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As Long As They're Laughing: Groucho Marx and You Bet Your Life

Dwan, Robert

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ISBN 10: 1887664661 / ISBN 13: 9781887664660
Published by Midnight Marquee Press, Inc., 2000
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Title: As Long As They're Laughing: Groucho Marx ...

Publisher: Midnight Marquee Press, Inc.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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Finally, a funny book about Groucho Marx! You Bet Your Life was unique in two respects. Is comedy was based not on actors performing sketch material, but on the personalities and experiences of real people, drawing on their normal lives and occupatons. The program's distinction and quality, however, resulted primarily from its giving Groucho Marx an opportunity to exercise his unique skills without the restraints that broadcasting at that time otherwise imposed. Groucho's principal resource was his talent as an improviers of verbal comedy. Dwan will keep the reader giggling with his stories about You Bet Your Life.

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Robert Dwan was born in San Francisco, grew up in Burlingame, California, attended Stanford University, from where he graduated in 1935. He worked in radio from 1936 as a writer/director in San Francisco and Hollywood, covering such shows as Red Skelton and Fibber McGee & Molly. He was staff writer for People Are Funny for seven years. He directed You Bet Your Life for its entire run on radio and television from 1947 to 1961. Recently, he taught classes on comedy at the University of Southern California. Dwan passed away January 21, 2005.

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