German "Die Marx Brothers auf See"
    Available from amazon: UK

- VHS, PAL: 2001
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, SECAM: version originale, sous-titrée en français
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR

- DVD, Region 1: Image Entertainment, 1998
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal, 2004 / included in the "Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection" (see below)
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal Studios, 2011
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- DVD, Region 2: 2003 / Boxed with 'Animal Crackers', 'Horse Feathers' and 'Duck Soup'
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 2: Universal, Germany, 2005 / titled "Die Marx Brothers auf See". This contains the same extras - "Today" show interviews with Harpo, Groucho and Bill - as the US "Silver Screen Collection"
    Available from amazon: DE

- DVD, Region 2: Arcades Video, 2007 / French edititon, titled "Monnaie de singe", subtitles and dubbed in various languages
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT

- DVD, Region 2: Universal, 2010 / titled "Die Marx Brothers auf See"
    Available from amazon: DE

Image Entertainment /  / 1998 /  /  /  /  /  / 2001 /  /  /  / 2001  /  / 2004 /  /  / 2003 /  /  / 2003 / Universal / Italy / 2003 / Universal / Italy / 1999 / Universal / Spain / 2003 / Universal Studios /  / 2011 / MCA/Universal /  / 1989 /  /  /  / Horse Feathers (1932)


- VHS, NTSC: MCA/Universal, 1989
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, NTSC: 2000 / with "Duck Soup"
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- VHS, PAL: 2001
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 2001 / boxed with: Animal Crackers / Duck Soup
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, SECAM: version originale, sous-titrée en français
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR

- DVD, Region 1: Image Entertainment / Box with: 'Animal Crackers' and 'Duck Soup'
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Image Entertainment, 1998
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal, 2004 / included in the "Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection" (see below)
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal Studios, 2011
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- DVD, Region 2: 2003 / Boxed with 'Animal Crackers', 'Monkey Business' and 'Duck Soup'
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 2: 2004 / titled: "Blühender Blödsinn"
    Available from amazon: DE

- DVD, Region 2: Universal, UK, 2005
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 2: Arcades Video, 2007 / French edition, titled: "Plumes de cheval", subtitles and dubbed in various languages
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT

Image Entertainment /  / 1998 /  /  / 2001 /  /  / 2001 /  /  / 2004 /  /  / 2003 /  /  / 2003 / Universal / Italy / 2003 / Universal / Italy / 1999 / Universal / Spain / 2003 / Universal Studios /  / 2011 / Universal Home Video /  / 2012 / MCA / Universal /  / 1987 /  /  /  / Duck Soup (1933)


- VHS, NTSC: MCA / Universal, 1987
    Available from amazon: USA JP

- VHS, NTSC: 2000 / with "Horse Feathers"
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- VHS, NTSC: 2000 / with "Animal Crackers"
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: 2001 / boxed with: Animal Crackers / Horse Feathers
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 2001
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 1: Image Entertainment / Box with: 'Animal Crackers' and 'Horse Feathers'
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Image Entertainment, 1998
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal, 2004 / included in the "Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection" (see below)
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal Studios, 2011
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- DVD, Region 1: Universal Home Video, 2012 / DVD + Digital Copy
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 2: 2003 / titled: "Soupe au Canard"
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 2: 2003 / Boxed with 'Animal Crackers', 'Monkey Business' and 'Horse Feathers'
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 2: 2004 / titled: "Die Marx Brothers im Krieg"
    Available from amazon: DE

- DVD, Region 2: Universal, UK, 2005
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 2: Arcades Video, 2007 / French edition, titled "Soupe au canard", subtitles and dubbed in various languages
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT

 /  /  /  /  / 2002 /  /  / 2000 / Warner Home Video, <a href='http://www.marxbrothersdvd.com' target='_blank'>www.marxbrothersdvd.com</a> /  / 2004 / MGM/UA /  /  / Warner Home Video / France / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Germany / 2004 / Cult / Italy / 1996 / Warner Home Video / Italy / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Poland / 2004 / Warner Home Video /  / 2009 / Warner Home Video /  / 2011 / MGM/UA /  / 1987 /  /  /  /  /  /  / A Night at the Opera (1935)


- VHS, NTSC: MGM/UA, 1987
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: MGM/UA / with A Day At The Races
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 2000
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 2002 / deutsche Fassung: Die Marx Brothers in der Oper
    Available from amazon: DE

- VHS, SECAM: version originale, sous-titrée en français
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, www.marxbrothersdvd.com, 2004 /
  Special Features:
  Commentary by Leonard Maltin
  Documentary "Remarks On Marx"
  "The Hy Gardner Show" (1/1/61) excerpt featuring Groucho Marx View Clip (Quicktime / ISDN or Broadband recommended)
  Shorts: Robert Benchley's 'How To Sleep' / 'Sunday Night At The Trocadero'
  Theatrical Trailer

    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: available in "The Marx Brothers Collection", see below, 2004
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2009 / part of the 4 movie set: "TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy"
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, France, 2004
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, Germany, 2004
    Available from amazon: DE

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, Italy, 2004 / titled: "Una notte all'opera"
    Available from amazon: IT

- Blu-Ray, : Warner Home Video, 2011
    Available from amazon: USA

MGM/UA Home Video -  Turner / ML102562 / 1993 /  /  / 2000 /  /  /  /  /  / 2002 / Warner Home Video, <a href='http://www.marxbrothersdvd.com' target='_blank'>www.marxbrothersdvd.com</a> /  / 2004 / MGM/UA /  /  / Warner Home Video / France / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Germany / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Italy / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Poland / 2004 / Warner Home Video /  / 2011 / MGM / UA /  / 1987 /  /  /  /  /  /  / A Day at the Races (1937)


- VHS, NTSC: MGM / UA, 1987
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: MGM/UA / with A Night At The Opera
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 2000
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 2002 / deutsche Fassung: "Marx Brothers - Das große Rennen"
    Available from amazon: DE

- VHS, SECAM: version originale, sous-titrée en français
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, www.marxbrothersdvd.com, 2004 /
  Special Features:
  Commentary by Glenn Mitchell (author of 'The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia')
  Documentary 'On Your Marx, Get Set, Go!'
  Robert Benchley's 'A Night At The Movies'
  MGM Cartoons: 'Old Smokey' / 'Mama's New Hat' / 'Gallopin' Gals' View Clip (Quicktime / ISDN or Broadband recommended)
  Audio only: Musical Outtake 'A Message From The Man In The Moon' (performed by Allan Jones) / MGM Radio Promo 'Leo Is On The Air'
  Theatrical Trailer

