A Visit to Harpo’s Place: The Marx Brothers Family Rules and More
As many of you may already know, I am a huge fan of The Marx Brothers. I’ve enjoyed their movies ever since I was a little kid, thanks to my father, who introduced me to their movies. As I watched these films with my dad, he would explain to me about their quick wit (listen to every word), and their wonderful musicianship (look at Harpo play that harp). To this day, I laugh out loud whenever I watch their films, and marvel when I watch them joyously playing their instruments.
So today, in honor of Harpo Marx’s birthday (born over 130 years ago today, on Nov. 23, in 1888), I’d like to share the Marx Brothers Family Rules, which are posted on Harpo’s Place, the Official Arthur Harpo Marx Family Online Collection, curated by Harpo’s son Bill Marx.
Please do yourself a favor and check out the Harpo’s Place website. It’s a treasure trove of personal, heartfelt information and anecdotes penned by Bill Marx, with lots of wonderful and rare photos that will make you feel as if you’re part of the family. You can even see Harpo’s prop box and pictures of his hat, coat, wig and more (wow!).
There are too many pictures to count on the website, but I am posting three of my favorites here… Enjoy!
Hope you enjoyed this quick visit to Harpo’s Place!
— Annmarie Gatti from Classic Movie Hub