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Freedonia Marxonia: Info about the Marx Brothers and other events

"The Four Marx Brothers"

Photo of the Marx Brothers   photo source
Chico, Zeppo, Groucho, Harpo

Information about the Marx Brothers

Two sources for information about the Marx Brothers, their movies, and other facets of their lives and careers are and the blog Travalanche.

Other events of interest

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

Editor's note:  The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, the National Comedy Center, and  the Chautauqua Institution collaborated to bring a week of comedy to Jamestown, NY and the Chautauqua Institution from July 31 to August 6, 2017.  My sister and I had the opportunity to see comedic stars W. Kamau Bell, Lewis Black, Robert Klein, David Steinberg, and Alan Zweibel - and well as hear Kliph Nesteroff present a session on the history of comedy.  It was all a great experience!  (Jamestown and the Chautauqua Institution are in the southern part of Chautauqua County; Fredonia is in the northern part of the county.)

We will present information here on 2018's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival as information becomes available.

By the way - David Steinberg was at the Chautauqua Institution on August 1.  He knew Groucho and interviewed him in 1970.

Photo of David Steinberg and Groucho
photo source
David Steinberg and Groucho Marx, 
on Music Scene, 1970

Lucille Ball was in the 1938 Marx Brothers movie Room Service. She and Harpo recreated the mirror scene from Duck Soup in the classic 1955 episode of I Love Lucy.

Marxfest Weekend on Governors Island, NYC, produced by Noah Diamond and fellow organizers of 2014's Marxfest, was held September 9-10, 2017 in New York City.  It was a successful event, with capacity attendance and very positive comments from attendees.  (It featured a reading of Cracked Ice, the screenplay of Duck Soup before it was Duck Soup.)



An Evening with Groucho poster

Check the national and international touring schedule of 
this wonderful performer. 


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