Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Before, During And After #11: Groucho Marx

It's his birthday, you know ...

age 15

age 43 (Duck Soup)

age 82 by Richard Avedon

7 comments:

Cynthia said...

Thank you for this series you've been doing on the stars of yesterday. . .I love Groucho Marx, especially. Avedon's portrait is beautiful. Would love to know the story behind that "autograph" on the first photo. Mrs. Edwards must have been quite an influence on that young man. Love this series!

thingy said...

So very sweet. Love it.

Yvette said...

Love this, Monsieur M.

Groucho at 15 looks like he would have been a smark alecky good guy full of fun. He also looks rather bright. Love it.

Like the other two as well. How could I not?

Douglas said...

I own this original autographed photo from 1905. Yes Groucho was 15. It's autographed to the widow of Gus Edwards who was responsible for mans of the well known comedians of all time , including the Marx Brothers in their early vaudeville days It reads "To Mrs. Edwards, tThis is the way I looked when I was a Gus Edwards kid. Best wishes to you. Groucho". It was signed in 1945. Where did you get a copy of it?

DSR4711 said...

I own this original autographed photo from 1905. Yes Groucho was 15. It's autographed to the widow of Gus Edwards who was responsible for mans of the well known comedians of all time , including the Marx Brothers in their early vaudeville days It reads "To Mrs. Edwards, tThis is the way I looked when I was a Gus Edwards kid. Best wishes to you. Groucho". It was signed in 1945. Where did you get a copy of it?

Mythical Monkey said...

Wow! Did you post a copy of it on the internet? I'm sure I just saw it and forgot where it came from when I posted it.

One thing I prefer about Tumblr to Blogger is that it's easier to create chains of attribution back to the original source. But Tumblr doesn't really lend itself to the long essay form so I do Blogger.

I'd be happy to remove it or add some sort of attribution to the post, as you prefer.

DSR4711 said...

Not at all please keep it posted by all means. I was just curious.