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Unspeaking American comedian Harpo Marx is an unlikely character to be associated with Isokon architect Wells Coates, but he pops up in a book by Coates' daughter Laura Cohn, called The Door to a Secret Room. A Hollywood girlfriend of Coates sent him a letter signed 'h.r.h. The Princess Lily' claiming that Harpo was really interested in buying one of Coates' 'minimum flats' at Isokon. Minimum, she claims, 'means ten chorus girls' and in a ps she adds, 'Mr Marx says if you are busy never ...

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