When I was 13 back in 1971 I was stuck at home with my older brother, who I couldn't stand, and the only thing on tv was something called Monkey Business starring the Marx Brothers, whoever they were. Well, we watched it together and became lifetime fans. The movie also changed our relationship, which became better since we had these four wild men in common. Harpo has always been my favorite and since I'm new to this forum I thought I'd post my Harpo Marx Home Tour, from New York City to Palm Springs.
I hope you all enjoy it.
NEW YORK CITY
354 East 62nd Street - Upper East Side
217 East 78th Street - Upper East Side
1890 - 1895
239 East 114th Street: Groucho was born here on October 2, 1890.
137 East 119th Street: lived here for two years
234 East 122nd Street: briefly
703 East 135th Street
1895 - 1909
179 East 93rd Street - Manhattan: they lived here
3rd Street - Goodkinds Bakery: Harpo worked here as a boy stacking wood.
The Seville Hotel: Harpo also worked here as a bellhop
96th Street And Lexington - PS 86: Chico and Harpo attended this school before dropping out
1909 - 1912
4696 Calumet Avenue: The family lived here
1912 - 1917
4512 Grand Blvd (now: 4512 S. King Dr.): Minnie bought this three-story Brownstone. She put a thousand dollars down payment with a $20,000 mortage.
1917 - 1920
La Grange, Illinois: The Marx family moved to this 27 acre farm on US 66, Route 45.
NEW YORK CITY
East 57th Street - New York City: Harpo lived here in a penthouse apartment
8152 West Sunset Blvd - West Hollywood, The Garden of Allah
8358 West Sunset Blvd - Los Angeles
The Sunset Towers Apartments, 1930s
123 North Elm Drive - Beverly Hills
720 N. Maple Drive - Beverly Hills, 1930s
9401 Sunset Blvd - Hollywood, 1933. (Chico had lived there 1931-1933)
701 North Canon Drive - Beverly Hills
9437 Santa Monica Blvd - Beverly Hills,
PALM SPRINGS / RANCHO MIRAGE
Harpo and Susan Marx
71-111 La Paz Road, "El Rancho Harpo": Harpo was living here until his death on September 28, 1964 (Google Earth placemark)
37-962 Da Vall: at the Tamarisk Country Club
37-631 Palm View Drive
Neshobe Island, Lake Bomoseen, Vermont: Harpo spent much time here with Alexander Woolcoot
I am your age. Over New years eve. TCM showded the Marx brothers movies. I fell in love with Harpo's playing. I went out and bought their DVDs. Thank you