A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 19, 2013
“Room service? Send up a larger room!”

"Room service? Send up a larger room!” is a line spoken by Groucho Marx (1890-1977) in the movie Room Service (1938). The film script was written by Morrie Ryskind (1895-1985). The line does not appear in the play Room Service (1937) by John Murray and Allen Boretz.


Wikipedia: Room Service (1938 film)
Room Service is a 1938 RKO film comedy starring the Marx Brothers and based on the 1937 play of the same name by Allen Boretz and John Murray. It co-stars Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Alexander Asro, and Frank Albertson.

Google Books
The Yale Book of Quotations
Edited by Fred R. Shapiro
new Haven, CT: Yale University Press
2006
Pg. 497:
Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx
U.S. comedian, 1895-1977 (1890 is the correct birthdate—ed.)
[Gordon Miller, played by Groucho Marx, speaking:] “Room service? Send up a larger room.”
Room Service (motion picture) (1938). Screenplay by Morrie Ryskind.

OCLC WorldCat record
Room Service : comedy in three acts Author: John Murray; Allen Boretz
Publisher: New York : Dramatists Play Service, ©1937.
Edition/Format: Book : English

InfoWorld
JANUARY 24, 2003
Room with a view, please
The chief technologist’s role offers IT leadership new and broader vistas

By InfoWorld Editors
For chief technologists who find themselves increasingly involved in everything from marketing and sales to production, the old Groucho Marx quip, “Hello, room service? Send up a larger room!” may ring more true than funny.

Google Books
Dim Wit:
The Stupidest Quotes of All Time

By Rosemarie Jarski
Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press
2010
Pg. 321:
Room service? Send up a larger room!
Groucho Marx, A Night at the Opera (Room Service is the correct film—ed.)

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COMMENTS
Bob6stringer (February 6th, 2011)
Send up a larger room!
So dang chirpy from the first millisecond I gotta just love it.

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