RAISED EYEBROWS: My Years Inside Groucho’s House is the bittersweet story of the last years in the life of Groucho Marx, told by a young Marx Brothers fan who was fortunate enough to work for Groucho as his personal secretary and archivist, right inside Marx’s Beverly Hills home. In addition to getting to know his hero, the author was able to spend quality time with Zeppo, Gummo, Mae West, George Burns, Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon, S.J. Perelman, Steve Allen, and scores of other luminaries of stage, screen, TV and literature. The downside of this dream-come-true was getting close to his idol as the curtain was coming down, and dealing with Erin Fleming – the mercurial woman in charge of Groucho’s personal and professional life. Filled with never-before-seen photos and anecdotes, with an introduction by Dick Cavett.
The author has written a new Afterword for this edition, detailing events and experiences that have taken place in the 15 years since the book was originally published, and there is a terrific cover drawing by artist extraordinaire, Drew Friedman.
“A real page-turner that is by turns startling, shocking and as engrossing as a good novel. What a splendid book it is.” — DICK CAVETT
“It’s one of the best books about a show-business icon I’ve ever read…It makes Groucho live so much more than the conventional bios.” — WOODY ALLEN
“Raised Eyebrows is an intimate account of one of our national treasures – Groucho Marx. It’s written by a young man who was fortunate enough to live with and work for Groucho, and if he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, who would? It has a unique insider’s point of view and is a fascinating study of a man who was one of the kings of comedy.” – JACK LEMMON
“In this delightful report, Mr. Stoliar brings the real Groucho alive with wit, tears and all.” — STEVE ALLEN
In February of 2022, Cold Iron Pictures announced they were going to produce a film version of RAISED EYEBROWS starring Geoffrey Rush as Groucho Marx, Sienna Miller as Erin Fleming, and Charlie Plummer as young Steve Stoliar. Oren Moverman will direct from a screenplay co-written by Moverman and Mr. Stoliar.