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