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The Grouchophile: An Illustrated Life

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The life and times of Groucho Marx. He is photographed with family, friends and other stars.
Published (first published 1976)
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Rob Smith
Oct 20, 2015 Rob Smith rated it it was amazing
My favorite of all the books of the Marx Brothers. The focus is Groucho but all are covered one way of another - even Gummo! Love the reproductions of so much ephemera, photos and text. This book covers the lot.

It would have been complete if the book had been published a year later, but isn't it great to know that Groucho got to see this before he died!

I believe this book is the source of the start of why I work so hard looking for memorabilia and photos for our Florida museums. This book clearl
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Sarah
Jan 25, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, biography
This book is a visual joy, with hundreds of photos of Groucho and the rest of the Marx family. There isn't a whole lot of original text, however, as most of it is lifted from Groucho's earlier books. The pictures make it all worthwhile, however.
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Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx, was an American comedian and film star. He is famed as a master of wit. He made 15 feature films with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television game show, You Bet Your Life. He had a distinctive image, which included a heavy greasepaint moustache and eyebrows, and glasses.

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