"Nem tetszett a darab, de persze kedvezõtlenek voltak a körülmények ... nem volt leengedve a függöny."
Groucho Marx amerikai filmkomikus
grafika: Erdély Dániel
"I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions ... the curtain was up."
------------------ About Groucho Marx --------------
Julius Henry Marx (Groucho) was bornin 1890 and died on August 19th 1977 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He was 86 years young, at his time of death. Groucho's ashes are in a small room in the mausoleum at Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills, California. He was clever and anxious from the get go. On screen he played a wise cracking cigar toting, middle-aged man with glasses and a big black mustache. He continually launches streams of wisecracks and insults at everybody and just about on any topic. Groucho is normally regarded as the most popular, and recognized of all the Marx Brothers. In his later years he went on to radio You Bet Your Life for which he won the Best Comedian of the Year award in 1949.
Groucho Marx did 26 movies total, of these 15 were with his brothers Chico and Harpo. Of those 15 movies only 14 were actually released. The first movie was a silent film, that Groucho is said to of cut up the movie into guitar picks, to prevent it's release. Needless to say, he didn't like it. Although students of the cinema still try to find a copy of the film, feeling it has great historical value. They were one of the world's most famous comedy teams. They had their own zany brand of slapstick comedy. That was mixed with quick witted one-liners, usually delivered by Groucho. Some of Groucho's one-liners were often imitated, even by some of todays biggest comedians. You can also find them in some of the old Buggs Bunny cartoons. There were six brothers, all born in New York City. Manfred Marx died in infancy.
Herbert "ZEPPO" Marx - 1901-1979
Adolph "HARPO" Marx - 1888-1964
Leonard "CHICO" Marx - 1887-1961
Milton "GUMMO" Marx - 1897-1977
After almost 20 years in small shows, and Vaudeville, their big break finally came on May 19th, 1924, when they appeared on Broadway in an insanely funny play they had written called "I'll Say She Is". Other broadway plays they appeared in are, The Cocoanuts which opened on December 8th, 1925 which ran for 3 years, and while their next play Animal Crackers opened on October 23rd, 1928. They started the film version of Cocoanuts, and later brought Animal Crackers to the silver screen also.
Groucho Marx was a master at delivering one-liners. He is quoted by many people.
Below are just some of my favorite quotes.
How do you feel about women's rights ? I like either side of them.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
Here's to our wives and girlfriends...may they never meet!
Mrs. Teasdale: He's had a change of heart.
[Groucho]: A lot of good that'll do him. He's still got the same face.
I sent the club a wire stating, Please accept my resignation. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.
Send two dozen roses to Room 424 and put 'Emily, I love you' on the back of the bill.
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
A man is as young as the woman he feels.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions-the curtain was up.
Now there's a man with an open mind - you can feel the breeze from here!
There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook.
To Margret Dumont: "I can see you and I married. I can see you bending over the stove. I can't see the stove!
Dig trenches? With our men being killed off like flies? There isn't time to dig trenches. We'll have to buy them ready made.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.
Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing..if you can fake that, you've got it made.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
She got her good looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.
I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
Remember men you are fighting for the ladies honor, which is probably more than she ever did.
Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.
Last night I shot an elephant in my Pajamas and how he got in my pajamas I'll never know.
We took pictures of the native girls, but they weren't developed. . . But we're going back next week.
Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows, marriage does.
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.