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A film biography about America´s funniest brothers
Paperback, 256 pages
Published 1973 by Harper&Row Publishers
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Sarah
I seem to recall hearing that Groucho actually later tried to have this book blocked from publication, and I can understand why. First of all, I don't know what the compiler [Richard J. Anobile]
was thinking, but the interviews he recorded were desperately in need of some editing. There was no reason whatsoever to include everything, word for word. There were all sorts of completely off-topic asides that were neither relevant nor interesting. Hell, some of the interviews were themselves completel
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Max Shenk
One of my favorite books. This is an oral history of the Marx Brothers, mainly told through hilariously unexpurgated interviews with 80-year-old Groucho, along with others who worked with the brothers during their stage and film careers. Groucho (or, maybe, his handlers) was upset that the interviews were entirely unedited (probably fearing a lawsuit from a couple people) but never did he sound more human and funny. The pictures (most of them from Groucho's collection) add to the book's appeal, ...more
Scott Wojtalik-courter
I loved this book, but I love the subject, so it may not be something that the casual reader may enjoy. I read it with a fairly large grain of salt. Groucho was nicknamed intentionally as he could be a bit persnickety. He shows some of these colors here, but with often hilarious results. The interviewer could have been better; it often read like a nephew or some other tolerated child rather than an intelligent and well-informed scholar. But even in that it was fun. The pictures are great; the st ...more
Robert Ferguson
Fascinating stuff, although the interviews could have been edited, at all. I don't need to read about Groucho peeing.
Michael
If you are a Marx Brothers fan, this book really tells the story. It reads more like the account of 70s rock stars than the supposed innocence of those early movie times. Brazen stories of sexual conquests that will make you laugh and laugh. I originally read this book in college (looking through the library for books on my obsessions was my way of studying, I guess.) Really worth finding.
Daniel
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George Richard
Bathroom book = Some very interesting stories and remembrances. Probably for more of a Marx Bros fan than me. Lost of history goes unsaid as the author assumes the reader is familiar with the era and it's showbiz personalities
Barbara Rice
Not in-depth, but just what it says: a scrapbook of stills, quotes, etc., from the Marx Bros. movies. Fun stuff.
Calvin
Was unaware the other Brothers did not like Zeppo. Fairly interesting read.
Djll
I had this one when I was a kid, and loved it.
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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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