The Marx Brothers: A Bio-Bibliography

The Marx Brothers A Bio Bibliography This bio bibliography was designed to present a combined biographical critical and bibliographical portrait of the Marx Brothers It examines their significance in film comedy in particular and as p

  • Title: The Marx Brothers: A Bio-Bibliography
  • Author: Wes D. Gehring
  • ISBN: 9780313245473
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This bio bibliography was designed to present a combined biographical, critical, and bibliographical portrait of the Marx Brothers It examines their significance in film comedy in particular, and as popular culture figures in general The book is divided into five sections, beginning with a biography which explores the public and private sides of the Marx Brothers The seThis bio bibliography was designed to present a combined biographical, critical, and bibliographical portrait of the Marx Brothers It examines their significance in film comedy in particular, and as popular culture figures in general The book is divided into five sections, beginning with a biography which explores the public and private sides of the Marx Brothers The second section is concerned with the influences of the Marx Brothers as icons of anti establishment comedy, as contributors to developments in American comedy, as early examples of saturation comedy, and as a crucial link between silent films and the talkies Three original articles, two by Groucho and one by Gummo, comprise part three A bibliographical essay, which assesses key reference materials and research collections, is followed by two bibliographical checklists Appendices containing a chronological biography with a timeline, a filmography, and a selected discography complete the work.

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    1. Valuable for any serious student of the Marx Brothers. The long, extensively footnoted biography of (primarily) Groucho, Chico, and Harpo, with comments on Gummo and Zeppo, contains few new nuggets on America's funniest family act, but it cross-indexes information from many sources to give ideas on the sources for some of their cinema gags from "The Cocoanuts (1929) to "Love Happy" (1950) and personal commentary on the brothers and their families. Gehring includes a short essay on their unique b [...]

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