Marx Bros

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1348174-000
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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Files relating to the Marx Brothers:

MARX ADOLF ARTHUR aka Harpo Marx
MARX HERBER aka Zeppo Marx
MARX JULIUS aka Groucho Marx
MARX LEONARD aka Chico Marx
MARX MILTON aka Gummo Marx

Their deaths have been widely reported. I am requesting all previously released and unreleased files.

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Best,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI's decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact us at foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Ofc: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the decision to provide only previously released records for Groucho Marx AKA Julius Marx. I specifically requested previously unreleased records and cited specific indexes to search. My request also implied that I wanted the previous redactions reviewed.

I am also appealing the Bureau's assertion that LEONARD MARX's file is on their website - it is not. Groucho's is. As such, they have not responded with the file I requested.

I am also appealing their failure to respond to my request for ADOLF ARTHUR MARX's file, HERBER MARX's file, and MILTON MARX's file. All three of those files are known to exist as shown in the RID's Dead List list.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

08/30/2016 11:40 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-004953

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

08/30/2016 11:43 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-004961

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

08/30/2016 11:45 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-004958

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-004953 has been processed with the following final disposition: Closed for other reasons -- Other -- No Component Response to Adjudicate.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2016-004953, FBI, failure, Appeal response letter

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-004961 has been processed with the following final disposition: Completely reversed/remanded.

  • Best, Michael, AP-2016-004961, FBI, remand, appeal response letter

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-004958 has been processed with the following final disposition: Closed for other reasons -- Other -- Moot.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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