GROUCHO (JULIUS) MARX - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/19/1953 - HFSID 202435
Sale Price $935.00
He writes to his ex-wife about their 26-year-old daughter.
TLS: "Groucho", 1p, 7¼x10½. (Los Angeles), 1953 November 19. To Mrs. Ruth Marx, Chatsworth, California. In full: "I saw Miriam yesterday. She weighs 120 pounds and she looks wonderful. I bought her a new automobile, two suits and three cashmere sweaters. She's in love with some fellow in Topeka (and this time it looks like it's for keeps) and all in all I think you will be very happy when you see her. If all goes well she plans on coming out this summer for a couple of weeks. Regards." Lightly creased. Fine condition. With original stamped postmarked envelope. Lightly soiled at blank margins, rust stains at postmark. GROUCHO MARX (1890-1977) married Ruth Johnstone on February 4, 1920. They were divorced on July 15, 1942. They had two children, a son, Arthur (born 1921) and a daughter, MIRIAM (born 1927). Marx was later married to Katherine Gorcey (1945-1951) and to Eden Hartford (1954-1969). All three marriages ended in divorce. At the time of this letter, Groucho was single. He married Eden eight months later. His quiz show, You Bet Your Life, was televised from 1950-1961. Love, Groucho: Letters from Groucho Marx to His Daughter Miriam, edited by Miriam Marx Allen, was published in 1993. Two items.
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