"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others": First Edition of The Marx Brothers; Signed by All Five Marx Brothers
The Marx Brothers.
Crichton, Kyle (Groucho Marx).$6,500.00
Item Number: 99744
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1950.
First edition of this biography on the Marx brothers. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by all five Marx Brothers on the title page, “Dear John- The one on top is Groucho- regards and signed by Zeppo, Harpo, Chico and Gummo.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a few closed tears and light rubbing. Exceptionally rare and desirable signed by all the Marx Brothers.
The Marx Brothers were an American family comedy act that was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. Five of the Marx Brothers' thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute as among the top 100 comedy films, with two of them (Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera) in the top twelve. They are widely considered by critics, scholars, and fans to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century. The brothers were included in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list of the 25 greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood cinema, the only performers to be inducted collectively.