The Marx Bros Scrapbook

1st. print.: 1973. Met register.

Author: Groucho Marx

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036156854

Category: Comedians

Page: 256

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1st. print.: 1973. Met register.

The Marx Brothers

Tete Carle, "'Fun' Working with the Marx Brothers? Horsefeathers! ... Groucho Marx and Richard J. Anobile, The Marx Bros. Scrapbook , p. 80. 127. The Groucho Marx letter mistakenly later dated "1930?" in "The Groucho Marx Papers," Box 1 ...

Author: Wes D. Gehring

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313245473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

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"Well-researched and informative, this volume brings new light on the comedians' contribution to screen art." The Bookshelf

The Annotated Marx Brothers

Each reference is listed by its running time, with time code given for both PAL and NTSC DVD. An introduction for neophytes and a resource for fanatics, this book is a travel guide to the rambling landscape of these remarkable comedies.

Author: Matthew Coniam

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786497058

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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"Coniam has done a remarkable service for viewers of Marx Brothers films with this collection of answers to comedy ponderables...highly recommended"--Choice "It's gold to a real Marx Brothers fan"--Communication Booknotes Quarterly "Very interesting, entertaining, and enlightening...impressive...the quintessential look at the comedy team’s films...indispensible"--Examiner "It might have been thought that there was nothing new to add to the legions of books on the Marx brothers, and then along comes this worthy and funny book...invaluable for the modern audience for the Marx Brothers...highly recommended"--Destructive Music "An invaluable guide to some of the most surrealistic comedies ever produced in Hollywood.--Crime Time "I've been hoping that someone would write a book like this. Now, when somebody doesn’t get Groucho's joke about the Irish chiropodist in Animal Crackers. I don't have to explain it. I can just point to this book!"--Randy Skretvedt, author of Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies. Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered what "habeas Irish rose" is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan with sound? What is a college widow? When exactly did Don Ameche invent the telephone? Their films are full of such in-jokes and obscure theatrical, literary and topical references that can baffle modern audiences. In this viewer's guide to the Marx Brothers you will find the answer to such mysteries, along with an exhaustive compilation of background information, obscure trivia and even the occasional busted myth. Each of the Marx Brothers' 13 films is covered by a running commentary, with points in the film discussed as they appear. Each reference is listed by its running time, with time code given for both PAL and NTSC DVD. An introduction for neophytes and a resource for fanatics, this book is a travel guide to the rambling landscape of these remarkable comedies.

The Comic World of the Marx Brothers Movies

Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of The Marx Brothers. New York: St. Martin's, 2000. Marx, Groucho. ... Groucho, and Richard L Anobile, The Marx Bros. Scrapbook. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1974. Index 126 Bibliography.

Author: Maurice Charney

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838641245

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 130

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The Comic World of the Marx Brothers' Movies: "Anything Further Father?" is the first book to consider the Marx Brothers in the context of comic theory and practice. It includes a gag analysis of three famous scenes: the stateroom scene in A Night at the Opera, the mirror scene in Duck Soup, and the "tootsie-frootsie" ice cream scene in A Day at the Races.

The Marx Brothers as Social Critics

Groucho Marx and Richard J. Anobile, The Marx Bros. Scrapbook (New York: Darien House, 1973), 17. 8. Crichton, 108. 9. Date shown on a photo ofa commemorative plaque at the old Opera House, Nacogdoches. Photo by Annie Jones, October 8, ...

Author: Martin A. Gardner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786454549

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

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The Marx Brothers’ films are packed with slapstick and obvious jokes, gags, puns, pratfalls, and mimicry. But beneath the laughs is a serious and biting condemnation of American culture. This book examines historical events, political practices, economic conditions, manners and customs, literary subjects, and popular entertainment as satirized in the films and considers the ways in which the films were relevant in their era and remain so today.

The Annotated Marx Brothers

London: Faber & Faber, 1999. Marx,Arthur. Groucho. London: Gollancz, 1954. Marx, Groucho. Groucho & Me. London: Virgin, 1994 (1959). Marx, Groucho, and Richard J. Anobile. The Marx Brothers Scrapbook. New York: Harper &Row, ...

Author: Matthew Coniam

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476618760

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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Have you ever watched a Marx Brothers film and wondered what “habeas Irish rose” is? What is the trial of Mary Dugan with sound? What is a college widow? When exactly did Don Ameche invent the telephone? Their films are full of such in-jokes and obscure theatrical, literary and topical references that can baffle modern audiences. In this viewer’s guide to the Marx Brothers you will find the answer to such mysteries, along with an exhaustive compilation of background information, obscure trivia and even the occasional busted myth. Each of the Marx Brothers’ 13 films is covered by a running commentary, with points in the film discussed as they appear. Each reference is listed by its running time, with time code given for both PAL and NTSC DVD. An introduction for neophytes and a resource for fanatics, this book is a travel guide to the rambling landscape of these remarkable comedies.

