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The Courier Interview | History Film Forum

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
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Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Lands at the National Air and Space Museum

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 10 May 2021 20:28:19 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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Eddie Cantor

Artist:
Alfred Bendiner, 23 Jun 1899 - 19 Mar 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Eddie Cantor, Sept 1892 - 10 Oct 1964  Search this
Medium:
Ink on pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 15cm x 12.2cm (5 7/8" x 4 13/16")
Sheet: 18.4cm x 12.9cm (7 1/4" x 5 1/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1925
Topic:
Caricature  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Suspenders  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Male  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Alfred Bendiner Foundation
Object number:
NPG.85.201
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Alfred and Elizabeth Bendiner Foundation
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fe89cd41-6a67-4790-ae2c-48d2c9891fc1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.85.201

Dorothy Parker

Artist:
Peggy Bacon, 2 May 1895 - 4 Jan 1987  Search this
Sitter:
Dorothy Parker, 22 Aug 1893 - 7 Jun 1967  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 17 × 10 cm (6 11/16 × 3 15/16")
Sheet: 33.1 × 24.5 cm (13 1/16 × 9 5/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1930-1935
Topic:
Dorothy Parker: Female  Search this
Dorothy Parker: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Dorothy Parker: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Dorothy Parker: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Dorothy Parker: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Dorothy Parker: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Literary  Search this
Dorothy Parker: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Theater  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.86.181
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4583d776a-1c35-4366-9874-f2d2c37bd33b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.86.181

Photographs and a catalog of Lenard Kester, [ca. 1958]

Creator:
Turney, Catherine, 1906-1998  Search this
Turney, Catherine, 1906-1998  Search this
Subject:
Kester, Lenard  Search this
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Brown, Gilmor  Search this
Langton, Paul  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6646
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215961
AAA_collcode_turncath
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215961

Oral history interview with Ted Gilien, 1965 Mar. 3

Interviewee:
Gilien, Ted, 1914-1967  Search this
Gilien, Ted, 1914-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Bocour, Leonard  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Muralists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12806
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213487
AAA_collcode_gilien65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213487

Oral history interview with Doug Wheeler, 2017 April 4

Interviewee:
Wheeler, Douglas, 1939-  Search this
Wheeler, Douglas, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Artists -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17468
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)387958
AAA_collcode_wheele17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_387958

Meyer P. and Vivian O. Potamkin papers, [ca. 1950-2002]

Creator:
Potamkin, Meyer P., 1909-2001  Search this
Potamkin, Vivian Orleans, 1915-2002  Search this
Potamkin, Meyer P., 1909-2001  Search this
Subject:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13590
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)268736
AAA_collcode_potameye
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_268736

Model, Spacecraft, Mother Ship, Movie, "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind"

Manufactured for:
Columbia Pictures Corp.  Search this
Model Maker:
Entertainment Effects Group  Search this
Materials:
Wood, plastic, and metal
Dimensions:
Length, 63 inches; width, 38 inches; weight, shipping, 400 pounds; case: 74 x 74 inches
Type:
MODELS-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1977
Inventory Number:
A19790906000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Rockets & Missiles
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv96a74d7c1-3d4d-4229-a51e-a5dc218959b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19790906000
Online Media:

The Lasting Riddles of Orson Welles' Revolutionary Film 'Citizen Kane'

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:53:19 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Magazine
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Norman Mailer

Alternate Title:
Norman Mailer onTIME cover
Artist:
Larry Rivers, 17 Aug 1923 - 14 Aug 2002  Search this
Sitter:
Norman Mailer, 31 Jan 1923 - 10 Nov 2007  Search this
Medium:
Photolithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 30.4 x 25.4 cm (11 15/16 x 10")
Type:
Print
Date:
1998
Topic:
Norman Mailer: Male  Search this
Norman Mailer: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Norman Mailer: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
Norman Mailer: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Norman Mailer: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Norman Mailer: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Norman Mailer: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Norman Mailer: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Norman Mailer: Military\Army  Search this
Norman Mailer: National Book Award  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of David C. Ward
Object number:
S/NPG.2005.150
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Larry Rivers / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a3494211-2cd8-43dc-95fe-c23a5d18d669
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.2005.150

