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Groucho Marx Home Movies

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white camera original reversal, 350 feet)
Container:
Reel AC0259-OF0001
Type:
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Date:
1929 – 1934
Scope and Contents:
Creator: Marx Family Performer: Groucho Marx, Ruth Marx, Arthur Marx, Miriam Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Gary Cooper Content: Home movie footage apparently shot, in part, by Zeppo Marx as well as Groucho and other family and friends. Includes scenes of the Marx family (Groucho, Ruth, Arthur, and Miriam) at home, at the beach, at a lakeside resort (scene of Groucho talking with Gary Cooper), on board ship (with shots of Chico), playing tennis, as well as Miriam's birthday party and Groucho and his children leaving for school.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref358

The Tonight Show

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0002
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1964 August 3
Scope and Contents:
Creator: NBC Performers: Groucho Marx, Melinda Marx Content: Short excerpt from episode Groucho hosted. Includes conversation with and singing performance by Groucho's daughter, Melinda Marx.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref360

Television Commercials - DeSoto

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print, 160 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0003
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1956
Scope and Contents:
Performers: Groucho Marx, Melinda Marx Content: Three commercials with Groucho Marx (and Melinda Marx in the second and third spot) promoting the 1957 DeSoto. These commercials were apparently aired with You Bet Your Life which was sponsored at the time by DeSoto.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref362

"Groucho" On the Trapeze

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white silent print, 165 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0004
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1943
Scope and Contents:
Content: Groucho look-alike does a parallel bar act in a one-ring circus-like setting with two other performers.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref364

I'll Say She Is (scene)

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print, 140 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0005
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
circa 1931
Scope and Contents:
Performers: Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo Marx

Content: A scene from the Marx Brother's Broadway play I'll Say She Is.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref366

Pony Express- Reluctant Bride

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print, 945 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0006
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
Creator: California National Productions Performers: Content: In this episode a female geologist, Dr. A.R. Masters, from the East and "pony man" Brett Clark run into "Indian troubles" enroute to her field site.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref368

The Swift Show Wagon with Horace Heidt

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print (kinescope), 1066 feet. )
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0007 and 7B
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1955 May 21
Scope and Contents:
Creator: NBC Performers: Content: An episode of the NBC show sponsored by Swifts Premium and broadcast from Chicago with guest appearance by Groucho Marx. Includes "interview" between Heidt and Groucho, musical performances, high school talent contest, and conversation with Marty Marion, manager of the White Sox. The roll also includes commercials for Swifts Premium meats and ice cream. This appears to be almost the entire episode, although a Groucho as Dr. Hackenbush skit in AC0269-OF0007b is not included in this role. The episode described in AC0269-OF0007 with the Groucho portions removed.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref370

Groucho Special - You Bet Your Life

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print, 485 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0008
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
circa 1960
Scope and Contents:
Performers: Groucho Marx Content: A compilation reel of Groucho chatting with female contestants on You Bet Your Life.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref372

George E. Jessel Show

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print (kinescope), 1,450 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0009
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1953-1954
Scope and Contents:
Creator: ABC Performers: Groucho Marx, George E. Jessel Content: Jessel attempts to interview Groucho about his book and his play "Time for Elizabeth."
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref374

Groucho Tribute

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm color silent print)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0010
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
Performers: Groucho Marx

Content: Still image shots of Groucho as characters in famous paintings (Whistler's Mother, Mona Lisa) and on various magazine covers.

On the leader is the date 2-11-66. The film code date is 1966.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref376

The Arthur Murray Party

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print (kinescope), 545 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0011
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1953 November 16
Scope and Contents:
Creator: NBC Performers: Groucho Marx, Arthur Murray, Katherine Murray Content: Groucho appears as the guest on the show and dances with both Katherine and Arthur Murray. The show was sponsored by Liquinet and Kranks Shave Cream. The commercials are included.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref378

Who Said That?

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print (kinescope), 1,044 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0012
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1955 May 10
Scope and Contents:
Creator: Fred Friendly, broadcast on ABC

Performers: Groucho Marx (guest panalist), John Daly, Bob Considine, June Lockhart, Quincy Howe

Content: Groucho appears as a panelist on this quiz show in which the panelists attempted to identify who said "notable" quotes from the week's news. John Daly is the host.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref380

I've Got A Secret

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print (kinescope), 1,060 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0013
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1959 September 16
Scope and Contents:
Creator: Broadcast on CBS

Performers: Groucho Marx (contestant), Garry Moore (host), Henry Morgan,Betsy Palmer, Bill Cullen, Monique Van Vooren (panelists).

Content: Groucho has a secret. The show was sponsored by Winston and Salem cigarettes and includes the commercials.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref382

Groucho - Programme 3

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print, 970 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0014
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
Performers: Groucho Marx Content: The British version of YOU BET YOUR LIFE, which Groucho hosted for the BBC for 13 weeks during 1965 and 1966.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref384

Groucho - Programme 9

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print, 970 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0016
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1965-1966
Scope and Contents:
Performers: Groucho Marx Content: The British version of YOU BET YOUR LIFE which Groucho hosted for 13 weeks for the BBC during 1965 and 1966.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref386

Show Biz: An Entertainment History

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print (kinescope), 3,000 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0015-1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1955 October 9
Scope and Contents:
Description: Creator: Broadcast on NBC

Performers: Groucho Marx (narrator), Art Linkletter (host), Rosemary Clooney, Dennis Day, Eartha Kitt, Beatrice Kay, Bert Lahr, Buster Keaton, Phil Harris, Melinda Marx, and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra

Content: A 90 minute tribute to American "show business" that takes a musical look at the history of American entertainment from 1902.Melinda Marx sings a duet with her father. Songs include "This is the Army Mr. Jones," "You'll Never Walk Alone," and Rosemary Clooney singing "Rock Around the Clock." This kinescope also includes commercials for Sunbeam frypans and U.S. Rubber tires as well as a voice-over promo for the film, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref387

People Are Funny

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print, 900 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0507-OF0016
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1958
Scope and Contents:
Creator: John Guedel (producer) Broadcast on NBC.

Performers: Art Linkletter (host)

Content: People do silly tasks to earn prize money.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref390

People Are Funny

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print, 900 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0018
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1958
Scope and Contents:
Creator: John Guedel (producer) Broadcast on NBC.

Performers: Art Linkletter (host)

Content: People do silly tasks to earn prize money.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref392

The Perry Como Show

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print (kinescope), 1,900 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0019
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1956 December 15
Scope and Contents:
Creator: Broadcast on NBC.

Performers: Perry Como, Groucho Marx, Gina Lolobrigida, Johnny Ray, Jo Stafford Melinda Marx (guests)

Content: Episode, live from Miami, in honor of the 30th birthday of NBC. Groucho "chats" with Como and Lollobrigida and sings "Omaha, Nebraska"which he wrote with Harry Ruby. The show was written by Groucho friend Goodman Ace and broadcast on NBC. [commercials removed, some kine recording problems].
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref395

What Do you Want?

Collection Artist:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marx, Groucho (Julius Henry), 1890-1977 (comedian)  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white optical track print, 1,065 feet.)
Container:
Reel AC0269-OF0020
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
circa 1960
Scope and Contents:
Creator: John Guedel

Performers: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman

Content :Pilot episode of a "game" show in which contestants tell Groucho what they want and then answer questions for prize money. This program was not picked up for broadcast and this was the only episode produced.
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Groucho Marx Collection, 1911-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Groucho Marx Collection
Groucho Marx Collection / Series 9: Audiovisual / 9.1: Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0269-ref397

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