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Groucho Gave Secretary High Marx: Author Steve Stoliar Recalls His Days as Groucho Marx's Secretary

Steve Karras | Posted 04.07.2013 | Comedy
Steve Karras

Stoliar's storied tenure as Groucho Marx's secretary is tempered with highs and lows, bookended by the psychotic Erin Fleming -- Groucho's young and mercurial life manager and companion who hitched her wagon to the star in his declining years.

Sweet Bye and Bye

Howard Kissel | Posted 12.23.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Sweet Bye and Bye has always been a legend. Its parentage was extraordinary -- Perelman and Hirschfeld wrote the book, Ogden Nash the lyrics and Vernon Duke the score. If Broadway operated like the Preakness that pedigree should have been surefire.

A Perelman Cultural Mashup, or: Oh, Those Oscars!

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dalton-Beninato

During this year's Oscars, there was so much live blogging it could make you pine for zombies. Not that dead Tweeting would have been an upgrade, ther...

Where's Ed Newman When You Need Him?

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Winship

I was in London last week when news came of the death of the great NBC newsman Edwin Newman. He was that rare thing, a gentleman, although "genteelly rumpled and genially grumpy."