Self-Portrait with Star

Alternate Title:
Larry Rivers Self-Portrait
Artist:
Larry Rivers, 17 Aug 1923 - 14 Aug 2002  Search this
Sitter:
Larry Rivers, 17 Aug 1923 - 14 Aug 2002  Search this
Medium:
Graphite and colored pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 53.4 x 69.7cm (21 x 27 7/16")
Frame: 67.3 x 83.8 x 3.8cm (26 1/2 x 33 x 1 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1990
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Larry Rivers: Male  Search this
Larry Rivers: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Larry Rivers: Military\Soldier  Search this
Larry Rivers: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Larry Rivers: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Larry Rivers: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Larry Rivers: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Larry Rivers: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Abstract Expressionist  Search this
Larry Rivers: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Larry Rivers: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; the Ruth Bowman and Harry Kahn Twentieth-Century American Self-Portrait Collection Conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women's Committee
Object number:
NPG.2002.316
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Larry Rivers / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47183d82c-cc9c-4eb0-b4fb-e37c9d82bbe3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2002.316

Larry Rivers Self-Portrait

Artist:
Larry Rivers, 17 Aug 1923 - 14 Aug 2002  Search this
Sitter:
Larry Rivers, 17 Aug 1923 - 14 Aug 2002  Search this
Medium:
Pencil and ink
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 x 13.2 cm (8 1/4 x 5 3/16")
Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1975
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Larry Rivers: Male  Search this
Larry Rivers: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Larry Rivers: Military\Soldier  Search this
Larry Rivers: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Larry Rivers: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Larry Rivers: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Larry Rivers: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Larry Rivers: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Abstract Expressionist  Search this
Larry Rivers: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Larry Rivers: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2000.100
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Larry Rivers / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2000.100

Eddie Cantor

Artist:
Thomas Hart Benton, 15 Apr 1889 - 9 Jan 1975  Search this
Sitter:
Eddie Cantor, Sept 1892 - 10 Oct 1964  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 12.7 x 8.6 cm. (5 x 3 3/8")
Sheet: 24.9 x 20.3 cm. (9 13/16 x 8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1937
Topic:
Eddie Cantor: Male  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.98.28
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© T.H. Benton and R.P. Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by ARS, New York, NY.
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.98.28

Groucho Marx Collection

Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Names:
Four Nightingales  Search this
Marx Brothers  Search this
Paramount Pictures  Search this
RKO Pictures (studio)  Search this
Three Nightingales  Search this
United Artists  Search this
Warner Brothers  Search this
Marx, Chico  Search this
Marx, Harpo, 1888-1964  Search this
Palmer, Minnie  Search this
Extent:
12 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Personal papers
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Sheet music
Correspondence
Place:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
1911-1978, undated
Scope and Contents:
Series 1: Correspondence, 1932-1977 is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. In 1965, Marx gave the Library of Congress a portion of his correspondence with well-known personages. The majority of the correspondence in this collection dates from the post World War II era (Marx's early correspondence is located at the Library of Congress.) This series includes correspondence from well-known persons, fans, admirers and friends. There is an extensive amount of correspondence with the screenwriter Nunnally Johnson. The series includes letters concerning public relations, Walt Disney caricatures of the Marx Brothers, The Grouchophile permission letters, unidentified correspondence and one letter from Chico Marx to Gummo Marx.

Series 2: Publications, Manuscripts and Print Articles by Marx, 1930-1958, undated is arranged chronologically with circa and undated material placed before the book manuscripts. This series contains written material by Groucho Marx excepting scripts and sketches. The series includes articles written by Marx for national magazines, various speeches and manuscripts for three of Marx's books.

Series 3: Scripts and Sketches, 1939-1959, undated, is arranged alphabetically with television scripts and sketches placed before full-length movie and theatre scripts. This series contains television, motion picture and theatre scripts and sketches, monologues, and related written material pertaining to works starring or featuring Marx. It also contains scripts for the one theatrical play written by Marx, A Time for Elizabeth.

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1923-1978 is arranged chronologically and contains sixteen scrapbooks spanning Marx's career from his first Broadway success, I'll Say She Is to the year after his death. Of particular interest are the early scrapbooks for the Marx Brothers career, a scrapbook spanning the years 1934-1958 complied by Marx himself for his daughter Melinda, a photographic scrapbook compiled by the staff of Life magazine documenting a 1963 magazine layout of Marx and his then wife Eden Hartford Marx. There is also a scrapbook devoted to Chico Marx's brief career as a bandleader in the mid-late 1940s.

