DaJames Middletonil 19 giugno 2017 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
If only for the discussion of Herman Timberg, who should be researched far more for his contribution to les freres Marx, this is a great addition to the Marx Bio bookshelf - it gives a lot of background missed even by the masterful tome by Joe Adamson (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Sometimes Zeppo) where his Marxian "antiquity" can cover only so much in its 100 page section. Now, with CGI sophistication seen in resurrecting Peter Cushing for Star Wars, it should be a mission to recreate "I'll Say She Is" for the 21st century!
5,0 su 5 stelleLooking for a Thrill? Look no further ("further father?")!
DaKafe Societyil 3 maggio 2016 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
What an amazing story, brought to life by a true (Groucho) Marxist. Noah Diamond should be commended not only for teasing lost details about the original production out of the mists of time (and innumerable rolls of dusty microfiche), but for his heroic efforts bringing the production back to the boards. Will I make a trip to NYC to see this production? You bet your life!
5,0 su 5 stelleLost Marx Brothers Play Becomes Amazing Found Book
DaL. Sherwoodil 11 maggio 2016 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
On the surface, Gimme a Thrill is another well researched, wonderfully written Marx Brothers book. Author Noah Diamond, however makes it a story of a personal journey - a journey to find, and revive the most important story of the Marx's illustrious career,
I'll Say She was the Marx Brothers' first Broadway show - the culmination of 20 hard years traversing the country on Vaudeville. But unlike the two Broadway hits that followed, The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers, it was never made into a movie. For 90+ years, it became almost forgotten, until diamond decided that it needed to be revived. This book is the story of his journey digging out remaining fragments of the script and music, and in the process, finding out more about himself as well.
This is a FUN book - Diamond infuses it with humor throughout, digging out facts about the original production that address many myths and rumors that sprung up about it over the decades. The humor continues when discussing his quest to actually revive the show for actual production, His search for his 'inner Groucho' is actually quite moving in a way.
This is a Must Read, not only for Marx Brothers fans, but for anyone that has had interest in the theater or Broadway.
One could revive the classic blurb Groucho wrote for a friends book, "I started laughing the minute I picked up this book - someday I intend to read it!", but read this - its well worth actually READING.
DaScott Saternyeil 4 maggio 2016 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
I've read a ton of books on the Marx Brothers. You'd think there wasn't anything out there that I hadn't read before, but I'm happy to say that this book "gave me a thrill" by uncovered new information on a period of their careers that was new to me! The book is divided into two parts, the first on the original production and the second on the author's researching and finally restaging this lost treasure. Both parts were very well done and kept me turning pages. Highly recommended!
DaJoe Lambiasil 11 maggio 2016 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
This is a wonderful book. It fills in an enormous gap in Marx Brothers history that other authors were just unable to fill. I learned so much from this,and I have read just about all of the books written about the team over the last 40 plus years, since I was about 12 or so. And it is also a fascinating look at the creative process,as Noah describes all the work he put into the restoration. All in all this is a must read for Marx Brothers fans. Highly recommended!
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