Four of the Three Musketeers

The Marx Brothers on Stage

“As far as I’m concerned, the Marx Brothers practically invented comedy. And I love this great new book about them by Robert Bader!”
- JERRY SEINFELD

“A new benchmark in Marx scholarship"
- LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Fascinating”
- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Before film made them international comedy legends, the Marx Brothers developed their comic skills on stage for twenty-five years. In Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage, Robert S. Bader offers the first comprehensive history of the foursome’s hardscrabble early years honing their act in front of live audiences. READ MORE

UPCOMING EVENTS!

TODAY IN MARX BROTHERS HISTORY

August 3, 2021

August 3rd

Leonard Marx and Betty Karp were married in Chicago, Illinois on this day in 1917 – although they claimed to have been married on March 22 to make their daughter’s birth on January 13, 1918 more respectable.
August 2, 2021

August 2nd

Julius Marx opened in The Man of Her Choice at the Colonial Theatre in Annapolis, Maryland on this day in 1906.
 

Hear Vaudeville Songs and Stories!

Vintage recordings of songs the Marx Brothers performed in vaudeville by the original artists, and some recollections of the period by Groucho.