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The Essential Groucho: Writings By, For, and About Groucho Marx
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Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date June 1, 2000
Pages 254
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375702136
ISBN-10 037570213X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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A collection of some of Groucho Marx's funniest scripts, sketches, jokes, ad-libs, quotes, and letters includes the comedian's correspondence with poet T. S. Eliot and other quips from his long-running game show You Bet Your Life. Original. 20,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Groucho Marx may be the funniest man who ever lived.  Here in one volume are the classics of Marxian mayhem: excerpts from the scripts of the immortal movies, passages from his books, his articles for magazines ranging from The New Yorker to the Saturday Evening Post, the  choicest ad-libs and quips from his long-running game show, You Bet Your Life, and selected letters, including his classic correspondence with T. S. Eliot.  It's all here-the finest and funniest work by this century's most influential comedian, that man of whom Woody Allen said, "He is simply unique in the same way Picasso and Stravinsky are, and I believe his outrageous, unsentimental disregard for order will be equally funny a thousand years from now.  In addition to all this, he makes me laugh."

In the words of Groucho Marx:

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
How he go in my pajamas I don't know.

Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.


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9780375702136 | details & prices | 254 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
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