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Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of The Marx Brothers Paperback – September 25, 2001

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"Told with tremendous style and sparkle, Louvish's composite portrait of the Marx Brothers offers an indispensable overview of the actors' saga."—Publishers Weekly

"Mr. Louvish has written a well-researched and playful version of this hysterical history."—The Orlando Sentinel

"[The Marx Brothers are] well captured in Simon Louvish's zippy group portrait, Monkey Business, which ferrets out the facts behind the brothers' often murky accounts of their lives with a care that never interferes with the fun."—Elle

"Louvish is a . . . committed researcher and has come up with new material . . . [He] has interesting things to say about scripts versus finished films and fills in details [others] omit."—The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Simon Louvish is the author of the acclaimed biography of W.C. Fields, The Man on the Flying Trapeze. He is also the author of nine novels, including most recently The Day of Miracles and Wonders. He teaches at the London International Film School and is currently writing a biography of Laurel and Hardy.

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (September 25, 2001)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 480 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0312283822
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0312283827
  • Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
  • Dimensions : 5.34 x 1.24 x 8.6 inches
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