Series 5: Music,circa 1930-1975, undated is arranged alphabetically and includes original music manuscripts written by Marx and songs for Marx's shows and motion pictures and unidentified manuscripts perhaps written by Marx, his friends, his daughter Melinda or her music teacher. It also includes commercially produced sheet music purchased by Marx, copies of songs featured in Marx's motion pictures, music from "Minnie's Boys the theatrical production based on the Marx Brothers and their mother, an autographed copy of "Stay Down Here Where You Belong" by Irving Berlin, songs written by Marx published commercially, and Marx's copy of a collection of songs by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Series 6: Publicity, ca. 1911-1977 contains theatre programs, motion picture reviews, newspaper clippings both foreign and domestic, record album covers, a book cover and one poster of the Marx Brothers. There are items related specifically to Chico Marx. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 7: Artwork and Photographs, 1911-1976, undatedis arranged according to subject matter and includes artwork, features cartoons and caricatures of the Marx Brothers by various artists including the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer art department and Hirschfield, sketches of the Marx Brothers by Sheila Smith, Peggy Jacobs, Bridget Crowe and Mark E. Williams (all probably fans of the Marx Brothers), various candid photographs, publicity photographs and studio portraits of Marx, his brothers, his immediate family, correspondence and related images and photographic negatives and transparencies.

Series 8: Personal and Family Documents, 1925-1975, undated contains documents relating to Marx's personal life and his brothers Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, and his daughter Melinda. Of particular interest is Marx's copy of the transcript of his divorce deposition from Eden Hartford Marx, two proclamations from the City of Los Angeles and a portfolio cover made for him by his daughter Melinda. This series is arranged chronologically.

Series 9: Audiovisual, 1929-1970 includes home movies of Groucho, brothers Harpo and Chico, and Groucho's wife and children as well as film and kinescope copies of television programs featureing Groucho as the star or guest.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 9 series.

Series 1: Correspondence,1932-1977

Series 2: Publications, Manuscripts, and Print Articles by Groucho Marx, 1930-1958, undated

Series 3: Scripts and Sketches, 1939-1959, undated

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1923-1978

Series 5: Music, circa 1930-1975, undated

Subseries 5.1: Original Music Manuscrpts

Subseries 5.2: Commercially Produced Sheet Music and Collections

Series 6: Publicity, circa 1911-1977

Series 7: Artwork and Photographs, 1911-1976, undated

Subseries 7.1: Artwork

Subseries 7.2: Photographs

Subseries 7.3: Photographic Negatives and Transparencies

Series 8: Personal and Family Documents, 1925-1978, undated

Series 9: Audiovisual

Subseries 9.1: Moving Images

Subseries 9.2: Sound Recordings
Biographical / Historical:
One of 20th century America's most enduring comics and cultural icons was Groucho Marx. Julius Henry Marx, better known as Groucho, was born in New York City on October 2, 1890. He was the third of five sons born to Minna and Samuel Marx. Minna's brother, Al Shean, was a part of the well-known vaudeville team, Gallagher and Shean.

The Marx family consisted of five boys: Leonard (Chico), Arthur (Harpo), Julius (Groucho), Milton (Gummo) and Herbert (Zeppo). The family lived in the Yorkville section of New York City. Groucho had a high soprano singing voice and his first job was singing in the choir of an Episcopal church. He joined Gus Hall and his vaudeville troupe when he was eleven. Groucho attended P.S. 86 but never went beyond the 7th grade. Minna organized the Three Nightingales with Groucho, Gummo and a girl singer. The girl was eventually replaced by a boy tenor and Harpo joined the troupe. The name of the group was changed to The Four Nightingales. Minnie acted as the group's manager. The group became known as the Marx Brothers with everyone except Gummo taking part in the act. The family moved to Chicago ca. 1904 where their grandfather lived.

The brothers toured the South and Midwest performing a vaudeville skit called, "Fun in Hiskule". It is noted that the comedy act began in Nacogdoches, Texas. The Marx Brothers first big success came in 1919 with their vaudeville act entitled "Home Again". In 1920, they were booked into the Palace Theatre in New York City and played there for thirteen months. They were later banished from the circuit due to a contract violation - they had accepted employment without Albee's permission. Groucho married Ruth Johnson on February 4th, 1920 and divorced her in July 1942. They had one daughter, Miriam and one son, Arthur born in 1921.

