Monkey Business

Monkey Business

The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers : Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo, With Added Gummo

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
A biography of all five Marx Brothers chronicles their childhood, theatrical roots, twenty-four years on the stage, Broadway successes, films, personal lives, and legacies,

McMillan Palgrave
Strange but true: this is the first authentic account of the Marx Brothers, their origins and of the roots of their comedy.

First and foremost, this is the saga of a family whose theatrical roots stretch back to mid-19th century Germany. From Groucho Marx's first warblings with the singing Leroy Trio, this book brings to life the vanished world of America's wild and boisterous variety circuits, leading to the Marx Brothers' Broadway successes, and their alliance with New York's theatrical lions, George S. Kaufman and the 'Algonquin Round Table'.

Never-before-published scripts, well-minted Marxian dialogue, and much madness and mayham feature in this tale of the Brothers' battles with Hollywood, their films, their loves and marriages, and the story of the forgotten brother Gummo.


Baker
& Taylor

Never-before-published scripts, well-minted Marxian dialogue, and much madness and mayhem feature in this tale of the brothers' battles with Hollywood, their films, their loves and marriages, and the story of the forgotten brother Gummo. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312252922
0312252927
Branch Call Number: 920 MAR
Characteristics: vii, 471 p. : ill., ports ; 22 cm

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