"Broadway" comic strips: The Four Marx Brothers

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Ed Watz
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"Broadway" comic strips: The Four Marx Brothers

Postby Ed Watz » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:01 am

The Marx Brothers' comic strips were uncharacteristic, unfunny, and - Harpo speaks?

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Re: "Broadway" comic strips: The Four Marx Brothers

Postby Robert Moulton » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:47 pm

Here's three more gems from the brothers. The one from April 1929 is listed as not from Animal Crackers, but from Keith-Albee Vaudeville. That's because Animal Crackers had closed on Broadway on April 06 and starting April 13 they were touring in Scenes from Animal Crackers. Also interesting to note the presence of Gertrude Cole, the only chorine I am aware of who appeared in all three of the brothers' Broadway shows.

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Re: "Broadway" comic strips: The Four Marx Brothers

Postby Ed Watz » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:28 am

Thanks, Robert - the strips you posted did not show up in my search. There's still "gold" to be mined!
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