That s Me Groucho

Quoted in Simon Louvish: Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers. 7. ... Robert Moulton confirmed the date of the photo shoot. 9. Some of these are reprinted in The Marx Bros. Scrapbook. 10.

Author: Matthew Coniam

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476663739

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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Groucho Marx's career as a solo performer began long before the Marx Brothers and lasted almost until the end of his life, with a series of controversial sold-out concerts in his eighties. In between came several films, numerous television and radio appearances, theater performances, dramatic acting and writing and his smash hit radio and TV quiz show You Bet Your Life (1947-1961). This first ever comprehensive study of his work without his famous brothers reveals a Groucho perhaps unfamiliar to the public. Driven to prove he was much more than just a comedian with a greasepaint (later real) mustache, Groucho always thought of himself as essentially a solo performer and strove for individual success in his professional life--and to balance (if not always successfully) his career with his family life. Many rare photographs are included, along with new and previously unpublished interviews.

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

427 It is also said: “Christening the Marx Brothers,” New York Evening Post, December 8, 1928. ... 427 “Yes, sir” and: Marx and Anobile, Marx Bros. Scrapbook, 79. 427 “It's not that he”: Stefan Kanfer, Groucho (New York: Alfred A. Knopf ...

Author: Victoria Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439194065

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1056

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Frank Capra called her, "The greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known." Yet she was one of its most natural, timeless, and underrated stars. Now Victoria Wilson, gives us the most complete portrait we have yet had, or will have, of this magnificent actresses, seen as the quintessential Brooklyn girl whose family was in fact of old New England stock…her years in New York as dancer and Broadway star…her fraught marriage to Frank Fay, Broadway genius, who influenced a generation of actors and comedians (among them, Jack Benny and Stanwyck herself)…the adoption of a son, embattled from the outset; her partnership with the "unfunny" Marx brother, Zeppo, together creating one of the finest horse breeding farms in the west; her fairytale romance and marriage to the younger Robert Taylor, America's most sought-after male star…Here is the shaping of her career working with many of Hollywood's most important directors: among them, Capra, King Vidor, Cecil B. Demille, Preston Sturges, all set against the times-the Depression, the rise of the unions, the coming of World War II and a fast-evolving coming-of-age motion picture industry. At the heart of the book, Stanwyck herself-her strengths, her fears, her desires-how she made use of the darkness in her soul, keeping it at bay in her private life, transforming herself from shunned outsider into one of Hollywood's-and America's-most revered screen actresses. Written with full access to Stanwyck's family, friends, colleagues, and never-before-seen letters, journals and photographs.

Leo McCarey

From Marx to McCarthy Wes D. Gehring. 17. Sidney Franklin , Bullfighter from ... Allen Eyles , The Marx Brothers : Their World of Comedy ( New York : Paperback ... The Marx Bros. Scrapbook ( New York : Grosser & Dunlap , 1974 ) , 149 .

Author: Wes D. Gehring

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810852632

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 22

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This first full-length biography of a legendary and award-winning Hollywood writer, producer, and director (Duck Soup, My Favorite Wife, An Affair to Remember, Going My Way, and The Bells of St. Mary's) explores the director's life as filtered through his art. Gehring maintains that McCarey's films were often a reworking of his antiheroic self. In addition, the apparent diversity of his films actually represents an interrelated web of various comedy genres and a pattern of antiheroic characters and themes.

Film Clowns of the Depression

See the author's The Marx Brothers: A Bio- Bibliography (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, ¡987) and Groucho & W. C. Fields: ... Marx and Richard J. Anobile, The Marx Brothers Scrapbook (New York: Grosset & Dun- lap, ¡974): ¡49.

Author: Wes D. Gehring

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483525

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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The 1930s are routinely considered sound film’s greatest comedy era. Though this golden age encompassed various genres of laughter, clown comedy is the most basic type. This work examines the Depression decade’s most popular type of comedy—the clown, or personality comedian. Focusing upon the Depression era, the study filters its analysis through twelve memorable pictures. Each merits an individual chapter, in which it is critiqued. The films are deemed microcosmic representatives of the comic world and discussed in this context. While some of the comedians in this text have generated a great deal of previous analysis, funnymen like Joe E. Brown and Eddie Cantor are all but forgotten. Nevertheless, they were comedy legends in their time, and their legacy, as showcased in these movies, merits rediscovery by today’s connoisseur of comedy. Even this book’s more familiar figures, such as Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers, are often simply relegated to being recognizable pop culture icons whose work has been neglected in recent years. This book attempts to address these oversights and to re-expose the brilliance and ingenuity with which the screen clowns contributed a comic resiliency that was desperately needed during the Depression and can still be greatly appreciated today. The films discussed are City Lights (1931, Chaplin), The Kid From Spain (1932, Cantor), She Done Him Wrong (1933, Mae West), Duck Soup (1933, Marx Brothers), Sons of the Desert (1933, Laurel and Hardy), Judge Priest (1934, Will Rogers), It’s a Gift (1934, W.C. Fields), Alibi Ike (1935, Brown), A Night at the Opera (1935, Marx Brothers), Modern Times (1936, Chaplin), Way Out West (1937, Laurel and Hardy), and The Cat and the Canary (1939, Bob Hope).

