As Long As They're Laughing : Groucho Marx and You Bet Your Life (英語) ペーパーバック
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A fascinating "behind the scenes" look at the making of one of the great television shows, "You Bet Your Life" starring the great and glorious Groucho Marx. Never in the history of television has the quiz element of a quiz show mattered less than in YBYL. The whole purpose of the show was to allow Groucho to interact with the contestants, exercise his astonishing wit and maybe let the guests win a little money. This book really gets to the heart of the show and is a very entertaining read. Highly recommended to students of television and great humour.
The TV Groucho brings laughs to many!2015年9月22日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
A good Bio of Groucho and his life after movies and radio. TV was the new medium and Groucho was ready to greet his audience. A look at how the TV show started and progressed into a long time favorite of many. As a kid, I remember the Groucho Duck coming down with the secret word. A photo or two for each chapter. If you like Groucho and TV this will take you back to when TV was funny and you saw a comedian of the highest caliber giving his quick one liners or just the look on his face would have the audience laughing.
Secrets of the secret word revealed!2000年9月25日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
The progam You Bet Your Life was central to Groucho's career, and the events and issues surrounding that program are revealed in Robert Dwan's lucid account in a way that could not have been done by anyone else. Dwan does not just provide a behind-the-scenes look at YBYL, however; he places it insightfully in the context of the background, psychology, and career of Julius Marx, and also in the context of the times. Much of this book is very funny indeed, but it also provides sensitive and profoundly serious discussions of issues such as censorship, the McCarthy era, and racism. It's not just a welcome addition to the literature on Groucho. It is an essential, as well as delightful, contribution to the core of that literature. And it is full of fabulous photos, some of which are not available elsewhere.