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An Evening With Groucho Old Time Radio Shows OTR MP3 CD-R CD 39 Episodes

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An Evening with Groucho is a look at the life of Groucho Marx and the Marx Brothers, as told by Groucho. Groucho Marx Biography: Born: October 2, 1890 in New York...

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An Evening with Groucho is a look at the life of Groucho Marx and the Marx Brothers, as told by Groucho.

Groucho Marx Biography:

Born: October 2, 1890 in New York City, New York
Died: August 19, 1977 in Los Angeles, California

Groucho was born Julius Henry Marx on October 2, 1890 in New York. He was the third of the five surviving sons of Sam and Minnie Marx. He was the first of the brothers to start stage career aged 15 in an act called The Leroy Trio. Other acts followed, but none of them was a great success. Twice the other members of the act disappeared overnight and left him penniless in a town far away from home.

When his brothers came on stage, they finally had a success with the musical comedy called I'll Say She Is. It was at one of the performances of this show that Groucho got his painted moustache. He arrived late at the theater and used greasepaint to create a moustache. He found this so much easier than a glued on moustache that he insisted on using this technique from then on.

I'll Say She Is was followed by two more Broadway hits -- The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers. The latter of which has the character of Captain Spaulding which remained (with the song Hooray for Captain Spaulding) a trademark for Groucho for the rest of his life.

The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers were also the first movies (except for one unreleased on) made by the Brothers and were filmed in New York. The remaining movies were made in Hollywood.

In the later years of the Marx Brothers movie career, Groucho started working on radio. He hosted several programs and was a guest on many shows. His biggest success was the comedy quiz show You Bet Your Life which started in 1947. The show later moved to television and was on the air until 1961.

Groucho also appeared in a few movies without his brothers.

Always being a liberal, Groucho sometimes made critical remarks about politics and had friends which were regarded as communist by the US of the 1950s. This let to Groucho being investigated by the FBI.

When Marx Brothers became popular again in the last sixties/early seventies Groucho made a comeback with a show in Carnegie Hall in 1972. At the film festival in Cannes in 1972, he was made Commandeur des Arts et Lettres and in 1974 he received a special Academy Award for the achievements of the Marx Brothers.

Groucho died on August 19th, 1977 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. His ashes are at Eden Memorial Park, San Fernando, California. 

 

Includes 39 Episodes! 

MP3 Episodes On This CD:

AnEveningWithGroucho_01_Overture-MedleyFromMarxBrothersFilms.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_02_Introduction_-_DickCavett.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_03_Hello_I_MustBeGoing.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_04_ViolinSolo_JackBennyTribute.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_05_How_I_GotStarted_InShowBusiness.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_06_MyFamily_HowWeGotOurNames.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_07_StrangeRelatives_-_UncleJulius.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_08_ChicoAtKlauberHornCo.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_09_UncleHermanChiropodist.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_10_Timbuctoo.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_11_Annie_Berger.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_12_WorldWarOneVaudeville_InToronto.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_13_OhHowThatWomanCouldCook.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_14_Toronto_Song.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_15_LondonStories-PolishOfficerStory.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_16_LondonStories-ChurchillAnd2ndWorldWar.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_17_ToughChicagoCriticStory.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_18_PalaceTheatre-SarahBernhardt.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_19_FannyBrice-SwaynesRatsAndCats.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_20_PoemFromThePlay-AnimalCrackers.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_21T.S.EliotMemorial-LaurenceOliviersLap.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_22_2nd_WorldWarBondTour.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_23_Houdini_Story.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_24_Music_In-Cocoanuts.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_25_StayDownHereWhereYouBelong.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_26_OttoKahnStory.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_27_W.C.Fields-BeebeeGun-Prohibition.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_28_W.C.Fields-BabyLeroy.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_29_Heavens_Above.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_30_EverybodyWorksButFather.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_31_Fathers_Day.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_32_MargaretDumontTheDowagerInOurFilms.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_33_ThalbergStory-Garbo.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_34_Sampson_And_DelilahStory.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_35_Will_RogersBaseball_InBaltimore.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_36_PriestsStories-PlazaHotel-Montreal.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_37_PriestsStories-Rome.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_38_ShowMeARose.mp3
AnEveningWithGroucho_39_LydiaTheTattooed_Lady.mp3

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