45 “That En-cy-clo-pidia!” featuring Glenn Mitchell
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If you prefer your film history told alphabetically, then this is the episode for you!

Glenn Mitchell, author of The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia, as well as similar volumes on Laurel & Hardy and Charlie Chaplin, joins us to not only tell the story of his fact-based books, but also grace us with some actual opinions. We learn his favorite Marx films, his least favorites, and the one he likes but can’t sit all the way through.

Glenn details the genesis of his encyclopedia format, why the books eventually stopped, and what the next one would have been. He reveals rare discoveries made in the days of pre-internet research, as well as his take on the current state of Marx fandom…including an encounter with a guy who couldn’t comprehend the team’s name.

Glenn also touches on the uncut version of “Horse Feathers,” answers questions from the Facebook group, and gives a surprising answer to Bob's predictable manicurist inquiry.
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