CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2011 |
Arthur Marx, a veteran television writer, playwright, celebrity biographer and memoirist who wrote extensively about an often fractious life with his father, comedic legend Groucho Marx, has died. He was 89 and died of natural causes Thursday at his Los Angeles home, said his son, Andy. Marx was the only son of Groucho, who, with his exaggerated eyebrows, mustache and mastery of the lightning-quick, ad-libbed putdown, was the most prominent member of the Marx Brothers. "His father was never far from him," said actor Frank Ferrante, who portrayed the iconic comedian in the 1986-87 off-Broadway production of "Groucho: A Life in Revue," written by Marx and Robert Fisher.
HOME & GARDEN
March 2, 2011 |
Update: The Beverly Hills home where former owner Groucho Marx left his marks ? initials carved into concrete on the driveway and near the pool ? has sold for $5.8 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The 1927 Spanish-style estate had been maintained by the same family for the last half-century. The two-story residence has about 6,000 square feet of living space on more than an acre of grounds with a swimming pool and mature trees, including some fruit trees that Marx planted.
HOME & GARDEN
June 23, 2010 |
A longtime home of film comic Groucho Marx is listed in Beverly Hills at $6,995,000. The Spanish-style estate has been maintained by the same family for the last half-century. Marx's initials are carved into the concrete in two spots — the driveway and near the pool. A copper storage unit that the actor made in the upstairs office to store his signature cigars is intact. Fruit trees that he planted remain on the property. Marx was interviewed by Edward R. Murrow in the house in the '50s.
HOME & GARDEN
September 5, 2009 |
Pop star Natasha Bedingfield, who launched her own British invasion of the U.S. airwaves with such often-played hits as "Unwritten," has purchased a home in the Los Feliz area for $2.3 million. The London-born singer-songwriter bought a 4,792-square-foot contemporary with four bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, a media room, gym and office in three stories. The recently renovated house, built in 1953, has city light and mountain views. There is a swimming pool and a detached three-car garage with a guesthouse above.
July 19, 2008
Memo to letter writer Jim Freed [July 12]: It was Chico Marx (dressed as Groucho), who asked, "Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?" You don't have to believe me, though. Watch "Duck Soup" and see it for your own eyes. Elton Brand might prefer this Groucho quote, however: "I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it." Jason Winston Riverside
February 24, 2007 |
It was a different time, but it could apply to today's sports world. Professor Quincy Wagstaff, the newly appointed president of Huxley College, addressing two professors, asks, "Do we have a university? Do we have a football team?" When the professors say, "Yes," Wagstaff replies, "Well, we can't afford both. Tomorrow we start tearing down the university." The above is from the 1932 Marx brothers movie "Horse Feathers." The role of Wagstaff is played by Groucho Marx.