“Groucho Marx was overheard grumbling at Harpo: “Harpo, take a leaf from Eddie. He doesn’t just grimace. He’s a natural, a true pantomimist”. (Stage and Cinema magazine, 1953)
In this photo taken at the Brown Derby, Groucho is “handkerchiefing” with Red Skelton.
In 1934 the LA Times published this review of Eddie Vitch’s performance at the Wilshire Ebell Theater:
Eddie Vitch presented the funniest drunk pantomime I’ve caught since that classic, comic stagger of Chaplin’s “One A.M.”.
The reviewer, Herb Sterne, went on to become an agent for Joan Crawford, Judy Holiday and Rita Hayworth. He later worked at Columbia Pictures and ultimately in Europe where he publicized A Touch of Mink, Gypsy, Charade and Gambit.