The Marx Brothers:
A Bibliography of Book and Articles in the UC Berkeley Library












Adamson, Joe.
Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and sometimes Zeppo : a history of the Marx Brothers and a satire on the rest of the world New York : Pocket Books, 1976, c1973.
MAIN: PN2297.M3 A4
PFA : PN2297.M3 A4 1976

Adamson, Joe.
"Joe Adamson on Monkey Business." Film Comment. Fall 1971. Vol. 7, Iss. 3; p. 55 (3 pages)
UC users only

Adamson, Joseph
" The Seventeen Preliminary Scripts of "A Day at the Races"." Cinema Journal Issue: 8:2 (1969:Spring) p.2
UC users only

Ager, C.
"A day at the races." In: American movie critics : an anthology from the silents until now / edited by Phillip Lopate. New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, c2006.
Main Stack PN1995.A448 2006
Moffitt PN1995.A448 2006

Anobile, Richard J.
Why a duck? Visual and verbal gems from the Marx Brothers movies. New York, Darien House [1971]
PFA : PN2297.M3 A5 1971

Arce, Hector.
Groucho New York : Putnam, c1979
MAIN: PN2287.M53 .A7 1978

Baker, Aaron.
"Ethnic Talk, Crazy Talk." In: American cinema of the 1930s : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85735 2007

Brauer, Ralph A.
"When The Lights Went Out: Hollywood, the Depression and the Thirties." Journal of Popular Film & Television 1981 8(4): 18-29 12p.
UC users only
The films of 1930-40 reflect various cinematic responses to both the Depression and the New Deal - responses ranging from the cynical anarchy of the Marx Brothers to the good-natured optimism of Frank Capra - a variety that reflects conflicting popular attitudes.

Cavallero, Jonathan J.
"Gangsters, Fessos, Tricksters, AND Sopranos: The Historical Roots of Italian American Stereotype Anxiety." Journal of Popular Film & Television. Summer 2004. Vol. 32, Iss. 2; p. 50
UC users only
Analyzes how Italian ethnicity was portrayed in 1930's Hollywood films, and how it has evolved, via studies of stereotypical depictions of gangsters, 'fessos' or fools such as the characters played by Erik Rhodes, and tricksters exemplified by Chico's role in many Marx Brothers films.

Cavell, Stanley
"Nothing goes without saying : reading the Marx brothers (1994)." In: Cavell on film / edited and with an introduction by William Rothman. Albany : State University of New York Press, 2005.
Main Stack PN1995.C396 2005
PFA PN1995.C396 2005

A century of the Marx Brothers
Edited by Joseph Mills. Newcastle, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2297.M3 C38 2007

Chandler, Charlotte.
Hello, I must be going : Groucho and his friends Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1978.
MAIN: PN2287.M53 C5
PFA : PN2287.M37 C5 1978

Crichton, Kyle
The Marx Brothers. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1950.
MAIN: PN2297.M3 C7 1950; Storage Info: $B 412 946
PFA : PN2297.M3 C7 1950

Dale, Alan S.
"The Marx Brothers: The Buoyant Refuse of Our Teeming Shore." In: Comedy is a man in trouble : slapstick in American movies / Alan Dale. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2000.
Main Stack PN1995.9.C55.D35 2000
PFA PN1995.9.C55.D35 2000
Available online [UC Berkeley users only]

Donnelly, William.
"A theory of the comedy of The Marx Brothers." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Winter71/72 Issue 3, p8-15, 8p

Ellis, Allen W.
"Yes, Sir: The Legacy of Zeppo Marx." Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 15-27, Aug 2003
UC users only

Eyles, Allen.
The complete films of the Marx Brothers Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, 1992.
MOFF: PN2297.M3 E85 1992

Eyles, Allen.
The Marx brothers : their world of comedy London, Zwemmer; [Cranbury] N. J., Barnes [1966]
MAIN: PN2297.M3 E9
PFA : PN2297.M3 E9 1969 [different edition]

Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel : the Marx Brothers' lost radio show
Edited by Michael Barson. New York : Pantheon, 1988.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1991.77 .F591 1988

French, Tony
"I Wonder Whatever Became of Me? A Note on the Marx Brothers." Cineaction 55 (July 2001) p. 40-49

Fuentes Luque, Adrian
'An Empirical Approach to the Reception of AV Translated Humour: A Case Study of the Marx Brothers 'Duck Soup'." Translator: Studies in Intercultural Communication, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 293-306, 2003

Galestin, Paul
"The Marx Brothers: Verbal and Visual Nonsense in Their Films." In: Explorations in the field of nonsense / edited by Wim Tigges. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 1987.
Main Stack PN605.N65.E91 1987

Gardner, Martin A.
The Marx Brothers as social critics : satire and comic nihilism in their films / Martin A. Gardner. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2297.M3 G37 2009

Gehring, Wes D.
Groucho and W.C. Fields : Huckster comedians Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1994.
MAIN: PN2287.M53 G44 1994
MOFF: PN2287.M53 G44 1994

Gehring, Wes D.
The Marx brothers : a bio-bibliography New York : Greenwood Press, 1987.
MOFF: PN2297.M3 G44 1987
MAIN: PN2297.M3 G441 1987
Contents via Google books

Gehring, Wes D.
"The Marx of Time." Thalia: Studies in Literary Humor, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 25-33, Spring 1989

Groch, John R.
"What Is a Marx Brother? Critical Practice, Industrial Practice, and the Notion of the Comic Auteur." The Velvet Light Trap, vol. 26, pp. 28-41, Fall 1990

Haas, Scott.
"The Marx Brothers, Jews, and My Four-Year-Old Daughter." Cineaste, vol. 19 no. 2-3. 1992. pp: 48-49.
Essay on the Marx Brothers' film "Duck soup" and Jewish identity.

Hooray for Captain Spaulding : verbal & visual gems from "Animal crackers"
[selected] by Richard J. Anobile. New York : [Darien House] : Distributed by Crown Publishers, [1974]
PFA : PN1997.A544 H6 1974;

Inside the NBC vault Today show interviews with Harpo Marx, 1961, Groucho Marx, 1963, William Marx, 1985 (video recording)
Interviews conducted during The today show on May 3, 1961 (Harpo), Nov. 8, 1963 (Groucho), and July 17, 1985 (William).
Media Resources Center: DVD 5581

Janik, Vicki K.
"The Marx Brothers." In: Fools and jesters in literature, art, and history : a bio-bibliographical sourcebook / edited by Vicki K. Janik ; Emmanuel S. Nelson, advisory editor. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Doe Refe PN1583.F66 1998 Biographies

Kanfer, Stefan.
Groucho : the life and times of Julius Henry Marx New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2000.
MAIN: PN2287.M53 K36 2000

Kramer, Lawrence
"Glottis envy: the Marx Brothers' A Night at the Opera." In: Musical meaning [electronic resource] : toward a critical history / Lawrence Kramer Berkeley : University of California Press, c2002
Available online [UCB users only]

Lieberfeld, Daniel; Sanders, Judith.
"Here Under False Pretenses: the Marx Brothers Crash the Gates. American Scholar v64, n1 (Wntr, 1995):103 (6 pages).
UC users only
"Highlights the Marx Brothers' Jewish immigrant heritage, as animating their unique and complex comic vision. Marx Brothers' role in movies as gatecrashers into the world of the Gentile elite; Adoption of explicitly ethnic roles; Marx Brothers comedies as fantasies of liberation from social constraint." [Ebsco]

Louvish, Simon.
Monkey business : the lives and legends of the Marx Brothers : Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo, with added Gummo New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000, c1999.
MOFF: PN2297.M3 L68 1999
Contents via Google books

Marx, Arthur
Life with Groucho New York, Simon and Schuster, 1954.
MAIN: PN2287.M57 M3

