Art Ducko: An Illustrated History of the Marx Brothers

Art Ducko: An Illustrated History of the Marx Brothers

Cover art by Drew Struzan.

This lavishly illustrated deluxe tome on the first half of the Marx Brothers stage and film career—through all five of their Paramount films, concluding with “Duck Soup” (1933), covers page after page (512 pages, plus 6 illustrated endpapers) of large illustrations, posters, rare stills (many from the Marx Brothers family archive.) When and where possible the artist, or photo artist (photographer), or illustrator is credited when known. A very colorful book illustrating five very colorful and illustrious comedians.

Key book highlights include the following:

  • Hundreds of images and illustrations, including the final drawing (of The Four Marx Brothers) by Al Hirschfeld.
  • Full color four color printing throughout the book and on the front and back covers.
  • Books are strictly limited to a print run of 505 copies—digitally numbered on the front covers (e.g. “1 of 505”, “2 of 505”, etc.)
  • Hand-painted green gilding to three sides of book paper.
  • Laminated reinforced cover for a longer lasting book.
  • Blue foil reflective title on the spine.
  • Foreword by Bill Marx, Harpo Marx’s eldest son.

Book dimensions:

  • Cover: 9 ¼ inches by 12 ¼ inches, page size 9×12”, 1 7/8” thickness; 512 pages, 6 endpapers; weight is 5.80 lbs.
  • Publisher: Peasie Weasie Press
  • Publication date: July 4, 2018.