REMEMBERING GROUCHO was my in-person presentation at the Hollywood Heritage Museum where I talked about how I spearheaded the campaign to get “Animal Crackers” off the shelf, met my idol, and got the dream-come-true job of working for Groucho, right inside his home. I also ran generous highlights from my rare, unreleased 1974 video of Groucho and me at UCLA, talking to reporters about “Animal Crackers,” plus the interview I did with Groucho at his house, after which he sang a few songs.
REMEMBERING GROUCHO turned out to be an enormous crowd-pleaser. Tickets sold out some time before the night of the actual show.
Given the recent news that RAISED EYEBROWS is being made into a feature film – a continuation of my dream coming true – I am now making myself available as a speaker, specifically taking my REMEMBERING GROUCHO show on the road, complete with personal anecdotes, vocal impressions of the various dramatis personae, and my rare video of Groucho and me. On a larger scale, my presentation is also about following your dream, realizing that one person can make a difference, and not selling yourself short. I think that aspect of my presentation makes it something people can relate to and feel inspired by, even if they’re not Marx Brothers fans, per se.
So I’m now giving my presentation at various clubs, film societies, organizations, universities, small companies, sales associations, corporations, etc.
Please contact me if you have leads for opportunities that would be receptive to this unique presentation.
Also please inquire to discuss fee.
“I suggest that film societies, universities, and other venues that book such speakers start inviting Steve. That will be your best bet to hear him and see the video footage he has. Some of it is very personal and needs to be seen in the context of his presentation. He has no plans to make it available anywhere. It is not and never will be on YouTube.”
— Writer/Producer/Director Mark Evanier
Here’s a Skype interview from June of 2015 that gives a sense of how I express myself when I’m telling my story: