CHICO (LEONARD) MARX - INSCRIBED PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 56581
CHICO MARX The eldest member of the Marx Brothers signed this 8x10¼ sepia photograph Inscribed Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "Regards/To Tony/from/Chico Marx". Sepia, 8x10¼, actual image 7¼x9 with a white border (one surface).
Sale Price $722.50
CHICO MARX The eldest member of the Marx Brothers signed this 8x10¼ sepia photograph Inscribed Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "Regards/To Tony/from/Chico Marx". Sepia, 8x10¼, actual image 7¼x9 with a white border (one surface). William Morris Agency publicity photograph captioned: "Chico Marx/his Piano and his Orchestra". Leonard “Chico” Marx (1887-1961) was the oldest of the five Marx Brothers and one of the main three performers (including Groucho and Harpo). These three brothers appeared in 17 films together, 1 unreleased and probably lost (Humor Risk, 1921). In most of the films, Chico and Harpo play a troublemaking, crime-committing duo, with Harpo in the silent dunce role and Chico playing the crafty but dim-witted leader. After the brothers' mother and business manager passed away in 1929, Chico took over as business manager for the comedy group. He is credited with the first deal for performers that involved the receiving of a set percentage of a production's gross receipts. During the war years, Chico headed his own orchestra and created a solo comedy act that he continued into the late 1940s. Chico was a skillful imitator of Italian dialect, and he played the piano well enough to entertain an audience. Chico's financial difficulties were a major factor in the group's decision to remain active into the late 1940s and 1950s. They released A Night in Casablanca (1946) to help their brother pay off his gambling debts. Ink lightly smudged. Lightly creased at image more so at blank margins, nicked at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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