Friday, August 7, 2009

Summer Film Fest Celebrates 93rd Street's Favorite Sons!

While the City of New York continues to drag its feet in recognizing the indelible cultural contributions of the Marx Brothers, and the historic significance of their beloved childhood block in Carnegie Hill, the rest of the world celebrates their genius!

As NY Journalist Leonard Jacobs tells us on his popular web site, The Clyde Fitch Report, the City of Chicago's recent outdoor Summer Film Festival did much more than just feature the Marx Brothers' classic, Duck Soup, it may have actually set a world record!!!

And the unbridled enthusiasm of the estimated 20,000 people that turned out to celebrate the beloved American clowns who proudly called East 93rd Street 'Home Sweet Home' reminds us all that whether or not NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ever steps up to the plate on behalf of historic Marx Brothers Place in NYC, the sheer joy inspired by the work of these comic genuises will endure throughout the world!

As New Yorkers continue to bravely weather the economic downturn, and all the bad news that comes along with it, let's hope the City of New York and its Elected Officials finally take this opportunity to give New Yorkers something to really cheer about!

It's high time NYC honors the most beloved comic geniuses the world has ever known by protecting their historic childhood block in Carnegie Hill! Please save Marx Brothers Place!

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