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The Groucho Letters: Letters from and to Groucho Marx

By: Groucho Marx

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Paperback : 320 pages
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group (August 2007)
ISBN - 10 : 1416536035
ISBN - 13 : 9781416536031
Product Dimensions : 5.50 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.80 (d)
Subjects : Entertainment Biography, Comedy

About the author :

As a member of the Marx Brothers, Julius (1895–1977), a.k.a. Groucho, enjoyed a sensational career on Broadway and in Hollywood with such comedy classics as Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, and A Night at the Opera. His solo career included work as a film actor, television game show emcee, and author of Groucho & Me, his autobiography.


Donated to the Library of Congress in the mid-1960s, Groucho Marx's correspondence was first crafted into this celebration of wit and wisdom in 1967. Reissued today with his original letters and humor intact, The Groucho Letters exposes one of the twentieth century's most beloved comedian's private insights into show biz, politics, business, and, of course, his illustrious personal life. Included are Marx's conversations with such noted personalities as E. B. White, Fred Allen, Goodman Ace, Nunnally Johnson, James Thurber, Booth Tarkington, Alistair Cooke, Harry Truman, Irving Berlin, and S. J. Perelman.

To Confidential Magazine

Gentlemen:

If you continue to publish slanderous pieces about me, I shall feel compelled to cancel my subscription.

Sincerely,

Groucho Marx

From the Publisher

"It is hard to keep from reading bits of this aloud to friends and relations. Groucho in letters is just as devastatingly witty as he was in the movies, to say nothing of other media."

— Publishers Weekly

"...these letters are good reading, for out of the book Groucho emerges, eyebrows bounding, eyes rolling, cigar jauntily clamped between his teeth, the wisecracks coming a mile a minute. Even Calvin Coolidge might have smiled."

— Book Week

"Written...with the impudence, irreverence and general lunacy that made Groucho the immortal wise guy of the American screen."

— Newsweek

Library Journal

Letters are often a window to a person's true self, or, in this case, selves. This "book of letters in the old tradition of correspondence" LJ 2/15/67 displays not only the great wit of the one, the only, Groucho but also the private, serious side of Julius Marx. Recipients include fellow show business figures and family members as well as T.S. Eliot, President Harry Truman, and Edward R. Murrow.

Booknews

Reprint of the 1967 S & S original. Charming & not so happy exchanges with Thurber, Chico, Harpo, Gummo, Irving Berlin, Howard Hughes.... Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com

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