The Marx Brothers : Monkey business, Duck soup and A day at the races / with an introduction by Karl London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1993.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .M657 1993

Marx, Groucho
The essential Groucho : writings by, for, and about Groucho Marx New York : Vintage Books, 2000.
MAIN: PN2287.M53 A25 2000

Marx, Groucho
The Marx Bros. scrapbook New York : Darien House; distributed by Crown Publishers, 1973.
MAIN: PN2297.M3 M31

The Marx Brothers : Monkey business, Duck soup and A day at the races
With an introduction by Karl French. London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1993.
MAIN: PN1997 .M657 1993

Marx, Groucho
Memoirs of a mangy lover New York : Manor Books, 1964, c1963.
PFA : PN6162 .M25x 1964

Mellencamp, Patricia
"Jokes and Their Relation to the Marx Brothers." In: Cinema and language / edited by Stephen Heath and Patricia Mellencamp. Frederick, MD : University Publications of America, c1983.
Main Stack PN1995.C4863 1983

Morris, Christopher D.
"The Ithyphallus as Lacanian Signifier in the Marx Brothers' Comedies." Film Criticism, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 11-18, Fall 1987 UC users only

Nathan, Daniel A.
"'I'm against It!': The Marx Brothers' Horse Feathers as Cultural Critique; or, Why Big-Time College Football Gives Me a Haddock." In: All-stars & movie stars : sports in film & history / edited by Ron Briley, Michael K. Schoenecke, and Deborah A. Carmichael. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S67.A45 2008

O'Brien, G.
"Groucho and his brothers." In: Castaways of the image planet : movies, show business, public spectacle / Geoffrey O'Brien. Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, c2002.
Main Stack PN1994.O25 2002

Rosten, Leo
"The Lunar World of Groucho Marx." Harper's Magazine 216:1297 (1958:June) p.31 UC users only

Sennett, Ted.
Laughing in the dark : movie comedy from Groucho to Woody New York : St. Martin's Press, c1992.
MAIN: PN1995.9.C55 S397 1992
MOFF: PN1995.9.C55 S397 1992

Stock, Oliviero
"Password Swordfish: Verbal Humour in the Interface." Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 2003, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p281, 15p
UC users only

Stone, Edward
"Groucho and Adolf." Journal of Popular Film, 2:3 (1973:Summer) p.219 UC users only

Tiersma, Peter Meijes.
Language-based humor in the Marx Brothers films Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Linguistics Club, 1985.
MAIN: PN1995.9.C55 T53 1985

Ulmer, Gregory L.
"'A Night at the Text': Roland Barthes's Marx Brothers." Yale French Studies, vol. 73, pp. 38-57, 1987
UC users only

Ward, J. A.
"The Hollywood Metaphor: The Marx Brothers, S. J. Perelman, and Nathanael West." In: S.J. Perelman : critical essays / [edited by] Steven H. Gale. New York : Garland Pub., 1992.
Main Stack PS3531.E6544.Z693 1992

Why a duck? Visual and verbal gems from the Marx Brothers movies
Anobile, Richard J., ed New York; Darien House, 1971
Main (Gardner) Stacks XM80.23013

Winokur, Mark.
"The Marx Brothers and the Search for the Landsman." In: American Laughter: The Immigrant as Theme in American Comdey Film [Dissertation, 985]
Main PN1995.9.C55 W52 1996
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 W52 1996

Winokur, Mark.
"'Smile Stranger': Aspects of Immigrant Humor in the Marx Brothers' Humor." Literature/ Film Quarterly, vol. 13 no. 3. 1985. pp: 161-171.
UC users only

Zimmerman, Paul D.
Les Marx Brothers au cinema Paris, Solar [1972]
MAIN: PN2297.M3 Z5141; Storage Info: B 5 055 928

Zimmerman, Paul D.
The Marx Brothers at the movies New York, Putnam [1968]
MAIN: PN2297.M3 .Z5; Storage Info: B 3 451 002
MOFF: PN2297.M3 .Z5
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