In 1923, they toured with the show, "I'll Say She Is", a collection of vaudeville routines that Groucho had written in collaboration. The show ran on Broadway for thirty-eight weeks. On December 8, 1925, the brothers (using their nicknames professionally for the first time) opened on Broadway in "The Cocoanuts". The play was written expressly for them by George S. Kaufman and Morris Ryskind with music by Irving Berlin. The brothers made a silent film circa 1924 called "Humor Risk" but it was never released. "Animal Crackers" opened on October 23, 1928. It was in this show that Groucho created one of his most famous characters, Captain Spaulding, the African explorer. Groucho was by this time paired with Margaret Dumont, stooge and foil, whom Groucho claimed never, really understood the Marx Brothers comedy.

On the strength of their success in "The Cocoanuts", they were signed to a film contract. In 1929, they made the film version of "The Cocoanuts" while performing "Animal Crackers" on the stage. Their mother, Minna Marx died the same year. The following year they starred in the film version of "Animal Crackers". Both films were made in New York City. In 1931, Groucho moved to Hollywood where The Marx Brothers made thirteen films. The brothers signed with Paramount Pictures and made "Monkey Business" (1931), "Horsefeathers" (1932) and "Duck Soup" (1933) while at the studio. In 1933, Zeppo left the troupe and Samuel Marx died.

In February 1934, Groucho and Chico teamed up in a radio program called, "Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel", about characters who were comic lawyers. In March 1934, they replaced Ethel Waters on a weekly radio series sponsored by the American Oil Company. In 1935, the brothers starred in "A Night at the Opera" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a film produced by Irving Thalberg and a sequel, "A Day at the Races" (1937). In addition to working for MGM, the brothers starred in "Room Service" (1938) for the RKO studio.

The brothers discontinued the act in September 1941 but reunited for the film "A Night in Casablanca" (1946) and "Love Happy" (1949). Groucho found work as a solo artist making films for RKO, Warner Brothers and Paramount. In March 1943, the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery sponsored a half-hour variety show on CBS starring Groucho. Groucho married his second wife, Catherine "Kay" Gorcey in July 1945, they had one daughter Melinda. They divorced in 1951. Groucho continued to guest on many radio shows and continued to be at his peak when ad-libbing. John Guedel created "You Bet Your Life" for Groucho in October 1947. The show aired over the ABC radio network. It moved to CBS and in 1950 it was purchased by NBC and ran on television until 1961. The show ran for a total of four years on radio and eleven years on television. Groucho won radio's Peabody Award as best comedian on radio in 1948; an Emmy award in 1951; and the Motion Picture Daily Annual TV poll from 1951-1954.

Groucho was also musical. He played the guitar, but never as part of his shows. He was also an author and a playwright. He wrote the stage play, "A Time for Elizabeth", in 1948 with Norman Krasna. The play ran for eight days on Broadway but had longer runs in summer stock. In July 1954, Groucho married his third and final wife Eden Hartford. They divorced in December of 1969. In 1967, Simon and Schuster published excerpts from letters Groucho had donated to the Library of Congress in 1965. The book was entitled The Groucho Letters. Groucho authored other books, Groucho and Me (1959) his autobiography, The Secret Word is Groucho (1976) with Hector Arce and The Grouchophile (1976).

Groucho retired in 1961 but in 1972 with the help Erin Fleming, his companion and manager since 1969, he toured in a solo act. The show entitled, "An Evening with Groucho" played Carnegie Hall in New York City in May 1972. Groucho was made a Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters at the Cannes Film Festival in 1972. In 1974, Groucho received an honorary Academy Award (Oscar) for the contribution of the Marx Brothers to the art of film. Marx died on August 19th, 1977.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Julius H. (Groucho) Marx, through the Estate of Groucho Marx, August 5, 1987.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Reference copies of audiovisual materials must be used. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Comedians -- 1920-1970  Search this
Entertainment  Search this
Radio comedies  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Theater  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Vaudeville  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Personal papers
Photographs -- 20th century
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographic prints
Scrapbooks
Sheet music
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0269
See more items in:
Groucho Marx Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0269
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Wanted

