Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A Day at the Races

MGM had a string of terrific full-page trade ads for the Marx Brothers. I spotted these in The Film Daily in rooting through some 1937 editions and pass them on.

Yeah, Harpo should probably be playing the metal fence but the art’s great anyway. I gather that piece is by Jacques Kapralik.

Here’s a Metro comic strip that you can blow up. I’d love to see the colour version.

1 comment:

  1. Metro definitely had the most enthusiastic promotion department during the 1930s -- they'd try pretty much everything (though looking at the drawings and cutouts of the Brothers Marx for "Races", I'm still surprised at that trailer TCM posted a while ago, which had the animated Leo promoting Joan Crawford's "No More Ladies" -- you'd think the animated effort would have fit better with promoting "A Night at the Opera", especially given H&I's love of animating Groucho, Chico and Harpo).