AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Double-Album (LP) Inscribed by Groucho to his nurse. Groucho Marx, T. S. Eliot.
AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Double-Album (LP) Inscribed by Groucho to his nurse.
AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Double-Album (LP) Inscribed by Groucho to his nurse.
AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Double-Album (LP) Inscribed by Groucho to his nurse.

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Double-Album (LP) Inscribed by Groucho to his nurse.

(Beverly Hills: A & M Records Inc., 1972). First edition. A&M SP3515. Double album with single leaf insert. INSCRIBED BY GROUCHO ON FRONT COVER in purple, "To Barbara a good nurse and a nice woman / Groucho." It is likely the inscription is to Barbara Winger Bruner, who worked for Marx in 1977, the final year of his life. This best-selling album was recorded at Carnegie Hall during Marx's last one-man show. The insert features a pictorial collage and "quotes" from celebrities including T. S. Eliot -- "Your portrait hangs on my wall next to W. B. Yeats. You are my most coveted pin-up. And I am your utmost admirer." A reference, no doubt, to the actual photograph of Groucho Eliot professed to have hung on his wall. (In a letter to Groucho, "Eliot assured Groucho that one of [the signed photographs] now hung on a wall in his office, 'with other famous friends such as W. B. Yeats and Paul Valery.' " -- Lee Siegel, "The Fraught Friendship of T. S. Eliot and Groucho Marx"; The New Yorker, June 25, 2014). Fine.
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Price: $750.00

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