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Getting To Know Groucho—And His Brothers—book reviews

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 5, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment
I avoided reading Steve Stoliar’s 'Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House' when it was first published in 1996 because I didn’t want to learn about an aging, diminished Groucho Marx, and I wasn’t interested in rehashing the exploits of Erin Fleming, the controversial woman who took control of the comedian’s life.

A Harpo Marx Flip Book…And More

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 7, 2012 11:34 AM
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I don’t know if everyone shares my fascination with flip books, but I’ve never outgrown my youthful fondness for them. In recent years I’ve tracked down a number of unusual movie-related examples, but I’d never seen or even heard of one featuring Harpo Marx, let alone Chico and Marilyn Monroe! Now, thanks to fellow pop-culture fan, cartoonist and illustrator Drew Friedman, I’ve been exposed to the amazing Flip-O-Vision series. There were sixty of these in all, which did require assembly: you had to cut

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