Coverart for item
The Resource Four of the Three Musketeers : the Marx brothers on stage, Robert S. Bader

Four of the Three Musketeers : the Marx brothers on stage, Robert S. Bader

Label
Four of the Three Musketeers : the Marx brothers on stage
Title
Four of the Three Musketeers
Title remainder
the Marx brothers on stage
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Bader
Title variation
4 of the 3 Musketeers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before film made them international comedy legends, Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo, and Zeppo Marx developed their comic skills on stage for twenty-five years. Bader offers the first comprehensive history of the Marx Brother's hardscrabble early years honing their act in front of live audiences. From Groucho's debut in 1905 to their final live performances of scenes from A Night in Casablanca in 1945, Bader shows how their characters and routines evolved before their arrival in Hollywood, as well as illuminating the inner workings of the vaudeville business, especially during its peak in the 1920s
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bader, Robert S
Dewey number
792.70280922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2297.M3
LC item number
B33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marx Brothers
  • Comedians
  • Vaudeville
Label
Four of the Three Musketeers : the Marx brothers on stage, Robert S. Bader
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The old country -- The Marxian prehistoric -- The house on 93rd Street -- Uncle Al, Gene Leroy, and Johnnie Morris -- On the road with Master Julius Marx -- The Nightingales, Alma Schang, and the UBO -- Ned Wayburn's Nightingales -- A Nightingale sang in Coney Island -- Four Nightingales and six mascots -- The bumpy road to the big time -- The metamorphosis : the three Marx Bros. & Company in "Fun in high school" -- Pantages, the white rats, and "Peasie Weasie" -- Changing partners : Gordon, Shean, and Lee -- And then there were four -- The four Marx Bros. and Company in Mr. Green's reception -- The sex lives of the Marx Brothers and other catastrophes of 1913 -- Chicago's only lady producer of vaudeville attractions -- Home again and broken hearts -- The bumpier road to Broadway -- Home again . . . and again and again -- The five Marx Brothers and how they became a quartet . . . again -- A show by any other name -- On the mezzanine floor with a smudge of grease paint -- On the balcony, the Mauretania, and Albee's blacklist -- From the ashes to the talkies -- I'll say she is -- The toast of Broadway -- The Cocoanuts -- Talkies, Animal crackers, and the death of vaudeville -- The end of the road -- The last of Minnie and the crash of '29 -- The four Marx Brothers and how they became a trio . . . again -- Epilogue: The end of a dream come true -- Appendix: the Marx Brothers stage chronology (1905-45)
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiii, 504 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780810134164
Lccn
2016020058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn948340152
  • (OCoLC)948340152
Label
Four of the Three Musketeers : the Marx brothers on stage, Robert S. Bader
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The old country -- The Marxian prehistoric -- The house on 93rd Street -- Uncle Al, Gene Leroy, and Johnnie Morris -- On the road with Master Julius Marx -- The Nightingales, Alma Schang, and the UBO -- Ned Wayburn's Nightingales -- A Nightingale sang in Coney Island -- Four Nightingales and six mascots -- The bumpy road to the big time -- The metamorphosis : the three Marx Bros. & Company in "Fun in high school" -- Pantages, the white rats, and "Peasie Weasie" -- Changing partners : Gordon, Shean, and Lee -- And then there were four -- The four Marx Bros. and Company in Mr. Green's reception -- The sex lives of the Marx Brothers and other catastrophes of 1913 -- Chicago's only lady producer of vaudeville attractions -- Home again and broken hearts -- The bumpier road to Broadway -- Home again . . . and again and again -- The five Marx Brothers and how they became a quartet . . . again -- A show by any other name -- On the mezzanine floor with a smudge of grease paint -- On the balcony, the Mauretania, and Albee's blacklist -- From the ashes to the talkies -- I'll say she is -- The toast of Broadway -- The Cocoanuts -- Talkies, Animal crackers, and the death of vaudeville -- The end of the road -- The last of Minnie and the crash of '29 -- The four Marx Brothers and how they became a trio . . . again -- Epilogue: The end of a dream come true -- Appendix: the Marx Brothers stage chronology (1905-45)
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiii, 504 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780810134164
Lccn
2016020058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn948340152
  • (OCoLC)948340152

Library Locations

    • Vancouver Public Library - Central BranchBorrow it
      350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1, CA
      49.280188 -123.114755
Processing Feedback ...