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Groucho Marx haunt in Hollywood Hills returns to market at $4.2 million

Groucho Marx’s former Hollywood Hills home
In Hollywood Hills, an elegant 1930s home once owned by actor Groucho Marx is on the market for $4.2 million.
(Keller Williams Hollywood Hills)

A Traditional-style home once owned by comic actor Groucho Marx is up for sale once again, this time for $4.2 million.

Marx bought the home in 1946, the same year he filmed “A Night in Casablanca,” and sold it a few years later. It has bounced around plenty since then, trading hands six times in the last three decades and most recently selling in 2017 for $3.81 million.

Built in 1935, the two-story estate pairs modern styles with elegant living spaces reminiscent of Old Hollywood. Herringbone wood covers the two-story foyer, and other highlights include a formal living room with ornate molding and a center-island kitchen with leaded glass windows.

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Four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms fill out the 3,700-square-foot floor plan, including a master suite that expands to a writer’s nook and private balcony. Bold colors and eye-catching wallpapers accent the other bedrooms.

Out back, French doors open to a hedged yard with a brick patio, swimming pool and spa. Off to the side, there’s a steam shower and sauna.

Jason Woodruff of Keller Williams Hollywood Hills holds the listing.

Marx, who died in 1977 at 86, starred in 13 films with the Marx Brothers, his family comedy group. His scores of credits include “Duck Soup,” “Animal Crackers” and TV’s “You Bet Your Life” in the 1950s.

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jack.flemming@latimes.com | Twitter: @jflem94


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