Marx Brothers and the 1930sMarx Brothers and the 1930s9 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The start of the 1930s was also the start of the Marx brother's movie career as a comedy team. The film industry was still fairly new, but already fully embraced by Americans in every state. The trio of feisty, frisky, quick witted trouble makers quickly won the hearts of the country and kept them in stitches long after the decade became a distant memory. At a time when the rules had been freshly laid out for the Motion Picture Association, it's surprising to see just how much the brothers pushed the boundaries without repercussion. Where most rebels of the past were unappreciated in their time, the Marx brothers received applause for their antics, which begs the question, were they, like many comedians throughout the ages, just a sounding board for the people of their generation?
The Marx brothers were never strangers to the stage. Early on, Chico played the piano in pubs and Groucho sang as a boy soprano in protestant churches. Groucho was the first to try and get into show business,
Harpo SpeaksHarpo Speaks9 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Carruthers had half a face. He actually had a whole face, but the bottom half was so magnificently beautiful – perfectly dimpled chin with just a hint of stubble, lean lips curling to reveal straight, white teeth, and skin so creamy you could dip strawberries in it – that everybody just forgot what the top half looked like. His forehead (probably quite charming too, if left to its own devices) faded from memory, his nose lost in the glow of that breathtaking zero-point-five of a visage. Not that it bothered Carruthers especially. He just enjoyed being admired.
And admired he was. He was the only man I ever knew to get seedy remarks thrown his way by builders, and Carruthers would wave back at them, generously offering a smile.