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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

TWTD Archive – September 20th, 1997

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TIME MARXES ON 

Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, September 20, 1997 

COMMAND PERFORMANCE #137(9-9-44)  Excerpt.  Groucho Marx in a radio quiz show spoof: Doctor People Are Double and Take It Truth or Ignorance It Pays to Be Information.”

BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW (5-9-46) Gracie needs a “snooping reporter” for her Hollywood gossip column. She asks Harpo Marx to do the job.

FITCH BANDWAGON (1943)   Excerpt. Chico Marx plays “Beer Barrel Polka.”

MONITOR (10-5-63) A salute to Groucho Marx on his 68th birthday as he reflects upon his career.

SATURDAY AT THE SHAMROCK (12-18-50) Excerpt.  From the Shamrock Hotel inHouston,Texas,Chico and Harpo give a sample of their nightclub act.

FLYWHEEL, SHYSTER AND FLYWHWEEL (1991) First program in the BBC series based on scripts used by Groucho and Chico Marx on the Five Star Theatre in 1932.

COMMAND PERFORMANCE #125 (6-17-44)  Excerpt with Ken Carpenter, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, and Harpo Marx who plays “My Blue Heaven” while Bing sings.

YOU BET YOUR LIFE (1947) Groucho Marx records the audition show for his comedy quiz program.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST is Marx Brothers fan and historian IRA DOLNIK who will talk about the careers of Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo Marx.