Take a guided tour of the spots with a connection to the Marx Brothers and the 1920s of Jazz Age Manhattan. The tour begins at the legendary Algonquin Hotel, where Harpo Marx was a regular at the legendary Round Table of famous writers. It’s one of a month-long schedule of NYC events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fab four brothers – native New Yorkers – whose stage names were Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Gummo.
Follow in the footsteps of the Marx Brothers, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman, and Edna Ferber and visit the former speakeasies, Broadway playhouses, and landmarks associated with this colorful, brilliant and entertaining cast of characters. Th walk is led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society and author of Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide.
Saturday, May 31 at noon. Tickets are $20 from Marxfest.com.
Since I’ve worn eyeglasses most of my life, I’m particularly fond of the Dorothy Parker quip that “men never make passes at girls who wear glasses”.