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That's me, Groucho! : the solo career of Groucho Marx

Author: Matthew Coniam
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This first ever comprehensive study of his work without his famous brothers reveals a Groucho Marx perhaps unfamiliar to the public. Driven to prove he was much more than just a comedian with a greasepaint mustache, Groucho always thought of himself as essentially a solo performer and strove for individual success in his professional life"--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Groucho Marx; Groucho Marx
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Coniam
ISBN: 9781476663739 1476663734
OCLC Number: 948547936
Description: vii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: subtracting sheep --
A sort of summer mental aberration --
I wish Harpo and Chico were here --
Howard Hughes owes me a trip around the world --
I hate work --
A comparatively easy racket --
I hope God doesn't look like that --
Lighted rooms --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Matthew Coniam ; foreword by Frank Ferrante.

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"This first ever comprehensive study of his work without his famous brothers reveals a Groucho Marx perhaps unfamiliar to the public. Driven to prove he was much more than just a comedian with a greasepaint mustache, Groucho always thought of himself as essentially a solo performer and strove for individual success in his professional life"--

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"the only book-length study that offers us as deep an assessment of such feature films as 'Copacabana, ' 'Double Dynamite, ' 'A Girl in Every Port, ' and other feature length movies in which Groucho Read more...

 
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