Marx Bros Серия: Movie Icons инфо 7141q.

The Marx Brothers - Groucho, Chico, Harpo and sometimes Zeppo - spent over 2O years perfecting their comic timing in vaudeville routines and Broadway theatre revues before becoming one of cinema's most successбыбълful comedy teams They made 13 films together between 1929 and 1949, including Duck Soup (19ЗЗ), A Night at the Opera (1935), and A Day at the Races (1937), and appeared separately in dozens of additional film and television roles Groucho is immediately recognizable wвицьпith his big cigar, bushy eyebrows, greasepaint moustache and stooped walk He would impersonate authority figures in a way that lampooned their pomposity, whether as Captain Jeffrey TSpaulding, Dr Hugo ZHackenbush or Attorney JCheever Loophole, Brother Zeppo played the straight man to wisecracking Groucho, taking a relentless ribbing Groucho once said, "The only surefire way to test out a new gag was to try it out on Zeppo If he liked it, we threw it out" Despite the врстпfact that Zeppo, with his handsome profile and manly tenor voice, also got to play the romantic lead, he eventually left the act after five films, saying "I'm sick and tired of being the stooge" His newspaper obituary later described him as 'the Marx Brother who got the girl but never the gags' Another famous foil for Groucho's humor was Margaret Dumont, who for seven films played a high-society lady subjected to Groucho's insults and innuendoes: "There are many bonds that will hold us together throughout eternity - your government bonds, your savings bonds, your Liberty bonds" "Would you mind giving me a lock of your hair? I'm letting you off easy I was going to ask for the whole wig" Groucho always insisted that what made Dumont such a perfect straight woman was her bewilderment - she never understood his jokes He praised her highly in calling her "practically the fifth Marx Brother" Формат: 14,5 см x 20 см Автор Дуглас Квтьцфейси Douglas Keesey.