Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Sometimes Zeppo: A History of the Marx Brothers and a Satire on the Rest of the World

By: Adamson, Joe

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Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice copy, clean and tight with no discernible wear; the jacket shows just a touch of edgewear here and there, which essentially disappears inside its new mylar cover (supplied)]. (B&W photographs) "A zany, funny, brilliant, definitive and idiosyncratic account of the lives, the early careers and the final flowering of the Brothers Marx -- told in their own words, the recollections of their co-workers, the scripts and dialogue of their movies and, for the most part, in the words of the author, a lifelong Marxist, who takes his subjects seriously but writes about them in a way that is at once startling and funny." (And as a personal friend of the author since this book of his was only two years old, I can state without hestitation or purpose of evasion that he is still both startling and funny, usually in that order.) There's been a great deal of Marxian scholarship since this book's original publication, but even fifty years later it remains probably the best introduction to the brothers' work -- and is still a bit of a rarity, namely a book about comedy that's often as funny in its own right as its subject(s).

Title: Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Sometimes Zeppo: A History of the Marx Brothers and a Satire on the Rest of the World

Author: Adamson, Joe

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Wendell Minor

Categories: Cinema: Biography, *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: 3rd printing

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1973)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 25629

Keywords: Groucho Marx Harpo Marx Comedians Comedy Films