Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Groucho Marx biopic? From Rob Zombie? Go for it man! Never let them pin you down. (Unless you're into that kind of thing...)


Musician, horror filmmaker, and social media pariah Rob Zombie has decided that his next project will be a film about the final years of famed stage and screen comedian Groucho Marx.

The feature will be based on Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House, a memoir written by Steve Stoliar, who worked as Marx’s his personal secretary and archivist during the last years of the comedy icon’s life. 

In the book, Stoliar talks extensively about the relationship he developed with Marx and the many fascinating famous personalities he encountered along the way, from Mae West to Jack Lemmon and even Marx’s own brothers Gummo and Zeppo. He also documents his dealings with Erin Fleming, an obscure Canadian actress who became Marx’s companion and exerted much control and influence over his life and career (though she did receive credit for helping to revive his career towards the end of his life).

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