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For sale! Groucho Marx's former Los Angeles home is no joke — take a tour inside

"Go, and never darken my towels again." If Groucho Marx ever actually delivered that line to a guest, it could easily have been in this Los Angeles home, where he lived in the 1940s.

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Linda Kasian / Linda Kasian Photography

The 5-bedroom, 4-bath Cape Cod has been remodeled, but you can still picture him leaning on the fireplace mantle with a cigar in his mouth, speed-muttering a witty phrase.

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The Marx brother famously never wanted to join any club that would have him as a member, which is just as well, because this home -- now on the market for $4.549 million -- is closer to The Roxy Theatre and Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip than to a country club.

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Linda Kasian / Linda Kasian Photography
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Linda Kasian / Linda Kasian Photography

Spanning 3,700 luxurious square feet, the home includes beautifully finished hardwood floors and some of the most decadent bathing arrangements in the Hollywood Hills.

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Two master suites boast spa showers and separate soaking tubs, and one of the tubs offers a view.

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That suite also features built-ins, a sun deck, and an office -- great for reading a book, which is man's best friend outside of a dog. (It's too dark to read inside a dog.)

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The gated property's rear garden is a Southern California paradise, with a swimmer's pool, a spa and a large, gleaming shower room that, in keeping with the bathing par excellence theme, offers a sauna and steaming.

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Linda Kasian / Linda Kasian Photography
Linda Kasian / Linda Kasian Photography

The current owners updated the 1935 home with all new plumbing, electrical and HVAC, along with security systems.

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Linda Kasian / Linda Kasian Photography
Linda Kasian / Linda Kasian Photography
Linda Kasian / Linda Kasian Photography

The listing agents are Brent Watson and Charlie Schuster of Compass.

Photos by Linda Kasian Photography.

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