Passion: The Marx Brothers

Simon Louvish

08/03/2005 11:30 am
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The author of Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers (2003), Simon Louvish spoke about his passion for the sons of the German-Jewish immigrant tailor Sam Marx and his ambitious wife Minnie, whose films still inspire laughter and devotion. Satirists of pretension, folly and snobbery, the “Four Horsemen of the Apoplexy” are brought to life by Louvish’s wonderful stories of their lives and work.

Simon Louvish

Simon Louvish is author of six previous books of film history, biographies of Hollywood\'s comedy greats, from W. C. Fields and the Marx Brothers, through Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, to Mae West and now Cecil B DeMille. He is also the author of 11 works of controversial fiction. He is married, lives in London, and rants about cinema at the London Film School.