    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: available in "The Marx Brothers Collection", see below, 2004
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2010 / Part of the set "TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Marx Brothers"
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, France, 2004
    Available from amazon: FR IT

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, Germany, 2004
    Available from amazon: DE

- Blu-Ray, : Warner Home Video, 2011
    Available from amazon: USA

 /  / 1998 /  /  /  / <a href='http://www.marx-brothers.org/external.htm?external_page=http://www.mangafilms.es'>Manga Films</a> / Barcelona, Spain / 2001 / Éditions Montparnasse / France / 2003 / Warner Home Video, <a href='http://www.marxbrothersdvd.com' target='_blank'>www.marxbrothersdvd.com</a> /  / 2004-05 / Warner Home Video /  / 2006 / Kinowelt Home Entertainment /  / 2009 / RKO / Italy / 2008 / Room Service (1938)


- VHS, NTSC: 1998
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL:
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, www.marxbrothersdvd.com, May 2004 / double-sided DVD, also contains 'At the Circus'
  Special Features (side A):
  Short: Our Gang in 'Party Fever'
  Looney Tunes cartoon: 'The Daffy Doc'
  Theatrical trailer
  (for side B see 'At the Circus)
  (only available as part of the "Marx Brothers Collection", see below)

    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2006 / also includes "At the Circus"
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2010 / Part of the set "TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Marx Brothers"
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 2: Éditions Montparnasse, France, 2003
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 2: RKO, Italy, 2008 / titled "Servizio In Camera"
    Available from amazon: IT

- DVD, Region 2: Kinowelt Home Entertainment, 2009 / titled: "Zimmerdienst" (sic)
    Available from amazon: DE IT

 /  /  /  /  / 2002 /  /  / 2000 / Warner Home Video, <a href='http://www.marxbrothersdvd.com' target='_blank'>www.marxbrothersdvd.com</a> /  / 2004-05 / Warner Home Video / France / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Germany / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Italy / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Poland / 2004 / Warner Home Video /  / 2006 / MGM / UA /  / 1987 /  /  /  /  /  /  / At the Circus (1939)


- VHS, NTSC: MGM / UA, 1987
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: 2000
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 2002 / deutsche Fassung: Die Marx Brothers im Zirkus
    Available from amazon: DE

- VHS, SECAM: version originale, sous-titrée en français
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, www.marxbrothersdvd.com, May 2004 / double-sided DVD, also contains 'Room Service'
  Special Features (side B):
  (for side A see 'Room Service)
  Short: Our Gang in 'Dog Daze'
  Cartoon 'Jitterbug Follies'
  Theatrical trailer
  (only available as part of the "Marx Brothers Collection", see below)

    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2006 / also includes "Room Service"
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2010 / Part of the set "TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Marx Brothers"
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, France, 2004
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, Germany, 2004
    Available from amazon: DE

 /  / 2002 / Warner Home Video, <a href='http://www.marxbrothersdvd.com' target='_blank'>www.marxbrothersdvd.com</a> /  / 2004 / MGM/UA /  /  / MGM/UA / 1993 /  / Warner Home Video / France / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Germany / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Italy / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Poland / 2004 / Warner Home Video /  / 2006 / MGM/UA /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / Go West (1940)


- VHS, NTSC: MGM/UA
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: MGM/UA, 1993 / with: The Big Store
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: MGM/UA
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 2002 / deutsche Fassung: Marx Brothers - Go West
    Available from amazon: DE

- VHS, SECAM: version originale, sous-titrée en français
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, www.marxbrothersdvd.com, 2004 / double-sided DVD, also contains 'The Big Store'
  Special Features (side A):
  Shorts: Pete Smith specialty 'Quicker 'n a Wink' / Traveltalks: 'Cavalcade of San Francisco' View Clip (Quicktime / ISDN or Broadband recommended)
  Cartoon 'The Milky Way'
  'Leo is on the Air' Radio Promo
  Theatrical trailer
  (for side B see 'The Big Store)
  (only available as part of the "Marx Brothers Collection", see below)

    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2006 / also contains 'The Big Store'
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, France, 2004
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, Germany, 2004
    Available from amazon: DE

 /  / 2000 /  /  / 2002 / Warner Home Video, <a href='http://www.marxbrothersdvd.com' target='_blank'>www.marxbrothersdvd.com</a> /  / 2004-05 / MGM/UA / 1993 /  / Warner Home Video / France / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Germany / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Italy / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Poland / 2004 / Warner Home Video /  / 2006 / MGM / UA /  / 1989 /  /  /  /  /  /  / The Big Store (1941)


- VHS, NTSC: MGM / UA, 1989
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: MGM/UA, 1993 / with: Go West
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 2000
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 2002 / deutsche Fassung: Die Marx Brothers im Kaufhaus
    Available from amazon: DE

- VHS, SECAM: version originale, sous-titrée en français
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, www.marxbrothersdvd.com, May 2004 / double-sided DVD, also contains 'Go West'
  Special Features (side B):
  (for side A see 'Go West')
  Short: Pete Smith Speciality 'Flicker Memories'
  Cartoon 'Officer Pooch'
  Audio only musical outtake: 'Where There's Music'
  Theatrical trailer
  (only available as part of the "Marx Brothers Collection", see below)

    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2006 / also contains 'Go West'
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, France, 2004
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, Germany, 2004
    Available from amazon: DE

 /  / 1998 /  / UK /  /  /  / 1989 / <a href='http://www.marx-brothers.org/external.htm?external_page=http://www.mangafilms.es'>Manga Films</a> / Barcelona, Spain / 2001 / <a href='http://www.marx-brothers.org/external.htm?external_page=http://www.umbrellaent.com.au'>Umbrella Entertainment</a> / Australia / 2002 / DAVID0008 Warner Home Video, <a href='http://www.marxbrothersdvd.com' target='_blank'>www.marxbrothersdvd.com</a> /  / 2004 / Warner Home Video / France / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Italy / 2004 / Warner Home Video / Poland / 2004 / Lighthouse Home Entertainment / Germany / 2010 /  /  /  / A Night in Casablanca (1946)


