Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence Quotes.

1. "There is a metaphor somewhere in the story Groucho liked to tell about an encounter with one of his most illustrious peers, W. C. Fields. Fields took Groucho up to his attic, where the astonished Groucho discovered, as he later described it, $50,000 worth of booze up there in boxes. I said ‘Bill, why do you have all that whiskey up here? Don’t you know prohibition is over?’ ‘Well,’ he said, ‘It may come back.’ In"
- Lee Siegel, Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence

2. "Julius, who had a sour, bitter nature, became Groucho. (He was also the quartet’s treasurer, storing their wages in what vaudeville actors called a grouch bag.) Adolph, who played the harp, naturally became Harpo. Leonard the pathological womanizer Fisher dubbed Chico, pronounced Chick-o. Milton, so the story goes, became Gummo because, as a hypochondriac, he put on waterproof sneakers, known as gumshoes, at the first sign of rain. Their"
- Lee Siegel, Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence

3. "The same impulse to unman a social or cultural threat gambols across the exchange with Eliot. Why you haven’t been offered the lead in some sexy movies I can only attribute to the stupidity of casting directors, writes the movie star to the dour literary man."
- Lee Siegel, Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence

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