In the Bunker with Groucho.,
This review is from: Raised Eyebrows - My Years Inside Groucho's House (Expanded Edition) (Paperback)
Firstly, for anyone even remotely interest in the life and career of the Marxes, Stoliar's first hand account is indispensable. Given how the job of any writer is to put you there, Steve Stoliar brilliantly succeeds in giving a observer's eye as to Groucho Marx's final two years.
Secondly, given how, with the exceptin of Stefan Kanfer's impressive biography of Groucho himself, biographies of he or the others tend to be scarce as scant, it's a welcome addition to what we now know about both him and them. A lot of myths will be both confirmed and shattered in the process. (Did you know there were seven Marx brothers?)
Finally, it's as heartening as saddening an account of the final years of one of the legends of Americans comedy. In short, nobody other than Groucho and Zeppo comes out of it with honours.
In short, Stoliar's brilliant account as nothing short of a work of brilliance as also an important historical picture and record. One of the best books on American comedy I've ever read. You had to be there. Thanks to Steve Stoliar, you are.
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