- VHS, NTSC: 1998
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: UK
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: 1989 / deutsche Fassung: Eine Nacht in Casablanca
    Available from amazon: DE

- VHS, SECAM: version originale, sous-titrée en français
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, www.marxbrothersdvd.com, 2004 /
  Special Features:
  Looney Tunes cartoon 'Acrobatty Bunny'
  Short: Joe McDoakes 'So You Think You're A Nervous Wreck' View Clip (Quicktime / ISDN or Broadband recommended)

    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: available in "The Marx Brothers Collection", see below, 2004
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2010 / Part of the set "TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Marx Brothers"
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 2: Warner Home Video, France, 2004
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 2: Lighthouse Home Entertainment, Germany, 2010
    Available from amazon: DE IT

 /  / 1997 / Lionsgate /  / 2004 / Avo Film / Italy / 1996 / Paramount Home Video /  / 2006 / Kinowelt Home Entertainment /  / 2009 / Editions Montparnasse / France / 2009 /  /  /  / Olive Films /  / 2014 / Love Happy (1949)


- VHS, NTSC:
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: 1997
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 1: Lionsgate, 2004 / Contains some restored scenes
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Paramount Home Video, 2006
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- DVD, Region 2: Kinowelt Home Entertainment, 2009
    Available from amazon: DE IT

- DVD, Region 2: Editions Montparnasse, France, 2009 / titled "La pêche au trésor"
    Available from amazon: FR IT

- NEW Blu-Ray, : Olive Films, 2014
    Available from amazon: USA CA

Warner /  / 2000 / Collection Marx Brothers (2000)
6 cassettes: Une Nuit à Casablanca, Un Jour aux Courses, Les Marx au Grand Magasin, Un Jour au Cirque, Chercheurs d'Or, Un nuit à l'Opera


- VHS, SECAM: Warner, 2000
    Available from amazon: FR

Warner Home Video /  / 2010 / TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Marx Brothers (2010)
This set includes "A Day at the Races", "Room Service", "A Night in Casablaca" and "At the Circus"


- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2010
    Available from amazon: USA CA

Movies with Groucho, Harpo or Chico

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Warner Home Video /  / 2008 / Warner Home Video /  / 2008 / Hollywood: The Second Step (1936)
short film with a few seconds of Chico


- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2008 / extra material on the DVD "Born to Dance / Lady Be Good"
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2008 / extra material on the DVD "Born to Dance / Lady Be Good"
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2008 / extra material in the box set "Classic Musicals from the Dream Factory, Vol. 3"
    Available from amazon: USA

 /  /  / Image Entertainment /  / 2002 /  /  /  /  /  /  / Synergy Ent /  / 2008 / Stage Door Canteen (1943)


- VHS, NTSC:
    Available from amazon: USA

- VHS, NTSC:
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- VHS, NTSC:
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- DVD, Region 0: Synergy Ent, 2008
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 1: Image Entertainment, 2002
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

 /  / 1997 / Republic Entertainment/Artisan /  / 2003 /  /  / 1992 / Olive Films /  / 2013 / Copacabana (1947)
with Groucho Marx


- VHS, NTSC: 1992
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, NTSC: 1997 / colorized
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- DVD, Region 1: Republic Entertainment/Artisan, 2003
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- Blu-Ray, : Olive Films, 2013
    Available from amazon: USA CA

4 Front Video /  / 1999 / Columbia TriStar / Italy / 2004 / Editions Montparnasse / France / 2006 / A Girl In Every Port (1951)
Starring: Groucho Marx, Marie Wilson, et al.


- VHS, PAL: 4 Front Video, 1999
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 2: Editions Montparnasse, France, 2006 / titled "Une fille dans chaque port"
    Available from amazon: FR IT

Warner on Demand /  / 2009 / The Story of Mankind (1957)
The last movie with three Marx Brothers, but not in the same scene


- DVD, Region 1: Warner on Demand, 2009
    Available from amazon: USA

 /  /  / 20th Century Fox / 2006 /  / Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH /  / 2006 / Eureka Entertainment /  / 2010 / Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)


- VHS, NTSC:
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 0: 20th Century Fox, 2010 / Video on Demand (Buy or Rent)
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 1: 20th Century Fox, 2006 / as part of "Jayne Mansfield Collection", also includes 'The Girl Can't Help It' / 'The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw'
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- DVD, Region 2: Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH, 2006 / titled "Sirene in blond", German and English soundtrack
    Available from amazon: DE

- Blu-Ray, PAL: Eureka Entertainment, 2010
    Available from amazon: UK IT

Video Artists International /  / 2012 / The Mikado (1960)
Groucho stars as "Ko-Ko" and his daughter Melinda is "Peep-Bo"


- DVD, Region 1: Video Artists International, 2012 / Although this was originally recorded in color, this version is in b/w, no color copies are known to exist.


    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

Olive Films /  / 2011 / Skidoo (1968)
this weird movie has Groucho in a guest appearance


- DVD, Region 1: Olive Films, 2011
    Available from amazon: USA CA

 /  /  /  /  /  / Warner Home Video /  / 2008 / Kinowelt Home Entertainment /  / 2009 / Odeon Entertainment Ltd /  / 2010 / Double Dynamite
Starring: Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, et al.


- VHS, NTSC: Vvthe 6005
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL:
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, SECAM:
    Available from amazon: FR

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2008
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 2: Kinowelt Home Entertainment, 2009
    Available from amazon: DE IT

- DVD, Region 2: Odeon Entertainment Ltd, 2010
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR IT

 /  /  / Mr. Music
starring Groucho


- VHS, NTSC:
    Available from amazon: USA CA

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

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Warner Home Video /  / 2004 / Warner /  / 2010 / La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935)
This can be found as bonus material or part of a collection of shorts. It is one of the few occasion where you can see Harpo in colour.


- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2004 / extra on the DVD of the movie "For Me And My Gal" (Snap case)
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR CA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2006 / extra on the DVD of the movie "For Me And My Gal" (Keepcase)
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

- DVD, Region 1: Warner, 2010 / on disc 3 of the 4-DVD collection "Classic Musical Shorts from the Dream Factory"
    Available from amazon: USA UK

Warner Home Video /  / 2004 / The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
In the DVD extras is a newsreel from the opening night of this movie which caught Harpo speaking on camera


- DVD, Region 1: Warner Home Video, 2004
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

in: 'I Love Lucy:Lucy & Harpo/John Wayne' / Twentieth Century Fox / 1998 / in: 'Best of I Love Lucy Volume 1' / Paramount Studio / 2001 / in: 'The I Love Lucy Collection, Vol. 3 - L.A. at Last/Lucy and Harpo Marx' / Twentieth Century Fox, #2303 / 1989 / in: 'I Love Lucy - The Complete Fourth Season' /  / 2005 / I Love Lucy: Lucy & Harpo Marx (1955)


- VHS, NTSC: in: "The I Love Lucy Collection, Vol. 3 - L.A. at Last/Lucy and Harpo Marx", Twentieth Century Fox, #2303, 1989 / "Lucy meets William Holden at the Brown Derby Restaurant and spends some moments with Harpo Marx in the mirror." (Vox)
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- VHS, NTSC: in: "I Love Lucy:Lucy & Harpo/John Wayne", Twentieth Century Fox, 1998
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- VHS, NTSC: in: "Best of I Love Lucy Volume 1", Paramount Studio, 2001
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- DVD, Region 1: in: "I Love Lucy - The Complete Fourth Season", 2005
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

 /  /  / MGM's The Big Parade of Comedy (1964)


- VHS, NTSC:
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

Hoover Institution/Amazon on demand /  / 2010 / Firing Line: Is the World Funny? (1967)
Groucho is interviewed in this TV programme from 1967


- DVD, Region 0: Hoover Institution/Amazon on demand, 2010
    Available from amazon: USA

Columbia Pictures Television /  / 2006 / I Dream Of Jeannie - The Complete Second Season (1967)
Groucho has a guest appearance in the episode "The Greatest Invention in the World"


- DVD, Region 1: Columbia Pictures Television, 2006
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 2: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006 / "Bezaubernde Jeannie - Die komplette Season Two". Soundtrack in English, French, German and Italian
    Available from amazon: DE

- DVD, Region 2: G.C.T.H.V., 2006 / "Jinny de mes rêves : L'intégrale saison 2". Soundtrack in French and English
    Available from amazon: FR

J2 Communications / Los Angeles, CA / 1982 / Gabe Kaplan As Groucho (1982)
a show written by Bob Fisher and Groucho's son Arthur


- VHS, NTSC: J2 Communications, Los Angeles, CA, 1982
    Available from amazon: USA

Whyaduck Productions, Direct Cinema /  / 2002 / 1 55974 648 3 Whyaduck Productions, Direct Cinema /  / 2004 / 1 55974 671 8 Marx Brothers In A Nutshell (1982)
Regarded as one of the best documentaries about the Marx Brothers


- VHS, NTSC: Whyaduck Productions, Direct Cinema, 2002, 1 55974 648 3
    Available from amazon: USA

- VHS, PAL: 1992
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 1: Whyaduck Productions, Direct Cinema, 2004, 1 55974 671 8
    Available from amazon: USA

  Marx Brothers - On TV / In The Movies / Behind The Scenes (1990)


- VHS, PAL: Amazon.de wrongly shows Laurel & Hardy on the cover
    Available from amazon: DE

Paramount Home Video /  / 2004 / Lions Gate /  / 2009 / Brain Donors (1992)
A homage to A Night at the Opera


- VHS, NTSC: Paramount Studio, 1993
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL: Paramount, UK, 1993
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- VHS, PAL: Paramount, Germany, 1993 / (deutsch) Titel: "Drei lahme Enten"
    Available from amazon: DE

- DVD, Region 1: Paramount Home Video, 2004
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 1: Lions Gate, 2009 / double-sided DVD also featuring "Critical Condition"
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

Maljack / MPI Media Group /  / 1993 / Item No.: 6110 Groucho Uncensored (1993)
"Join Groucho and his unsuspecting contestants for this entire episode of 'You Bet Your Life', complete with bloopers and outtakes, including all of the moments that were censored from the original broadcast." In contrast to this cover text this is not an whole episode but a kind of 'best funny moments' from YBYL


- VHS, NTSC: Maljack / MPI Media Group, 1993, Item No.: 6110
    Available from amazon: USA CA

Shanachie Entertainment /  / 1994 / Item No.: 906 Shanachie Entertainment /  / 2003 / Merrily We Roll Along: The Early Days of the Automobile (1994)
"Groucho narrates the impact the automobile had on America during the transition from horse and buggy to horseless carriage, roughly between 1900 and World War I." (Vox)


- VHS, NTSC: Shanachie Entertainment, 1994, Item No.: 906
    Available from amazon: USA

- DVD, Region 1: Shanachie Entertainment, 2003
    Available from amazon: USA UK

 /  / 1998 / Rodgers and Hammerstein - The Sound of Movies (1995)
This documentary about Hammerstein and Rodgers contains an excerpt with the two on a show hosted by Groucho (probably YBYL)


- VHS, NTSC: 1995
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, NTSC: 1995
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- DVD, Region 1: 1998
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR CA JP

  Groucho and the Brothers Marx (1996)


- VHS, NTSC: 1996
    Available from amazon: USA JP

 /  / 1997 / Vvwns 71033 WinStar Home Entertainment, WHE73004 /  / 1998 /  /  /  / Anchor Bay Entertainment /  / 1996 / Llamentol S.L. /  / 2009 / The Unknown Marx Brothers (1996)
Has for example Groucho singing "Peezie Weezie," a clip showing Harpo in the 1925 film, "Too Many Kisses", alternate takes of certain scenes, clips from the aborted TV series "The Deputy Seraph." and scenes late in Groucho's life (FB)


- VHS, NTSC: Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1996
    Available from amazon: USA

- VHS, NTSC: 1996
    Available from amazon: CA

- VHS, NTSC: 1997, Vvwns 71033
    Available from amazon: USA CA JP

- VHS, PAL:
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 1: WinStar Home Entertainment, WHE73004, 1998
    Available from amazon: USA UK FR CA JP

MMV /  / 1998 / You Bet Your Life (1998)
7 tapes with 3 episode each. The episodes have been edited


- VHS, NTSC: MMV, 1998
    Available from amazon: USA JP

  You Bet Your Life (3 episodes) (1999)


- DVD, Region 1: Westlake, 1999
    Available from amazon: USA UK JP

White Star /  / 2001 / Kultur /  / 2005 / Groucho: A Life in Revue (2001)
written by Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher, performed by Frank Ferrante


