Signed and Inscribed to Harpo Marx and His Wife Frankfurter, Felix [1882-1965]. Felix Frankfurter Reminisces: An Intimate Portrait as Recorded in Talks with Dr. Harlan B. Phillips. New York: Reynal & Company. . Sixth printing. [ix], 310 pp. Cloth in price-clipped dust jacket with some edgwear and minor chips and tears, bookplate of Harpo and Susan Marx to front pastedown, signed presentation inscription from Frankfurter to front free endpaper. A wonderful association copy. $2,000. * First edition, sixth printing. The inscription reads "For/Harpo Marx, whose Susan,/through the magic of her own charm,/has endowed him with more charm/than his own powers could generate,/with the judicial and therefore sober regard of/ Felix Frankfurter/February 8 '62". This incisive and fascinating collection of memoirs was transcribed from a series of interviews with Phillips conducted for the Columbia University Oral History Research Department. The interviews trace his life and career and examine his thoughts on such topics as religion and the function of judges. Arthur Marx [1888-1964], famous as "Harpo," the non-speaking Marx brother, enjoyed books and the company of intelligent people. He was a member of the famous Algonquin Round Table. He married the American actress Susan Fleming [1908-2002] on September 28, 1936. They established a home in Rancho Mirage, a community near Palm Springs, and remained married until Harpo's death. Fleming left Hollywood after she married and devoted the rest of her life to community affairs, political work and philanthropy.
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