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Papers, 1928-1971

Marx, Groucho, 1890-1977

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)
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  • Papers of an actor, comedian, and writer, including correspondence and copies of scripts for Animal Crackers (Para., 1930), Duck Soup (Para., 1933), A Night at the Opera (MGM, 1935), and eight other Marx Brothers films, the originals of which are held by the Library of Congress. The correspondence is between Marx and his friend, Dr. Samuel Salinger, the donor of this portion of the collection. Generally personal in nature, the letters contain references to socialized medicine, World War II, and Marx's career.


  • Presented by Groucho Marx, Beverly Hills, California, 1966, and by Samuel Salinger, Palm Springs, California, 1972.