- VHS, NTSC: White Star, 2001
    Available from amazon: USA JP

- DVD, Region 1: Kultur, 2005
    Available from amazon: USA UK JP

Disney / UK / 2004 / Disney / Germany / 2004 / Disney /  / 2001 / Disney / France / 2004 / Mickey In Living Colour (2001)
this contains "Mickey's Polo Team" which has Mickey Mouse playing against the Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy and other movie stars


- DVD, Region 1: Disney, 2001
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA

- DVD, Region 2: Disney, UK, 2004
    Available from amazon: UK DE

- DVD, Region 2: Disney, Germany, 2004 / titled: "Micky Maus - Im Glanz der Farbe 1"
    Available from amazon: DE

- DVD, Region 2: Disney, France, 2004 / titled: "Les Trésors de Walt Disney: Mickey Mouse, Les Années couleurs"
    Available from amazon: FR

Shout Factory /  / 2003 / Groucho Marx: You Bet Your Life - Lost Episodes (2003)
"a deluxe 3 DVD Box that includes 18 episodes, 6 episodes per disc with each episode running 25 minutes, a 20 page booklet with an outstanding essay by Groucho expert Robert S. Bader, plus loads of rare You Bet Your Life memorabilia and photos. These shows are officially licensed from the Groucho Marx estate and NBC, and have been produced from the original film reels found at the UCLA film archive and the Library of Congress. These episodes have not been seen since their original run in the early 50's. They were never repackaged for syndication by NBC for various reasons. Includes out takes from the episodes on every disc and a 17 minute film made for DeSoto dealers called 'The Making of You Bet Your Life' included as an extra.In addition to the episodes, the box set includes Groucho's 1947 audition for the original 'You Bet Your Life' radio program! Other extras: a promotional recording Groucho made as a Christmas gift to DeSoto dealers; Some original commercials" (amazon)


- DVD, Region 1: Shout Factory, 2003
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA JP

Passport, DV-1540 /  / 2003 / Inside The Marx Brothers (2003)
"Inside The Marx Brothers is a funny and fascinating look at the personal and professional lives of Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, and Gummo Marx, featuring classic clips from such Marx Brothers favorites as 'Animal Crackers', 'Monkey Business', 'Duck Soup', 'A Night at the Opera', and 'A Day at the Races'. Also included are rare newsreels, TV clips, home movies, and interviews with Groucho, Chico, Groucho's son, Arthur , and 'Room Service' co-star, Ann Miller." (info from distributor)


- VHS, PAL: Passport International, 2003
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR

- DVD, Region 0: Passport, DV-1540, 2003
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA JP

Passport, DVD-5570 /  / 2003 / The Marx Brothers Collection (2003)
Disc 1: "Inside the Marx Brothers" documentary (also available seperately)
Disc 2: "You Bet Your Life" TV Pilot
Disc 3: "Papa Romani" with Chico and "Person-to-Person" interviews with Groucho and Harpo
Disc 4: "The Marx Brothers Radio Days": (audio only) "The Marx Brothers Show - Hollywood Agents" and various guest appearances
Disc 5: "Marx Brothers Mixed Nuts": trailers, newsreels and commercials


- DVD, Region 0: Passport, DVD-5570, 2003
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE CA

- DVD, Region 0: Passport, 2007
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA JP

Shout Factory /  / 2004 / Groucho Marx: You Bet Your Life - The Best Episodes (2004)
"These 18 episodes are some of the absolute best from over a decade of popular TV, restored for the highest quality sound and picture possible. They feature guest stars like Phyllis Diller, Edgar and Candace Bergen, Joe Louis, Johnny Weismuller, Frankie Avalon, Groucho's daughter Melinda Marx, Harpo Marx and the first appearance of the show's trademark duck. DVD extras include three Groucho pilots including "What Do You Want", "Tell It To Groucho" and the never-before-seen "The Plot Thickens," plus tons of outtakes and bloopers." (amazon)


- DVD, Region 1: Shout Factory, 2004
    Available from amazon: USA CA

Gotham Distribution /  / 2004 / You Bet Your Life Vol. 1 (2004)


- DVD, Region 1: Gotham Distribution, 2004
    Available from amazon: USA UK

Gotham Distribution /  / 2004 / You Bet Your Life Vol. 2 (2004)


- DVD, Region 1: Gotham Distribution, 2004
    Available from amazon: USA UK

Time Life Video /  / 2005 / The Golden Age Of Comedy (2005)
Features a collection of comic clips from the 1950s. Footage taken from: 'The Jack Benny Show' (including guest appearance by Groucho), 'The Bob Hope Chevy Show', The Ed Wynn Show', 'The Camel Comedy Caravan', 'The Colgate Comedy Hour', 'The Phil Silvers Special' and 'The Ernie Kovacs Show'.


- DVD, Region 2: Time Life Video, 2005
    Available from amazon: UK IT

Shout Factory /  / 2006 / The Dick Cavett Show - Comic Legends (2006)
"Groucho Marx's visits are alone worth the price of "Comic Legends." The four-disc set (12 full shows) kicks off in grand style with an hour of the drollest of the movie Marx Brothers, a cheeky raconteur, jabbering stream-of-consciousness about everything: his childhood on East 93rd Street, Hollywood legend Greta Garbo ("She had big feet, but she was a nice woman"), co-starring with a gorilla, going to see the hippie musical "Hair." Cavett's Manhattan theater was so cozy, they could put cameras behind the orchestra seats for a more intimate connection between guests and audience. That comes through the screen as Cavett lets Marx reminisce, sing, do whatever he wants. The host also puts his past-era guest succinctly in perspective for the current day by simply noting "he sort of invented irreverence on screen." Groucho returns on the third disc in a later show, bizarrely booked alongside Truman Capote and animal expert Jim Fowler." (from newsday.com)


- DVD, Region 1: Shout Factory, 2006
    Available from amazon: USA UK CA JP

Delta Music /  / 2006 / Time Marxes On (2006)
Documentary from French/German TV channel arte broadcast in their "Marx Brothers Night" in 1997.
It doesn't have a lot of its own commentary, but is based around the Dick Cavett interview with Groucho interspersed with excerpts from other shows featuring Groucho, Harpo or Chico.