The New Humor in the Progressive Era

In Groucho Marx and Richard J. Anobile, The Marx Bros. Scrapbook (New York: Darien House), 16. 20. Groucho Marx in his autobiography quotes the act's name as “the Larong Trio.” Groucho Marx, Groucho and Me (New York: Bernard Geis, ...

Author: R. DesRochers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137357182

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 187

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By tracing the effects of unprecedented immigration, the advent of the new woman, and the little-known vaudeville careers of performers like the Elinore Sisters, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers, DesRochers examines the relation between comedic vaudeville acts and progressive reformers as they fought over the new definition of "Americanness."

W C Fields from Burlesque and Vaudeville to Broadway

The Marx Brothers Scrapbook, 17–18. Poppy advertisements, box 9, clippings 1920–29, WCFP. W. C. Fields, “Confessions of a Tramp Juggler.” W. C. Fields, “From Boy Juggler to Star Comedian,” 76.

Author: A. Wertheim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137300676

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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W. C. Fields was a virtuoso comedian, often called a comic genius, legendary iconoclast, and "Great Man," who brought so much laughter to millions while enduring so much anguish. This book explores his little-known, long stage career from 1898 to 1930, which had a major influence on his comedy and screen presence.

Gimme a Thrill The Story of I ll Say She Is The Lost Marx Brothers Musical and How It Was Found

Harpo at Henderson's: Pissing himself, Harpo, Harpo Speaks; shitting himself, Groucho, The Marx Bros. Scrapbook. Moskowitz: Horse Feathers. “Peasie Weasie”: Harpo Speaks, Louvish, Chandler, and others. Groucho and Dinah Shore's charming ...

Author: Noah Diamond

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 372

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A BROADWAY LEGEND OF 1924 Includes more than eighty rare photographs, some published here for the first time. Before they made the films which are their principal legacy, the Marx Brothers were the stars of three Broadway musicals in the 1920s. Two of these, The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers, are popular classics, familiar from the Brothers’ immortal film versions, and from numerous stage revivals. But the boys’ 1924 Broadway debut, I’ll Say She Is, was never filmed or revived, and it slipped through history’s fingers. Although it was the most successful thing the Marx Brothers ever did on stage, it was unseen for ninety years after the original production closed, and has been considered a lost work. In 2009, writer, performer, lyricist, and Groucho Marxist Noah Diamond began a seven-year odyssey which led to the restoration, adaptation, and finally the historic first revival of this legendary entry in the Marx and musical theatre canons. Gimme a Thrill tells the whole story for the first time—the complete history of I’ll Say She Is from 1923 to 2014. illsaysheis.com Noah Diamond adapted the book and lyrics for I’ll Say She Is and has a long history of playing Groucho, on and off the stage. He is among the organizers of Marxfest, New York City’s Marx Brothers festival, and has written and lectured widely on the Marxes and their work. With his partner Amanda Sisk, he wrote and produced the Nero Fiddled musicals, a series of political satires. His previous books are 400 Years in Manhattan and Love Marches On.

The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville

Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Sometimes Zeppo: A History of the Marx Brothers and a Satire on the Rest of the World. ... New York: Simon & Schuster, 1967. , and Richard J. Anobile. The Marx Bros. Scrapbook. New York: Darien House, 1973.

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617032509

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 630

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The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville provides a unique record of what was once America’s preeminent form of popular entertainment from the late 1800s through the early 1930s. It includes entries not only on the entertainers themselves, but also on those who worked behind the scenes, the theatres, genres, and historical terms. Entries on individual vaudevillians include biographical information, samplings of routines and, often, commentary by the performers. Many former vaudevillians were interviewed for the book, including Milton Berle, Block and Sully, Kitty Doner, Fifi D’Orsay, Nick Lucas, Ken Murray, Fayard Nicholas, Olga Petrova, Rose Marie, Arthur Tracy, and Rudy Vallee. Where appropriate, entries also include bibliographies. The volume concludes with a guide to vaudeville resources and a general bibliography. Aside from its reference value, with its more than five hundred entries, The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville discusses the careers of the famous and the forgotten. Many of the vaudevillians here, including Jack Benny, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Jimmy Durante, W. C. Fields, Bert Lahr, and Mae West, are familiar names today, thanks to their continuing careers on screen. At the same time, and given equal coverage, are forgotten acts: legendary female impersonators Bert Savoy and Jay Brennan, the vulgar Eva Tanguay with her billing as “The I Don’t Care Girl,” male impersonator Kitty Doner, and a host of “freak” acts.

Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales

In The Marx Bros. Scrapbook, Groucho simply called Perelman “a son of a bitch.” Eric Lister, a friend and traveling companion of Perelman's, actually titled a memoir of his travels with the writer Don't Mention the Marx Brothers: ...

Author: Robert S. Bader

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 9781557839213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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(Applause Books). Groucho Marx was a comic genius who starred on stage and in film, radio, and television. But he was also a gifted writer the author of a play, two screenplays, seven books, and over 100 articles and essays. This newly expanded collection presents the best of Groucho's short comic pieces, written over a period of more than fifty years between 1919 and 1973 for the New York Times , the New Yorker , the Saturday Evening Post , Variety , the Hollywood Reporter , and other newspapers and magazines. Here is the one and only Groucho on his family, his days in vaudeville, his career, World War II, taxes, and other topics from his love of a good cigar to his chronic insomnia, from "Why Harpo Doesn't Talk" to "The Truth About Captain Spalding." The familiar irreverence, wordplay, and a dash of self-deprecation bring Groucho's wisecracking voice to life in these pages, firmly establishing him as one of the world's great humorists. Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales (a title of Groucho's own choosing) is essential reading for Marx Brothers fans, and a hilarious and nostalgic trip through the twentieth century.

Groucho Marx

the Marx Brothers, though their behavior verged on that of the criminally insane, were rational, articulate, ... Published in 1973, when Groucho was eighty-three, The Marx Brothers Scrapbook is a scandal in the small world of Groucho ...

Author: Lee Siegel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300216639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Born Julius Marx in 1890, the brilliant comic actor who would later be known as Groucho was the most verbal of the famed comedy team, the Marx Brothers, his broad slapstick portrayals elevated by ingenious wordplay and double entendre. In his spirited biography of this beloved American iconoclast, Lee Siegel views the life of Groucho through the lens of his work on stage, screen, and television. The author uncovers the roots of the performer’s outrageous intellectual acuity and hilarious insolence toward convention and authority in Groucho’s early upbringing and Marx family dynamics. The first critical biography of Groucho Marx to approach his work analytically, this fascinating study draws unique connections between Groucho’s comedy and his life, concentrating primarily on the brothers’ classic films as a means of understanding and appreciating Julius the man. Unlike previous uncritical and mostly reverential biographies, Siegel’s “bio-commentary” makes a distinctive contribution to the field of Groucho studies by attempting to tell the story of his life in terms of his work, and vice versa.

Duck Soup

Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel: The Marx Brothers' Lost Radio Show (New York: Pantheon Books, 1988). Bergman, Andrew, We're in the Money: Depression America and Its Films (NewYork: Harper & Row, 1972). Birdwell, Michael E., Celluloid ...

Author: J. Hoberman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781839022272

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 104

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The Marx Brothers are universally considered to be classic Hollywood's preeminent comedy team and Duck Soup is generally regarded as their quintessential film. A topical satire of dictatorship and government in general, the movie was a critical failure and box-office let-down on its initial release in 1933. J. Hoberman's study of the film traces its reputation history, from the initial disappointment of its release, to its rise to cult status in the 1960s when the Marx's anarchic, anti-establishment humor seemed again timely. Hoberman places Duck Soup, alongside analogous comedies-Dr. Strangelove (1964), the Beatles films, Morgan! (1966), The President's Analyst (1967) and The Producers (1968). It attained canonical stature as a touchstone for Woody Allen and would be recognized by the Library of Congress in the 1990s. Hoberman's analysis provides a historical and political context as well as an in-depth production history, drawing on primary sources and emphasizing director McCarey's prior work along with the Marx Brothers as well as the situation at Paramount, a substantial synopsis, and an account of the movie's initial reception, concluding with its subsequent elevation to comic masterpiece.

Brothers

I also borrowed from The Marx Bros. Scrapbook, a collection of photographs and interviews of Groucho, Gummo, Zeppo, and several of the writers and direc- tors who worked on their films. Assembled by Richard J. Anobile, the book pro- ...

Author: George Howe Colt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416547785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Blends history and memoir in an account that in alternating chapters explores the author's quest to understand the impact of his brothers on his life and the complex relationships between iconic brothers, including the Thoreaus, the Van Goghs, and the Marxes.