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GROUCHO, HARPO, CHICO AND SOMETIMES ZEPPO A History of the Marx Brothers and a Satire on the Rest of the World

Adamson, Joseph

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ISBN 10: 0671214586 / ISBN 13: 9780671214586
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1973
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First printing with full number line. Fine copy in As New dustwrapper. Very slight wrinkling at bottom of first and title pages. Pages and cover are unmarked. Protected in clear Mylar cover. 0671214586. Bookseller Inventory # 000063

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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The early days of the American Motion Picture were fortunate in coinciding with an Age of Heroic Comedy---a time when comedy, which had traditionally labored under Aristotle's delusion that glory was reserved for the figures of tragedy, came to be used to glorify a personality at the expense of the whole world. What set Chaplin, Keaton, Fields and the Marx Brothers apart from their forebears was that they became epic characters, and it was their surroundings rather than their persons that wound up being ridiculed.---from the first chapter.

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