The Marx Brothers Council Podcast

The Marx Brothers Council Podcast

26 “The Marx Brothers In A Nutshell” In A Nutshell

July 23, 2020

Our long overdue look at the definitive Marx Brothers documentary, with special guests, producer/meme Robert B. Weide, and writer/editor Joe Adamson.

The guys take us on Nutshell’s long journey, full of roadblocks and last minute scrambling. How did they get both Paramount and MGM clips when told it was impossible? Why did PBS viewers not see Woody Allen, and no one see Betty Marx? What happens when you ask Gene Kelly to do a retake? These and other questions you never asked will all be answered...

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Name-checked in this episode: Kurt Vonnegut, Lauren Bacall, Mort Sahl