Groucho and W. C. Fields: Huckster Comedians by Wes D. GehringGroucho and W. C. Fields: Huckster Comedians by Wes D. Gehring

Groucho and W. C. Fields: Huckster Comedians

byWes D. Gehring

Paperback | November 26, 2007

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Before Groucho Marx and W. C. Fields American comedy was innocent. After they left their hilarious smudges on the genre, comedy was anything but.

Here in a captivating book comparing and contrasting these two premier American comics is the history of how flimflam came to prevail as a major comic form. These two comic geniuses excelled at a new brand of shtick, antiheroic humor that killed off the tame demeanor of their many predecessors in show business.

By derailing the comedy oof innocence, Groucho and Fields brought film comedy to its Golden Age.

Title:Groucho and W. C. Fields: Huckster ComediansFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:November 26, 2007Publisher:University Press of MississippiLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1934110957

ISBN - 13:9781934110959