Marx and Re-marx: Creating and Re-creating the Lost Marx Brothers Radio Series

Marx and Re-marx: Creating and Re-creating the
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  • 247 Pages
  • Illustrated in B&W Photos
  • Released: October 4, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Publisher: BearManor Media



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In 1932 the legendary Marx Brothers began work on one of their most hilarious and enduring feature films, Duck Soup. At the same time work also commenced on their first ever radio series, a half hour sitcom that featured the adventures and mishaps that befell the underhanded lawyer Waldorf T. Flywheel (Groucho) and his hapless assistant Emmanelle Ravelli (Chico). This series, eventually entitled "Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel," written by Marx collaborators and comic geniuses Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman, was popular with audiences but short lived and soon forgotten. The scripts were shelved, the recordings discarded and the Marxes went back to work on Duck Soup, A Day at the Races and other comedy classics. "Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel," however, refused to remain buried and tantalizing glimpses of routines from the series went on to be reused in classic films like Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera and The Big Store. Luckily for Marx fans everywhere the scripts to these classic radio broadcasts were rediscovered in the early 1980s, their publication eventually leading to a affectionate and side splittingly funny British remake of the series for BBC Radio 4. You can't keep a good joke down. For the first time in detail Marx and Re-Marx takes a look at the history of this enduring series, its genesis, its death and its resurrection.
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  • Sales Rank: 92,289
  • ISBN: 1593936095
  • EAN: 9781593936099
  • Shipping Weight: 7.50/lbs (approx)
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