Friday, April 24, 2020
Marx Brothers Poster Cards
It should go without saying that I'm a big Marx Brothers fan. I have been since the 70's. I wish I could say I have some hugely awesome collection of memorabilia. Most of what I have is books. I learned about these cards from a post by Corky at Pack War two years ago. I recall looking at the individual cards on ebay. I ended up getting a complete set of 72 cards for $8.00 shipped. As you can see from the backs, the set includes a strange mishmash of Stars, Monsters and Comedy. The Duck Soup poster looks like it belongs in the monster genre if you ask me. I'm not sure where they found all of the images. Anyway here are the five Marx Brothers representatives. I doubt anyone will take the time to watch all the videos but those from the first three movies are cinema classics. I wouldn't waste my time on the last two. I think they made them primarily to cover Chico's gambling debts.