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The Marx Brothers and Chicago

On this virtual walking tour, learn about The Marx Brothers' Chicago connections
three men in funny positions
The Marx Brothers, Wikimedia

Did you know The Marx Brothers comedy team lived in Chicago for more than a decade? And were you aware the films they created spoke directly to the experiences of early 20th-century immigrants?


Let's get the scoop!


On this virtual tour, you'll walk with Chicago Movie Tours to the Marx Brothers' Chicago home and learn about a subgenre of film called anarchic comedy. You'll also take a quick ride down a slice of historic Route 66 and see where the Marx family once owned a chicken farm. (Yes, really, a chicken farm.)


To watch the full virtual walking tour (approx. 25 min.), join our movie club!


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