Giraffes on Horseback Salad

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Giraffes on Horseback Salad, also called The Surrealist Woman, was a screenplay written in 1937[1] by Salvador Dalí for the Marx Brothers.

The screenplay was never produced, allegedly because Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the Marx Brothers' studio at the time, considered it to be too surreal (proposed scenes included gas mask-wearing giraffes, and Harpo Marx catching dwarves in a butterfly net). Other sources allege that Groucho Marx felt that the screenplay just wasn't funny.[2]

For several years, Giraffes was thought to be lost. However, in 1996, it was found amid Dalí's personal papers.


  1. ^ Salvador Dali biography at the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation; retrieved 15 OCtober 2012
  2. ^ "Harpo and Dalí: A Double Act", from The Telegraph, by Serena Davies; published 29 May 2007; retrieved 15 October 2012

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