- DVD, Region 0: Delta Music, 2006 / The cover gives the incorrect title "Time Marx Is On".
This is a region 0 DVD with should play on any DVD player. You can order directly from Delta Music

    Available from amazon: UK DE IT

Synergy Ent /  / 2010 / Groucho Marx TV Classics Box Set (2010)
Contains 16 episodes of "You Bet Your Life", 2 episodes of Groucho hosting "The Hollywood Palace" and Groucho on Radio.


- DVD, Region 1: Synergy Ent, 2010
    Available from amazon: USA CA

Shoutfactory /  / 2014 / The Marx Brothers TV Collection (2014)
Available from amazon: USA CA
Contents according to insidepulse:


- NEW DVD, Region 1: Shoutfactory, 2014
    Available from amazon: USA CA

 /  /  / That's Entertainment Pt. 2
Compilation of clips from MGM films


- VHS, NTSC:
    Available from amazon: USA

  You Bet Your Life Vol.1
(4 Eps.)


- VHS, NTSC: Westlake Entertainment, #2011
    Available from amazon: USA

  You Bet Your Life Vol.2
(4 Eps.)


- VHS, NTSC: Westlake Entertainment, #2012
    Available from amazon: USA

Records with performances of the Marx Brothers

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Columbia, CD /  /  /
Firesign Theatre: How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere At All? ()
Has Groucho on the cover together with John Lennon


- Columbia, CD
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Soundelux Audio Publishing /  / 1994 / 1 559 35186 1
Old Time Radio Comedy: Burnes and Allen, Groucho Marx, Spike Jones and His City Slickers, Will Rogers ()


- Soundelux Audio Publishing, 1994, ISBN: 1 559 35186 1
    Available from amazon: USA DE

Bella Musica, BM CD 31.4052 /  / 1991 /
The Musical Voices of Movie Artists ()


- Bella Musica, BM CD 31.4052, 1991 / also: Koch International CD 399556B3
    Available from amazon: DE FR IT

Thirteen by Corwin ()
Among others this has two radio plays by Norman Corwin which starred Groucho


- Cassette
    Available from amazon: USA

Collector's Choice Music, CCM151-2, CD, with 'Harpo at work' /  / 2000 /
Harpo (sometimes titled "Harpo in HiFi") (1957)
A dozen songs by Harpo, with an orchestra accompaniment that includes his son Bill." (Gehring)


- Collector's Choice Music, CCM151-2, CD, with "Harpo at work", 2000
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE CA

Collector's Choice Music, CCM151-2, CD, with 'Harpo in HiFi' /  / 2000 / Mercury SR60016, LP, stereo /  / 1958 /
Harpo at Work (1958)
"A dozen more Harpo numbers, again with son Bill in the accompaniment." (Gehring)


- Collector's Choice Music, CCM151-2, CD, with "Harpo in HiFi", 2000
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE CA

DRG /  / 2007 /
"The Mikado" starring Groucho Marx (1960)
Soundtrack to Groucho's performance on NBC-TV's "Bell Telephone Hour" of Apr 29, 1960. Groucho stars as Ko-Ko the Lord High Executioner. The original release included a 12-page libretto. The re-release LP was part of Columbia's Collector Series, but was mono and did not include the libretto.
Other performers include Robert Rounseville (Nanki-Poo), Babara Meister (Yum-Yum), Stanley Holloway (Pooh-Bah), Helen Traubel (Katisha) and Dennis King (The Mikado)


- DRG, 2007 / stereo
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

Vee Jay, VJ-021, CD, with 'Jazz Kaleidoscope' /  / 1998 /
Bill Marx's Father Presents My son the Folk Swinger (1963)
The Bill Marx Trio (Harpo's son), w/ pic. of Harpo on cover. So strictly speaking it is not a Marx Brothers record


- Vee Jay, VJ-021, CD, with "Jazz Kaleidoscope", 1998
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Groucho Marx (1970)
Side A is a "You Bet Your Life" program from 1956. The secret word is "TABLE". The guests include Pearl Runyon & Charles Pearce. Then Victor & Lorraine Horn. Finally, Verna White & Eugene Mariani. Side B has W. C. Fields 8 greatest comedy routines. These include The Temperance Lecture, Don Ameche & Charlie McCarthy.


- Cc8830, Cassette, 1970
    Available from amazon: USA

Warner Brothers, CD /  / 1990 /
Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits (1974)
This record has Groucho on the cover among others


- Warner Brothers, CD, 1990
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

Dove Audio, Cassette /  / 1997 / 0 7871 1391 3
Groucho Marx - You bet your life (1978)
"You bet your life" radio broadcast of Dec 16,1957 and Feb 10,1958 with commercials.


- Dove Audio, Cassette, 1997, ISBN: 0 7871 1391 3 / titled "Golden Age of Radio", so it might be the same as the LP
    Available from amazon: USA

Groucho Marx (Canned Laughter Series) (1985)
Four episodes of YBYL: Jan 20,1955; Feb 2,1957; Apr 15,1953 and Mar 16,1957. The item comes in a can decorated with drawings of Groucho.


- The Mind's Eye, 2 Cassettes, 1985, ISBN: 0 88142 283 5
    Available from amazon: USA DE

Groucho Marx (Old Time Radio Comedy) (1985)


- Cassette, 1985, ISBN: 0 87188 226 4
    Available from amazon: USA

Groucho (Radio Classics) (1986)


- , 1986, ISBN: 1 555 69512 4
    Available from amazon: USA DE

Groucho (1987)


- Cassette (33623), 1987, ISBN: 0 88676 623 0
    Available from amazon: USA DE

Groucho Marx: You Bet Your Life (Radio Reruns) (1987)


- Cassette, 1987, ISBN: 0 88676 060 7
    Available from amazon: USA DE

Rounder /  / 1988 /
Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers: Modern Lovers 88 (1988)


- / MP3 song
    Available from amazon: USA

- Rounder, 1988 / CD
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

Groucho Marx (Old Time Radio Comedy) (1990)


- Cassette, 1990, ISBN: 0 88142 342 4
    Available from amazon: USA

Pgd/Hollywood (CD) /  / 1991 /
Queen: A Day At The Races (1991)
Well, this is not really a Marx Brothers record, but it is named after the film.


- Pgd/Hollywood (CD), 1991
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Pgd/Hollywood (CD) /  /  /
Queen: A Night At The Opera (1991)
Well, this is not really a Marx Brothers record, but it is named after the film.


