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Two Harpo pics

Two Harpo pics

Jan. 13, 1954: Harpo Marx and his kids pose for Los Angeles Times staff photographer Bruce Cox.

This stand-alone photo was published with the following caption:

Children of Harpo, the silent Marx brother, don wigs and demonstrate that they too have the happy gift of pantomime. From laugh to riot are Alec, Jimmy (who couldn’t help peeking), Minnie and father Harpo himself.

Two days later, another Bruce Cox photo of Harpo Marx, shown below from the L.A. Times electronic archives, was published promoting a youth concert by the comedian. The accompanying story began:

Children in the third through eighth grades in the San Gabriel Valley area have a treat in store Jan. 24 when the second in the series of youth concerts will be presented at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium at 3 p.m.

Harpo Marx, a comedian who is also a harpist, will be guest artist playing with the Pasadena Civic Symphony Orchestra — replete with his famed wig, his humorous antics combined with his superb playing, to assure an amusing and instructive afternoon for the young audience.

An educated guess would be that these two images came from the same photo shoot.

3 Comments

  1. January 13, 2011, 2:50 pm

    What treasures. Beautiful images, thank you for sharing.

    By: TheresaZphotography
  2. January 13, 2011, 9:47 pm

    Harp on, Harpo!

    By: Harpon
  3. October 11, 2015, 8:14 am

    The children were all adopted! Harpo was said to be a very living family man..once he finally settled down!

    By: artsytyger@mail.com

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