Groucho And Me (Paperback)

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"An important contribution to the history of show business and to the saga of American comedy and comedians, comics and comicality."--James Thurber

With impeccable timing, outrageous humor, irreverent wit, and a superb sense of the ridiculous, Groucho tells the saga of the Marx Brothers: the poverty of their childhood in New York's Upper East Side; the crooked world of small-time vaudeville (where they learned to carry blackjacks); how a pretzel magnate and the graceless dancer of his dreams led to the Marx Brothers' first Broadway hit, I'll Say She Is!; how the stock market crash in 1929 proved a godsend for Groucho (even though he lost nearly a quarter of a million dollars); the adventures of the Marx Brothers in Hollywood, the making of their hilarious films, and Groucho's triumphant television series, You Bet Your Life! Here is the life and lunatic times of the great eccentric genius, Groucho, a.k.a. Julius Henry Marx.

About the Author


As a member of the Marx Brothers, Julius (1895-1977), a.k.a. Groucho Marx, enjoyed a sensational career on Broadway and in Hollywood with such comedy classics as Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, and A Night at the Opera. His solo career included work as a film actor, television game show emcee, and author of Groucho and Me, his autobiography.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780306806667
ISBN-10: 0306806665
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: August 22nd, 1995
Pages: 376
Language: English