Simon Louvish

Simon Louvish
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Simon Louvish is the author of the acclaimed biography of W.C. Fields, The Man on the Flying Trapeze. He is also the author of novels including The Days of Miracles and Wonders. He teaches at the London International Film School.


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It's a Gift

Simon Louvish
British Film Institute

It's a Gift is Norman McLeod's classic comedy of disasters, in which W.C. Fields plays a general-store proprietor who buys an orange-ranch by mail and...


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Mae West

Simon Louvish
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

“Louvish’s research cements West’s reputation as the definitive siren of suggestion, without whom there would never have been any Sex and the City.”...


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Stan and Ollie: The Roots of Comedy

Simon Louvish
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have remained, from 1927 to the present day, the screen's most famous and popular comedy double act, celebrated by legions of...


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Monkey Business

Simon Louvish
Thomas Dunne Books

Strange but true: Simon Louvish's Monkey Business is the first authentic account of the Marx Brothers, their origins and of the roots of their comedy. First...


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