Published January 14, 2015
A group of movie-goers sporting black-rimmed glasses, bushy eyebrows and mustaches have snagged a Guinness World Record for Chicago.
Mayor Richard Daley says he hopes this is the first of many Chicago record-breakers.
Guinness has verified the 4,436 Chicagoans who attended a July viewing of "Duck Soup" set the record for "most people wearing Groucho Marx glasses."
The glasses are a tribute to comedian Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx of the Marx brothers. "Duck Soup" has become a classic Marx Brothers movie.
The record was previously held by 4,077 attendants at a Mid-America Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Springfield, Mo. Executive director Janna LaCock says she is sure her group will respond to reclaim the record.