Monkey Business

The Lives and Legends of The Marx Brothers

Simon Louvish

Thomas Dunne Books

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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 and foremost, this is the saga of a family whose theatrical roots stretch back to mid-19th century Germany. From Groucho Marx's first warblings with the singing Leroy Trio, this book brings to life the vanished world of America's wild and boisterous variety circuits, leading to the Marx Brothers' Broadway successes, and their alliance with New York's theatrical lions, George S. Kaufman and the 'Algonquin Round Table.'
 
Never-before-published scripts, well-minted Marxian dialogue, and much madness and mayham feature in this tale of the Brothers' battles with Hollywood, their films, their loves and marriages, and the story of the forgotten brother Gummo.

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Simon Louvish

Simon Louvish is the author of the acclaimed biography of W.C. Fields, The Man on the Flying Trapeze. He is currently working on a biography of Laurel and Hardy for St. Martin's Press.

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Monkey Business
The Lives and Legends of The Marx Brothers
Simon Louvish

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
September 2001
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ISBN: 9781466827288
ISBN10: 1466827289
480 pages, Includes b&w photos throughout
$7.99
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