Salvador Dalí Meets The Marx Brothers In 'Giraffes On Horseback Salad'

Salvador Dalí's friendship with Harpo Marx led him to write a Marx Brothers movie treatment, Giraffes on Horseback Salad. Studio head Louis B. Mayer killed it, but it lives again as a graphic novel.
Salvador Dalí­'s idea for a Marx Brothers movie was never made — but it's been resurrected as a graphic novel. Source: Quirk Books

This is a story about something that didn't happen. A movie that was never made. It was supposed to be a collaboration between the Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí and the Marx Brothers.

Dalí was the toast of the town in 1970 when he appeared on the Dick Cavett TV show. Elegantly dressed in a burgundy velvet sport coat and sparkly vest, this titan of the surrealist movement strode on stage with a gold handled cane in his right hand — and on his left, a live anteater on a leash, which he promptly dumped in the lap of another guest, the actress Lillian Gish.

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