- Pgd/Hollywood (CD)
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

- Ultradisc
    Available from amazon: USA DE

- Dcc Compact Classics, (Gold CD)
    Available from amazon: USA DE

Delta Music Inc., LaserLight 15 767, CD /  / 1992 /
Desi Arnaz and Chico Marx - Big Bands of Hollywood (1992)
Dezi Arnaz Orchestra (DAO), Chico Marx Orchestra (CMO)


- Delta Music Inc., LaserLight 15 767, CD, 1992
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Raven Records Australia, RVCD-30, CD /  / 1992 /
Gratuitously Groucho (1992)
"This collection of WWII-era radio broadcasts and songs introduced in Marx Brothers Films (and forever identified with Groucho) is but a taste of his inspired madness" (Cover text). Some of the recordings can also be found on "3hrs, 59 min, 51 secs ..."


- Raven Records Australia, RVCD-30, CD, 1992
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT

CD /  /  /
Love, Groucho (Letters from Groucho Marx to his daughter Miriam) (1992)
from the book of the same title


- CD
    Available from amazon: USA DE

- Cassette, 1992, ISBN: 1 879371 38 3
    Available from amazon: USA DE

- CD, 1999
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE IT

Les Marx Brothers (1993)
Music from the non-Paramount movies


- Disques Orphée (France), Cine Stars #302623-2, CD, 1993
    Available from amazon: DE FR

Rounder /  / 1994 /
Jonathan Richman: ¡Jonathan, Te Vas a Emocionar! (1994)
contains a Spanish version of the song originally published on "Modern Lovers 88"


- / MP3 song
    Available from amazon: USA

- Rounder, 1994 / CD
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

Chansons Cinema, 3008004, HMCD 63 /  / 1994 / Chansons Cinema, 3008051, HMCD 57 /  / 2000 /
Marx Brothers Sing & Play (1994)


- Imp, CIN004 / (I guess this is also the 3 CD version)
    Available from amazon: DE FR

- Chansons Cinema, 3008004, HMCD 63, 1994 / 3 CDs (drawing cover)
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR

- Chansons Cinema, 3008051, HMCD 57, 2000 / 3 CDs (photo cover)
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR

MCA Special MCY/MCAD 20847-2 /  / 1995 /
Here's Groucho (1995)
Material released 1952 on the Kalmar/Ruby LP "Hooray for Captain Spaulding", the "Black Strap Molasses" single* and two tracks from the Gary Owens recording.**


- MCA Special MCY/MCAD 20847-2, 1995 / (33 min.)
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

Rough Trade /  / 1996 /
Zapak, Ali: My First Suicide (1996)
For the lyrics of the track "Groucho Marx", there is a photo of her with painted on moustache and cigar. The only reference in the lyrics is the chorus: "... if you are the straight one, I'm Groucho Marx ..."


- Rough Trade, 1996
    Available from amazon: USA DE FR

- Smart Alex, 1996
    Available from amazon: UK DE

Original Cast Records, OCR-9498, CD /  / 1994 /
Groucho - A Life in Revue (1997)
The show is written by Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher and uses many quotes from movies or books. This is a studio recording with actors who have performed in several productions of this show. With Frank Ferrante (Groucho), Roy Abramsohn (Chico, Harpo) and Maguerite Lowell ('The Girls')


- Original Cast Records, OCR-9498, CD, 1994
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE IT

Raven Records RVCD-73, CD /  / 1998 /
Gregariously Groucho (1998)
Some of the tracks are available on "3 hrs. 59 min., ...". This CD has several tracks (1, 5, 6) which last only for a few seconds and are excerpts of radio shows or movies.


- Raven Records RVCD-73, CD, 1998
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

 /  / 1999 /
Laugh Laugh Laugh-Anthology of (1999)
Marx, Laurel & Hardy, Brice


- , 1999
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

 /  /  /
A Day at the Races (Soundtrack) (2000)
also includes "Go West" / "The Big Store"
Record company website


- Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33503, Andorra, 2000
    Available from amazon: USA DE FR CA

- Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33503, Andorra, 2000
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

 /  /  /
A Night At The Opera (Soundtrack) (2000)
also includes "Animal Crackers" / "At the Circus"/ "Room Service".
Record company website


- Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33502, Andorra, 2000
    Available from amazon: USA DE FR CA

- Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33502, Andorra, 2000
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33548 / Andorra / 2000 /
Cocoanuts (Soundtrack) (2000)
also includes "Monkey Business"
Record company website


- Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33548, Andorra, 2000
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

- Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33548, Andorra, 2000
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

 /  /  /
Duck Soup (Soundtrack) (2000)
also includes "The Cocoanuts" / "Horse Feathers" / "Monkey Business" / "A Night in Casablanca" / "Love Happy"
Record company website


- Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33501, Andorra, 2000
    Available from amazon: USA DE FR CA

- Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33501, Andorra, 2000
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Uproar Entertainment (CD) /  / 2000 /
Great American Humorists: George Burns & Groucho Marx (2000)
George Burns' "100 years, 100 stories" read by John Byner; Groucho Marx' "Love, Groucho" read by Frank Ferrante


- Uproar Entertainment (CD), 2000
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

- Uproar Entertainment (Cassette), 2000
    Available from amazon: USA DE

Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33549 / Andorra / 2000 /
Horse Feathers (Soundtrack) (2000)
also includes "Animal Crackers"
Record company website


- Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33549, Andorra, 2000
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR

- Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory, SFCD33549, Andorra, 2000
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Castle Pulse, PLS CD 444 /  / 2000 /
The Golden Age of Comedy - Groucho Marx (2000)


- Castle Pulse, PLS CD 444, 2000
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

- Castle Pulse, PLS MC 444, 2000
    Available from amazon: UK DE

Mr Punch Productions (Cassette) /  / 2000 /
The Groucho Marx Show (2000)


- Mr Punch Productions (Cassette), 2000
    Available from amazon: UK DE

Emporio (Bellaphon) /  /  /
The World of Silent Movies (2000)


- Emporio (Bellaphon)
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Altberliner Vlg., CD / Berlin, Germany / 2001 / 3 357 11005 9
Die Marx Brothers Radio Show 1 (2001)
(German/Deutsch)


- Altberliner Vlg., CD, Berlin, Germany, 2001, ISBN: 3 357 11005 9
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Altberliner Vlg., CD / Berlin, Germany / 2001 / 3 357 11006 7
Die Marx Brothers Radio Show 2 (2001)
(German/Deutsch)


- Altberliner Vlg., CD, Berlin, Germany, 2001, ISBN: 3 357 11006 7
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Altberliner Vlg., CD / Berlin, Germany / 2001 / 3 357 11010 5
Die Marx Brothers Radio Show 3 (2001)
(German/Deutsch)


- Altberliner Vlg., CD, Berlin, Germany, 2001, ISBN: 3 357 11010 5
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Altberliner Vlg., CD / Berlin, Germany / 2001 / 3 357 11011 3
Die Marx Brothers Radio Show 4 (2001)
(German/Deutsch)


- Altberliner Vlg., CD, Berlin, Germany, 2001, ISBN: 3 357 11011 3
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Tzadik /  / 2001 /
Gary Lucas: Street Of Lost Brothers (2001)


- Tzadik, 2001
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR

Raven Records, RVCD-128 / Australia / 2001 /
Gleefully Groucho! (2001)
More radio shows with Groucho (in the series with "Gratuitously" and "Gregariously").


- Raven Records, RVCD-128, Australia, 2001
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

Silva Screen /  / 2001 /
Tito Beltrán: "Amazing Grace" (2001)


- Silva Screen, 2001
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

Altberliner Vlg., CD / Berlin, Germany / 2002 / 3 357 11020 2
Die Marx Brothers Radio Show 5 (2002)
(German/Deutsch)


- Altberliner Vlg., CD, Berlin, Germany, 2002, ISBN: 3 357 11020 2
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

EMI /  / 2002 /
EMI Comedy: Groucho Marx (2002)


- EMI, 2002
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

Castle Pulse, PLS CD 601 /  / 2002 /
The Golden Age of Comedy - The Marx Brothers (2002)


- Castle Pulse, PLS CD 601, 2002
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE

- Castle Pulse, PLS MC 601, 2002
    Available from amazon: UK DE

Groucho Marx: Live Recordings (2003)


- Empire Comedy Series
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

Proper Records UK /  / 2004 /
Kings of Komedy (2004)
4-CD set with (mainly) radio material from the Marx Brothers, W.C.Fields, Abbott & Costello and others


- Proper Records UK, 2004
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

Fastforward Music, SIGNCD2479 / UK / 2004 /
Vintage American Comedy (2004)
Note the wrong Groucho on the cover. This is a picture of photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt from an article in LIFE magazine from 1949


- Fastforward Music, SIGNCD2479, UK, 2004
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR

Bear Family Records, BCD 16065-FM /  / 2005 /
Atomic Platters: Cold War Music From The Golden Age Of Homeland Security (2005)
This collection has over 100 vintage Cold War songs and more than two dozen civil defense Public Service Announcements (many of these voiced by celebrities including Groucho Marx)


- Bear Family Records, BCD 16065-FM, 2005 / 5-CD/1-DVD box set (LP size)
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

EMI /  / 2005 /
EMI Comedy: Groucho Marx Vol. 2 (2005)


- EMI, 2005
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

Prism /  / 2005 /
Hooray for Captain Spaulding (2005)


- Prism, 2005
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

Pegasus /  / 2005 /
The Best of the Marx Brothers (2005)


- Pegasus, 2005
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

EMI /  / 2006 /
EMI Comedy: The Marx Brothers (2006)


- EMI, 2006
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

Pulse /  / 2006 /
Groucho Marx - Radio Days: You Bet Your Life! (2006)
Richard Shaw writes: "They've taken some YBYL shows and cut out the bits with the questions in - the idea is that the interviews are the funny parts."


- Pulse, 2006
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR CA

Monktail Records, CD MCMC4 /  / 2006 /
Reptet: Do This (2006)
Reptet is a Jazz group from Seattle. This CD features four tracks named after the Marx Brothers.


- Monktail Records / MP3 Download
    Available from amazon: USA CA

- Monktail Records, CD MCMC4, 2006
    Available from amazon: USA DE

Sanctuary /  /  /
Thea Gilmore: Harpo's Ghost (2006)
On her website Thea Gilmore explains the title: "You remember in the Eighties, they put all the Marx Brothers movies on TV. I was a big, big fan and Harpo was my favourite, as he was the clown, the one who never spoke. I would have been five or six.
"I remember watching and thinking that his most expressive moments were when he played his harp.
"I liked the idea of the ghost of that. Someone who expressed themselves better through the music they made than they ever could in words or actions.
"That's kind of how I feel about myself. I don't do the talking part too well, but I think I kind of make sense through music.


- Sanctuary
    Available from amazon: UK DE FR IT

EMI Comedy Classics /  / 2008 /
Groucho Marx Madness (2008)
There's not much that isn't already available elsewhere - tracks 1 and 11 are perhaps more rare than the others.
Note the wrong Groucho on the cover. This is a picture of photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt from an article in LIFE magazine from 1949


- EMI Comedy Classics, 2008
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT

Radio Library /  / 2008 /
Guest Starring Groucho Marx (2008)
excerpts from radio programmes


- Radio Library, 2008
    Available from amazon: USA

- Radio Library, 2008 / MP3 Download
    Available from amazon: USA

Radio Library / CD / 2008 /
Invaded by Groucho Marx (2008)
Some of Groucho's guest appearances on radio programs


- Radio Library, CD, 2008
    Available from amazon: USA

- Radio Library, MP3 download, 2008
    Available from amazon: USA

CreateSpace /  / 2008 /
Leo Is On the Air! MGM Promotional Radio Shows (2008)
MGM used the radio program "Leo Is On the Air!" to promote its movies


- CreateSpace, 2008
    Available from amazon: USA

CD /  / 2008 /
Riding the Range (2008)
Music from the movies, very similar to "The Best of the Marx Brothers (2005)"


- CD, 2008
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE FR IT CA

Bertz + Fischer /  / 2009 / 3 8650 5109 X
Jansens Kino: Die Marx Brothers im Krieg (Duck Soup) /Die 42. Straße (42nd Street) (2009)
Radio-essays by German critic Peter W. Jansen


- Bertz + Fischer, 2009, ISBN: 3 8650 5109 X
    Available from amazon: USA UK DE IT
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