Artist:
Philip Lief  Search this
Marcel Feigel  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Milhous Nixon, 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994  Search this
Bernard Leon Barker, 17 Mar 1917 - 5 Jun 2009  Search this
Dwight Lee Chapin, born 1940  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III, born 14 Oct 1938  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman, 20 Mar 1925 - 14 Feb 1999  Search this
Virgilio Gonzales, born 1926  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman, 1926 - 1993  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr., 9 Oct 1918 - 23 Jan 2007  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach, 19 Oct 1921 - 15 Sep 2017  Search this
George Gordon Liddy, 30 Nov 1930 - 30 Mar 2021  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr., 26 Jan 1924 - 15 Jun 2017  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder, 5 Nov 1934 - 11 May 2014  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian, 23 Oct 1923 - 17 Jul 2006  Search this
Eugenio Martinez, 7 Jul 1922 - 30 Jan 2021  Search this
John Newton Mitchell, 15 Sep 1913 - 9 Nov 1988  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti, born 1941  Search this
Hugh Walter Sloan, Jr., born 1940  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans, 22 Mar 1908 - 14 Apr 1998  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis, 1924 - 1993  Search this
Medium:
Halftone poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 73.7 × 58.3 cm (29 × 22 15/16")
Mount: 78.7 × 63.5 cm (31 × 25")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1973
Topic:
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Poster  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Male  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
John Newton Mitchell: Male  Search this
John Newton Mitchell: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\US Attorney General  Search this
John Newton Mitchell: Politics and Government\Campaign Director  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Male  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Male  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Politics and Government\Chief of Staff  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr.: Male  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr.: Military\Air Force\Officer  Search this
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Jeb Stuart Magruder: Male  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Literature\Writer  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
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Maurice Hubert Stans: Male  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
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Maurice Hubert Stans: Communications\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
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Maurice Hubert Stans: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Accounting\Accountant  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Male  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Literature\Writer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Senator\California  Search this
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Bernard Leon Barker: Male  Search this
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Dwight Lee Chapin: Male  Search this
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Virgilio Gonzales: Male  Search this
Virgilio Gonzales: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Metalworker\Locksmith  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Male  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Public Relations  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Politics and Government\Government Official\Intelligence Agent  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Male  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
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Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Male  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Radio  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Male  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Politics and Government\Government Official  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Education\Administrator\Board of Education  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Politics and Government\Assistant Attorney General  Search this
Eugenio Martinez: Male  Search this
Eugenio Martinez: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Eugenio Martinez: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Male  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Hugh Walter Sloan, Jr.: Male  Search this
Hugh Walter Sloan, Jr.: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis: Male  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis: Politics and Government\Government Official\Intelligence Agent  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.93.53
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Philip Lief
© Marcel Feigel
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4122c52c4-5bab-415a-96c5-9f31a9db77cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.93.53

Designing Media: Mark Gerzon

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-11-16T17:18:31.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_VqjXq2RZmGg

Outreach

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1975-1978
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Woman's Building records / Series 2: Education Programs / 2.2: Feminist Studio Workshop
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref557
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Screenwriting Notebook

Collection Creator:
Munro, Eleanor, 1928-  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Eleanor Munro papers, circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Eleanor Munro papers
Eleanor Munro papers / Series 3: Writing Projects / 3.1: Writing Projects by Eleanor Munro / 3.1.1: Non-fiction / Notes and Notebooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-munrelea-ref262

Photographs and a catalog of Lenard Kester

Creator:
Turney, Catherine  Search this
Names:
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Brown, Gilmor, 1886 or 7-1960  Search this
Kester, Lenard, 1917-  Search this
Langton, Paul, 1913-  Search this
Extent:
3 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1958]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two black and white photographs of artist, Lenard Kester, actor and director Gilmor Brown (founder of the Pasadena Playhouse), and gallery owner, Joan Ankrum, taken during a party at the home of actor Paul Langton in the late 1950s. Also included is a 1958 catalog of Kester's show at the Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon Museum of Art in Pasadena).
Biographical / Historical:
Author and screenwriter, Catherine Turney (1906-1998), whose credits include co-authorship of the screenplay for James Cains's novel, Mildred Pierce and author of Byron's Daughter: A Biography of Elizabeth Medora Leigh, was for many years a companion of painter Lenard Kester. Turney was among the first women screenwriters to break into the Hollywood studio system. She was also associated with the California scene painters who had gravitated to the Chouinard Art Insititue in the late 1920s and 1930s. An active researcher, writer, and reader at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. Turney died September 9, 1998 in Sierra Madre, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Catherine Turney.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identifier:
AAA.turncath
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-turncath

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