Amply displaying Groucho's famous wit, but also providing a rare glimpse of the very human and complex man behind the mustache, here are nearly 200 letters written by the legendary Groucho Marx to his daughter Miriam over a period of 30 years. Includes notes and photographs from Miriam's collection and a foreword by Dick Cavett.Amply displaying Groucho's famous wit, but also providing a rare glimpse of the very human and complex man behind the mustache, here are nearly 200 letters written by the legendary Groucho Marx to his daughter Miriam over a period of 30 years. Includes notes and photographs from Miriam's collection and a foreword by Dick Cavett.Read Less
In the run up to Christmas we will ship your book within one business day of your order. UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Marked remainder, 276 pages. Nearly 200 letters written by the legendary Marx to his daughter Miriam provide a rare glimpse of the complex man behind the mustache. For everyone who still can't get enough of this legendary wit (and excellent writer), here is an extraordinary collection of almost two hundred letters by Groucho Marx. Following a close filial relationship as it unfolds week by week, year by year, these letters move through three decades of life: from the vagaries of Groucho's career in film, radio, and television, through two divorces and two remarriages, to Miriam's own often tumultuous young adulthood. In his own inimitable fashion, Groucho advises his daughter about her schoolwork, writing, career, growing up, and growing old. He also discusses theater, film, books, and politics with a candor that will surprise and delight even his most knowledgeable fans. Accompanied by photographs from Miriam's personal albums, Love, Groucho reveals a man deeply concerned with his family, a sometimes firm, always loving father who never hesitated to say exactly what he thought.
Publishers Weekly, 1992-05-18 In this ``fond remembrance of a cherished father-daughter relationship,'' the elder daughter of Groucho Marx (1891-1977) reprints and briefly comments on letters she received from her father from 1938, when she was 11, to 1967, when she returned to California (where he lived) and their correspondence ceased. Writing about his successes and disappointments, Groucho also criticizes associates and his three wives, including his first, the author's mother, as he reveals what Allen calls his ``sneering intelligence.'' He throws out quips that vividly recall his presence on stage: offering his daughter belated wishes for a happy birthday, he adds, ``If you have another one, let me know in advance.'' While Allen claims enduring love for her father, readers will suspect more ambivalence. Now in her 60s, she recalls her expulsion from Bennington College, her ongoing psychotherapy, her broken marriage and the alcoholism from which she began to recover during the year of her father's death. Photos not seen by PW. (June)
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