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Chico Marx Collection

The oldest of the Marx Brothers, Chico Marx used his con artist gag and his smart hustler skills to bring the brothers to stardom.

5 old time radio show recordings
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5 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from October 07, 1944:

"Command Performance with Dinah Shore and Chico Marx"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Harpo Groucho Chico
Born Leonard Marx, Chico Marx was the oldest of the Marx Brothers. His nickname was orginally pronoucing "Chick-oh" not "Cheek-oh" because he was a "chicken chaser" as in he liked the ladies.

Chico Marx developed his well known crafty con artist persona with a bad Italian accent early in childhood mimicking boys in the neighborhood. Chico MarxAs a boy, being the eldest he was given piano lessons and became quite proficient playing the piano and would get so many gigs that his younger brother and lookalike Harpo would fill in.

Chico Marx was known for his keyboard flamboyance on the piano often "shooting" the keys off the piano. In some of the Marx Brother's films he can been seen playing the piano with his fists and elbows.

When the Marx Brother's mother and manager Minnie Marx died, Chico Marx became the manager of the group. His connections to the film industry allowed the brother to further their careers and profit more from each movie made making 15% of total gross. It was under his guidance and hustling charms that the Marx Brother became stars in Hollywood.

He was a compulsive womanizer and gambler and kept his career going long after his brothers retired. They came together again for his benefit to make "A Night in Casablanca" in 1946 to help him earn money again. The brothers finally took his money and gave him an allowance to help curb his spending and gambling.

See also: Groucho Marx Collection and Harpo Marx Collection.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 50 min
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      5 shows - total playtime 3 hours 50 minutes
      1. Command Performance 441007 141 Dinah Shore Art Chico Marx.mp3
      2. Command Performance 460131 209 R Young J Benny Chico Marx.mp3
      3. Hall of Fame 450318 066 Chico Marx.mp3
      4. Hollywood Hotel 370611 Al Jolson Marx Brothers Inc.mp3
      5. The Circle 390122 02 R Colman C Lombard G C Marx C.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 50 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      5 shows - total playtime 3 hours 50 minutes
      1. Command Performance 441007 141 Dinah Shore Art Chico Marx.mp3
      2. Command Performance 460131 209 R Young J Benny Chico Marx.mp3
      3. Hall of Fame 450318 066 Chico Marx.mp3
      4. Hollywood Hotel 370611 Al Jolson Marx Brothers Inc.mp3
      5. The Circle 390122 02 R Colman C Lombard G C Marx C.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    5 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 50 min

    Disc A001

    1. Hollywood Hotel 370611 Al Jolson Marx Brothers Inc

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    Disc A002

    1. The Circle 390122 02 R Colman C Lombard G C Marx C

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    Disc A003

    1. Command Performance 441007 141 Dinah Shore Art Chico Marx

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    Disc A004

    1. Hall of Fame 450318 066 Chico Marx

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    Disc A005

    1. Command Performance 460131 209 R Young J Benny Chico Marx

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